Immigration Stories
Four short plays about the trials and joys of living in New York, family, legal/illegal immigration and the many characters met along the way. Written by Yasmin Sanchez, Bréhima Sangaré, Zarshed Djamaliddinov, Michael Rodriguez and Leury Polanco, Lakpa Bhutia.

Performed by Rosana Appleton, Lakpa Bhutia, Herve Bollou, Sarah Camara, Zarshed Djamaliddinov, Fatim Karama, Linda Mancini, Philip Moore, Leury Polanco, Bréhima Sangaré, Yasmin Sanchez, Amara Sidibe.

Directed by Tory Vazquez
Dramaturgy: Richard Maxwell & Jim Fletcher
Costumes: Linda Mancini
Assistant Director: Tavish Miller
Producer: Regina Vorria

June 29 & June 30 2018 at 8pm
The Performing Garage, 33 Wooster St. New York
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These four short plays were commissioned by New York City Players and were written by writers from Ivory Coast, the Dominican Republic, Russia, and India. Immigration Stories is the third production of New York City Players’ Incoming Theater Division, a program that provides creative time and space for immigrant New Yorkers to develop their stories into performance and fosters an artistic community. This work grew out of curricula developed by Tory Vazquez and Caitlin Gleason for The Kitchen's on-going education programs at Liberty High School for Newcomers.

Made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theater Program and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. New York City Players’ general operating support provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.