Since 1994, a small but significant number of refugees have been considered for political asylum in the U.S. if they can prove they were persecuted on account of their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status. Tara's Crossing recounts a transgendered asylum-seeker's remarkable flight from Guyana and her uphill battle to prove her claims of persecution from within the confines of U.S. Immigration Detention. The play is one of the first ever to deal with the subject of political asylum for sexual minority refugees and was inspired by interviews with asylum-seekers from around the world.
About the Company: Houses On the Moon Theare Company
Houses on the Moon Theater Co. exists to dispel ignorance and isolation through the theatrical amplification of unheard voices.We help communities come together and make meaningful connections through the public sharing of their untold stories.Through original performances, post-show discussions and pre-and post- performance issue-based creative workshops, Houses on the Moon is able to offer communities a powerful tool to educate and offer support around the complex issues of our time.
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
Theater: Lower East Side Tenement Museum
New York, NY
Cost:$15.00, $12.00 Students and Seniors
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