Teatro Vivo presents the National Tour of
A Cara Mía Theatre and IgniteArts/Dallas Production
This is the story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except for one: on paper. It chronicles the journey of Anner Cividanis, who has lived his whole life in the United States as an undocumented American. The play captures the desperation that DREAMers feel when being forced to navigate through a broken U.S. Immigration System. This solo performance examines the emotional and psychological hardship one man has to endure in order to secure his livelihood in the only home he has known: Los Angeles. Alex Alpharaoh was recently featured in American Theatre magazine.
“I was asked recently, why do this project now, doesn’t this put you at risk?” says writer and performer Alex Alpharoah. “I’ve lived my entire life in the shadows, where it was cold, lonely, and dark. I never knew that there were people like me. If I would have known sooner that there were people in situations similar to mine, I would have felt a sense of comfort in knowing that I was not alone. I speak for those who cannot, who are too afraid, who have a language barrier, who are tired, and feel defeated, like I tend to feel on my worst days. I speak because at any day, they can end DACA and I can be right back to square zero. But, before that happens, I’m going to make sure you hear me.”
This production is part of a national tour, in partnership with Cara Mía Theatre in Dallas, Ignite Arts Dallas, and ArtsEmerson in Boston.
October 4-7, 2018
Thursday – Saturday 8:00 PM
Sunday 2:00 PM
Emma S. Barrientos
Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street
Austin, Texas 78701