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In and Out of Shadows

Papers, Please!

George Heymont | Posted 08.29.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Whether undocumented immigrants crawl through a tunnel linking Mexico with the United States or pay a Chinese "snakehead" to help them stow away aboard a container ship bound for America, every day of their life begins with the fear that they will be asked "Papers, please!"

Suffer the Children

George Heymont | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Although the plots of many musicals have been built around love stories and comic devices, a growing number can be identified as "message" musicals.

Immigration: A Kid's-Eye View

Joan Gelfand | Posted 04.20.2013 | San Francisco
Joan Gelfand

Emily Klion, director of the Marsh Youth Theater in San Francisco, wanted to tell the stories of the "dreamers," children caught in the battle over immigration. To help her tackle this thorny topic, she approached award-winning poet Gary Soto, who signed on to write In and Out of Shadows.