A Re-Enactment of Deportation Proceedings Comes to The Cooper Union

The Courtroom

An immersive theater experience exploring the process of deportation is coming to the Cooper Union’s Great Hall on Monday, Dec. 9th at 7:00pm. The text is arranged from real court transcripts and is framed as “an intimate encounter with our nation’s immigration court system.”

They write:

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…

Now the cast of The Courtroom will debate the fate of the show’s protagonist and her family from the site of some of the earliest workers’ rights campaigns and for the birth of the NAACP, and more. Tickets are free and available at http://bit.ly/courtroomcu.

Find more info here.