UndocuMonologues at eTown

MEDIA ADVISORY

IN HONOR OF IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH AND INDEPENDENCE DAY

MOTUS THEATER PRESENTS POWERFUL UNDOCUMONOLOGUES PERFORMANCES WITH ROBERT JOHNSON

BOULDER, CO, 06/20/2019 - In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month and Independence Day, Motus Theater presents two unique performances of UndocuMonologues with jazz great Robert Johnson at eTown Hall on Saturday, June 29th.

UndocuMonologues features passionate stories from 10 undocumented leaders with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) developed in a 16-week workshop in collaboration with Motus’ Artistic Director, Kirsten Wilson. Motus writers/performers invite the audience to hold the weight of their stories and to feel the injustices that result from being undocumented. These monologues from the heart of undocumented leaders on the frontlines of the U.S. immigration debate are also woven with musical responses by jazz great Robert Johnson, who has sung with Stevie Wonder and Stan Getz, and pianist Adam Bodine, whose captivating tunes provide a healing space for both performers and audience members.

After the tremendous success of the UndocuMonologues performances presented in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 at the Dairy Arts Center (both full houses), Motus brings back two different sets, both with musical responses by Robert Johnson and Adam Bodine.

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 5 PM & 8 PM

Tickets: $20, Ticket links:

5 PM, UndocuMonologues Family-Friendly Performance: eventbrite.com/undocumonologuesfamilyfriendly

8 PM, UndocuMonologues Unplugged: eventbrite.com/undocumonologuesunplugged

www.motustheater.org/event

In between the two performances, starting at 6:30 pm, Motus presents the Shoebox Stories: UndocuAmerica Series Podcast Announcement Party also at eTown. In this free event open to all, the community will learn more about the upcoming national podcast by Motus Theater in which national leaders such as Jorge Ramos, Nicholas Kristof, Gloria Steinem, and Maria Hinojosa, step into the shoes of  12 undocumented writers with DACA by reading their stories. Each episode will also include a musical response by Grammy-Award winning musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma and Arturo O’Farrill. This event will include free food, exclusive footage of the podcast, and a musical performance by Robert Johnson.

Motus Theater’s mission is to create original theater to facilitate dialogue on critical issues of our time. We aim to use the power of art to build alliances across diverse segments of our community. Motus’ UndocuMonologues performances and the Shoebox Stories: UndocuAmerica Series Podcast are part of the UndocuAmerica Performance & Media Project, which aims to disrupt the false narratives and dangerous attacks on the civil and human rights of the immigrant community through the art of storytelling.

Publicist: Kiara Chávez, Motus Theater | kiara@motustheater.org | 310-489-8372


Rita Valente-Quinn