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Rowing to America - The Immigration Project - USA/CANADA ONLY

5 Male, 5 Female

J. Rufus Caleb & Kitty Chen & Others Price: $8.99

A collection of nine one-act plays on the immigration, emigration and migration experience

Written by a culturally diverse group of writers dealing with culturally diverse characters, these sometimes comic, sometimes tragic and poetic pieces cut to the heart of the immigration issue and provide an excellent opportunity to exercise the talents of a multicultural cast

Authors are J. Rufus Caleb & Kitty Chen & Robert Clyman & Keith Glover & Meg Griffith & Sachi Oyama & Guillermo Reyes & Akbil Sharma & Karen Sunde

Dead Bolivians on a Raft - M2,F1 - is a farce about an immigrant Mexican family whose playwright son wants to put his family in a play about immigrants

The Apron - F2 - is a heartwarming story of one sister who has to leave another sister behind in Ireland to move to America

Rowing to America - F2 - has a young girl literally rowing across the ocean to America amidst memories of her sister

Slave Coffee/With Observer - M1,F2 - deals with the forced march of African slaves from one state to another

Homeland - ensemble - finds a young Japanese woman dealing with the confusion that is life in Los Angeles

Famous Ali - M2,F1 - is a comedy about an Afghani citizen and his Haitian "wife" who will say anything to get through customs

A Mule in J.F.K. - M2 - a dead Colombian drug-runner emerges out of his body bag to lecture a customs officer on the merits of America

Let Us Go Then - M2,F1 - examines the grief of an Indian family whose American-born daughter commits suicide

Oh Wild West Wind - M1,F2 - is a take on the forced march of Native Americans during the infamous "Trail of Tears"

Rowing to America may be performed in its entirety or as separate selected pieces


"After you see these nine short plays about immigration, you'd have to have a heart of industrial-strength plastic not to be grateful that your ancestors took the plunge" ~ Newark Star Ledger

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