Shelter, a movement-based theater piece, is playing for free at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. tonight (June 21). The play was written and conceived by Marissa Chibas, faculty in the School of Theater, directed by Mexico City-based director Martin Acosta and choreographed by Fernando Belo (Theater MFA 13).
In creating Shelter, Chibas hoped to shed light on the current migrant crisis, particularly the stories of unaccompanied children crossing the United States-Mexico border and navigating the U.S. deportation shelter system. The play opened earlier this year to great local, national, and international acclaim.
In a review of Shelter, L.A. Weekly wrote, “Chibas and Acosta stirringly connect the dots of the crisis in a way never imagined…La Bestia is finally revealed as our monstrous indifference to yet another humanitarian tragedy of our own making.”
Shelter is a co-production between CalArts Center for New Performance and Duende CalArts. The play begins at 6 pm and will be available for streaming via the Kennedy Center website.
Related: CNP’s New Play Shelter Takes on the Immigration Crisis
June 21, 6 pm
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St., NW Washington, DC