Stories of Undocumented Youth Take Center Stage
They study in our schools, they play baseball with our kids, they pledge allegiance to our flag. They are Americans in every single way except for one: legally documented.
Many undocumented youth were brought to this country by their parents as babies and have no idea of their status until they apply for college or a driver's license.
They’ve done everything right their entire life, studied hard, worked hard, some even graduate with a 4.0 GPA, only to suddenly face the threat of deportation to a country that they are disconnected from, have no memory of, and where they will be surrounded by a language they may not even speak.
Jose Mercado, Director and Professor of Theater at the University of Colorado Denver, adapts personal stories and narratives from immigrant youth and adults to create Dreaming: Sin Fronteras. The live performance will use personal stories to ground the immigration reform debate in the context of real people’s lives.