Central American Studies


Monday, March 14, 2016 - 4:00pm

Cypress Hall 158

The Department of Central American Studies
and CalArts Center for New Performance -- in Collaboration with Duende CalArts proudly present:


CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) and Duende CalArts proudly present the world premiere of Shelter, a movement-based theatrical performance that shares stories of the massive human crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border and passing through the U.S. deportation shelter system, unraveling the painful truths of immigration.

Shelter is written and conceived by Marissa Chibas, choreographed by Fernando Belo, and directed by Mexico City-based director, Martin Acosta.

Shelter will be followed by a facilitated dialogue, a space for the audience community to jointly engage around issues of human rights, policy, and politics. In addition to the direct audience dialogue, the facilitation structure includes opportunities to include local voices and experts.

This performance is sponsored by the Department of Central American Studies, the Central American Research and Policy Institute (CARPI), the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Theater, and the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication.