Thursday, November 17 –
Friday, November 18, 2022
Martinos Auditorium, Perry and Marty Granoff Center, 154 Angell Street
Free and open to the public.
ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS & OTHER EVILDOERS: A sci-fi Latino noir solo performance. Written and Performed by José Torres-Tama.
ALIENS will be presented on November 17 and 18, 2022 at 7 PM, at the Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium, 154 Angell Street
With anti-immigrant hysteria reaching brutal proportions in the wake of the 2019 killings in El Paso, award-winning performance artist José Torres-Tama takes on the haters in ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS & OTHER EVILDOERS.
This inventive sci-fi Latino noir performance solo exposes the hypocrisies of the U.S. political system. Satirizing the idea of immigrants as “extra-terrestrials,” Torres-Tama brings to life the heroic stories of real people who crossed the border to escape economic and political despair.
With heart and humor, Torres-Tama’s critically acclaimed, 75-minute performance challenges the vilification of people in search of the elusive “American Dream,” and reminds us all: “No guacamole for immigrant haters.”
These performances are part of the Sawyer Seminar "Rethinking the Dynamic Interplay of Migration, Race, and Ethnicity in the Caribbean and Latin America."
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Co-sponsored by:Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
The Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre
Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration at Brown
Brown Arts Institute