Antigone (at the Border)
August 8, 2019, at 7:00 pm
32 6th Avenue, New York, NY, 10013
Currently, there are more than 200 immigrant prisons in the United States. According to federal government data, California is holding 6,527 people, the second largest population of people in U.S. immigration prison. While our current presidential administration has created a mass hysteria around a “caravan of migrants” trying to enter the US illegally and has perpetuated xenophobic rhetoric, in San Diego and Los Angeles, artists are using theatre to engage with immigrant communities, tell their stories, and help them assimilate into their local communities.
Antigone (at the border) is being developed through the Drama League's First Stages Residency, with additional funding by the CUNY Graduate Center's Doctoral Student Research Grant. A workshop of Antigone (at the border) will be presented on August 8th, 2019 at The Drama League.
Ashley hosts Stage Left: a new web series about theatre in the neighborhood
Expected Release Date: January 2020
Stage Left is a new web series that examines how theatre and performance function in local communities. Every episode of Stage Left investigates a theatre company, performance tradition or performative ritual that is actively steeped in a particular community.