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."
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