Opening Doors for New Americans since 1882
Our friends at Houses on the Moon, a New York City theatre company, are bringing Tara's Crossing, a play by Emmy-nominated writer Jefferey Solomon about a transgender woman fleeing Guyana for asylum in the United States, only to end up in a government detention center. The story tracks her fight to prove her persecution and why she has fled to the United States. It was inspired by dozens of interviews with sexual minority asylum seekers in New York, Washington, DC and San Francisco.
This play is one of the first to deal with gays, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered refugees seeking asylum, a process which has only been in place since 1994, and will be featured at the 11th Annual Trans Health Conference in Philadelphia and free and open to the public.
Houses on the Moon is also the theatre company behind De Novo, the incredible story of a Guatemalan boy who fled from the gangs he grew up with to the United States, only to be deported back to the people he ran from. More about that show coming soon!
For more about the 2012 Trans Health Conference, a program of Mazzoni Center, click here to learn about their programs and to register. The Conference is completely free to ensure it is as inclusive and accessible as poossible.
Photo courtesy of the Houses on the Moon website.