Photo slideshow of the cast of "Wetbacks, Aliens & Towelheads: Stories from the First Generation".
Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 9:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm
at the Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H ST, NE, Washington, DC
Tickets at http://bit.ly/9hdxsV
Five artists tell true stories about being children of immigrant parents or immigrants themselves. In true SpeakeasyDC style, the stories are expertly crafted and combine humor, honesty, and insight to create an unforgettable night of riveting entertainment.
ABOUT THE STORIES AND STORYTELLERS:
Poet Regie Cabico tells the story of trying to fulfill the American Dream for his Filipino mother in “My H’Oprah”; TV News Reporter Delia Perry tells her story about negotiating the New and Old World rules of her Cape Verdean parents in “Tough Love”; activist Claire Nelson tells her story about changing her plans to become Jamaica’s first female prime minister in “Counting Myself American”‘; video artist and graphic designer Ayo Okunseinde tells his story about being a Nigerian transplant trying to be cool in suburban New Jersey high school in “International Day”; and comedian and solo performer, Vijai Nathan tells her story of trying to balance life as an Indian girl in Potomac, MD in “Beware”.
Presented as part of INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Feb 19 – Mar 7, 2010.