What happens when everything you know is about to be taken from you? What can you do when you have to leave the only place you call home? Where do you go when you get tired of hiding, but too scared to run? What do you do when you’re not sure if you’re a victim or a criminal? These are just some of the barriers that young undocumented immigrants must confront. In the multimedia play Undocumented by Katherine Chua, she highlights the inner turmoil of a girl called Frida, who has been found out by the authorities as being in the country illegally. Although she has been living in the U.S. since the age of 8 and is now 25, she will be taken from all she’s ever known and deported “home” to her native country. The only light is the possibility of having the DREAM Act bill get passed by legislation. But before Frida can find solace and trust in this bill being past she must find solace, trust and forgiveness in others and most importantly herself.
"Undocumented" is an important piece to produce at this time because of the political climate around immigration reform, and more specifically on the subject of undocumented immigrant youth. After 10 years of advocacy to the get the DREAM Act Bill passed, this past February was the closest it had gotten in Congress. It was only a few votes short from getting past the to the President. Soon thereafter, the unrelenting advocacy of undocumented youth and advocates, New York State introduced the DREAM Act Bill this past March. In addition to touching on the politics around this issue, "Undocumented" gives an inside look at how a young girl comes to realize her situation and the choices available to her.
Come and Join Us! Performances are August 18th and 19th at 8pm & August 20th at 8:30pm, 2011 at Stage Left Studios: 214 West 30th Street, NYC
CAST: Sahar Marudi, Dorcas Evelene Davis, Madelene De Leon, Justin Serrano, Darrin Benjamin Maxwell
Production Team: David Mitnowsky, Director / Lexy Nistico, Asst. Director
Designer Team: Jonathan Spencer, Lighting Designer / Nick van der Grinten, Multi-Media Designer / Liz Parker, Puppetry Consultant
Playwright: Katherine Chua