Dream Acts Re/Union Company
About the show
Imagine that you don’t have a country. It doesn’t matter if you believe you’re American, because no one else believes you. You don’t exist. Worse, you are hunted for deportation. You love this country, but the country does not love you back.
In Dream Acts, five undocumented teens from Nigeria, Mexico, Ukraine, Korea, and Jordan face the extraordinary challenge of living ordinary lives under the radar.
Panel discussion: Sunday, March 25, 5 pm
Re/Union Company and Immigrant Artists and Scholars in New York (IASNY)
present the panel DREAM ACTS: The Role of Theatre in Social Change
Featuring DREAM-eligible undocumented youth Yelky Ramos and Nataly Lopez, and special guests: Thanu Yakupitiyage (DREAM Fellowship Coordinator, New York Immigration Coalition), Carlo Alban (theatre/film artist, author of the autobiographical solo show Intringulis, about his life as an undocumented immigrant), Marcy Arlin (artistic director of Obie-winner Immigrant Theater Project, CUNY professor), Meiyin Wang (associate producer of "Under the Radar" Festival and Symposium in New York). Moderated by playwright Saviana Stanescu.
Dream Acts is part of the 2012 Spring Artist Lodge.
Dream Acts is written collectively by Mia Chung, Jessica Litwak, Chiori Miyagawa, Saviana Stanescu and Andrea Thome
Directed by Kristin Horton
Performed by Neimah Djourabchi, Anna Kull, Rey Lucas, Rory Lipede, Tiffany Villarin
With consulting dramaturgy by Suzy Fay
Lighting Designer: Raphael Mishler
Costume Designer: Savana Leveille
Stage Manager: Kate Rourke
Assistant Producer: Ann Marie Dorr
Project Assistant: Nicole Sandry