Letters from UndocuAsians is a theater production written, directed, and performed by undocumented Asian youth members of RAISE (Revolutionizing Asian American Immigrant Stories on the East Coast). The production is inspired by the everyday lived experiences of undocumented immigrants -- from navigating friendships to maintaining family in the face of immigration policies. If you're in New York City on August 13, you can catch a performance at the Barrow Street Theatre.
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Letters from UndocuAsians
On August 13, RAISE, the only pan-Asian undocumented youth group on the East Coast, returns to the stage at Culture Project in New York City with a new theater production, Letters from UndocuAsians.
Written, directed, and performed by members of RAISE (Revolutionizing Asian American Immigrant Stories on the East Coast), all of whom are undocumented Asian youth, Letters from UndocuAsians is a sequel to last year's performance of UndocuAsians.
The new production is inspired by everyday lived experiences and intersecting oppressions of being an undocumented immigrant. Asian American youth grapple with questions such as how to deal with friends and well-intentioned allies on a daily basis, how to connect with relatives at a time when immigration policies are tearing families apart, and how to build a future in the midst of great uncertainty.
Letters from UndocuAsians is a poignant performance that examines the joys, triumphs, and dignity of undocumented Asian Americans living in the United States in the face of seemingly unsurmountable odds.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Barrow Street Theatre
27 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014
1 - Christopher Street
A/C/E/B/D/F/M - West 4th Street
Tickets: $20 (general admission) $15 (students).
For more info about the stories shared, check out Raise Our Story, a Tumblr page of undocumented immigrant stories. To purchase tickets for the August 13 production, click here.