Aquí Estoy

Location:  Chicago, IL
Project Description: 

Named one of the best shows of 2007 by the Chicago Sun-Times, Aquí Estoy (Spanish for "I am here") was based on months of interviews conducted by Albany Park Theater Project youth ensemble members about the lives of undocumented immigrants in Chicago. Aquí Estoy was composed of two provocative theater pieces: "Amor de Lejos" chronicled the tough lives of day laborers who immigrated from Central America and Mexico; "Nine Digits" told the moving story of a Chicago teen who had been an undocumented immigrant since his parents brought him to the United States from Colombia at the age of six. Performances were followed by conversations, facilitated by youth ensemble members, addressing the issue of undocumented immigration. Directed by Colby Beserra, Micah Bezold, David Feiner, and Maggie Popadiak.