With the raging anti-immigrant hysteria reaching brutal proportions and the killings in El Paso, award-winning performance artist / activist, published poet and playwright, José Torres-Tama takes the Immigration issue head-on in his critically acclaimed ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS & OTHER EVILDOERS. Billed as a sci-fi latino noir solo that chronicles the rise in hate crimes against Latinx communities, the artist deftly shape-shifts into nine characters that challenge the dehumanization of immigrants in a system that readily exploits their labor.
Visually dynamic, profoundly moving, and a provocatively funny tour de force, the New Orleans-based artist employed a filmed docu-theater process of immigrants escaping political persecution and economical despair to perform real-life stories of people in search of a dream. He offers a clarion call to action for the United States of Amnesia to remember its mythic promise as the land of the free. His comic battle cry is NO GUACAMOLE for Immigrant Haters!
It (ALIENS) is a revelation of historical fact, and an accounting of the current political situation, all delivered with highly entertaining vigor. José Torres-Tama is a performance artist of the highest caliber.
— Theater News LA
The performance is timely, intelligent, heart-wrenching, thought-provoking, and quite funny. In Aliens, audiences are able to see a performance artist at the top of his game...
— The Theatre Times
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