Meet Abdul Samee: his father is Iraqi, and his mother is Puerto Rican—but if you ask him, he’ll say he’s Italian. Longing to shed his cultural identity, he changes his name to Sam, marries an American and does everything in his power to turn his back on his heritage. But when Sam meets Yasmina, a beautiful woman from his father’s homeland, he begins to learn that a tree without roots cannot stand for long. Learn More
14 was inspired by the true-life event in May 2001 in which a smuggler abandoned 30 Mexicans crossing the desert, resulting in 14 deaths from dehydration. It is a starting point for exploration to investigate the complexities of people living on the border, not giving answers but raising difficult questions. The mosaic of flawed and struggling people included emphasize the importance of investigating this topic in a way that calls not only for action and conversation but, ultimately, for a collective solution.
Originally performed with a nontraditional cast of 5m., 5w. (expandable.)
Written by a culturally diverse group of writers dealing with culturally diverse characters, these sometimes comic, sometimes tragic and poetic pieces cut to the heart of the immigration issue. Learn More
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Exploring the dilemma of not knowing where to fit in, children of mixed races struggle finding where they belong. This story is told through a mixed race, vulnerable 15 year old girl, who wonders which world she belongs to. Learn More