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An inside view of an immigration hearing. Read more

New York, NY Theater
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An inside view of an immigration hearing.

New York, NY Theater
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About this project

Border Sweet Border is an inside view of an immigration hearing showcasing the reality of the “waiting game” that five of 11.5 million illegal humans go through. They will be taking us on their journey from different places, different turmoil, but always the same trial.

A journey is what makes us who we are. By presenting the narratives of these individuals we hope you understand why these 11.5 million people had to leave there and have to stay here. In this way, we hope to cut the metaphorical border between us and them, leading to a place where we can address the physical border.

Directed by Michel Chahade and Graydon Gund

Produced by Stephanie Alvarez and Samantha Jane Williams


Written with testimonials by Stephanie Alvarez 

Contributing Writer: Jillian D. Hopman, Esq

Dramaturg: Rosa Schneider

Illustration by Grace Kim (www.grace-kim.net)

The Cast

Stephanie Alvarez
Elise Baker
John E. Sims
Francisco DeJesus III
Dennis Demitry
Damien Gautier
Catherine Leclair                                                                                         
Nyabel Lual                                                                                    

George C. Pafitis
Jeremy Rafal
Shadrach A. Stanleigh 

Di Zhu

What We Need:

This is where you come in! Without money all we have is ourselves. We need the funds to rent the Access Theater's Gallery Space. The Access was home to Measure for Measure, and their second stage will serve as the site of the trial.  We also need props, costumes, and scenery to bring you, the audience right into the world of the courtroom!

Past Bedlam Productions Include:

Nothing Personal 

Pieces

The Delirium of Edgar Allen Poe

Grandpa Was a Bachelor

Alice 

Measure For Measure 

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