The Courtroom: A Re-Enactment of Deportation Proceedings
Where: The Cooper Union
7 E. 7th St. | 41 Cooper Sq.
212-353-4100 Price: Free
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An intimate encounter with our nation’s immigration court system, The Courtroom follows Elizabeth Keathley, an immigrant from the Philippines who was married to a U.S. Citizen came to this country in 2004 on a K3 Visa. After inadvertently registering to vote at the DMV in Bloomington, IL, receiving a voter registration card in the mail, and voting, her removal proceedings were set in motion. Her case began in Immigration Court and was eventually heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. The Courtroom is performed entirely verbatim from court transcripts.
The Courtroom’s transcripts are arranged by Waterwell co-founder Arian Moayed and the re-enactment is directed by Lee Sunday Evans. Featured cast members (subject to change) include Happy Anderson, Kathleen Chalfant, Hanna Cheek, Michael B. French, Mick Hilgers, Linda Powell, and Kristin Villanueva. See the trailer.
The event is free and open to the public. General public should reserve a space. Please note seating is on a first come basis; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house. The house will open at 6:00pm; at 6:45pm, those on standby will be allowed to claim any remaining seats, so please plan a timely arrival.Buy tickets/get more info now