AUSTIN, Texas -- The play "People of Color Christmas" is touring Austin cultural centers with a brand new holiday story about diversity.

Christine Hoang wrote the play in 2015 to give people of color more of a voice in the arts community. She says that when it comes to theater, representation matters.

"I think if other people can see folks that maybe look like them that have a story similar to there’s they can be inspired to do it themselves," Hoang said. 

A representative from the Asian American Resource Center saw the play as a way to connect different cultural centers throughout the community with one program. The center's marketing representative, Eric Oeur, said the excitement surrounding the play shows how important representation is to the community. 

"I think it speaks to how the austin community is looking for diverse stories to connect to," Oeur said. "Austin is very diverse and we want to have programming that represents our diverse communities here in austin."

The show opened Friday night at the Asian American Resource center. It was the first of a three weekend tour that includes stops at the Mexican American Cultural Center and the Dougherty Arts Center.