De Novo: A Documentary Play On Immigration

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De Novo: A Documentary Play On Immigration
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De Novo: A Documentary Play On Immigration says
On the streets of Guatemala City, gang members were young Edgar’s only family. He dreamed of a different future, but to leave the gang was a death sentence. This gripping documentary play tells the true story of 14-year-old Edgar Chocoy and his fight to win asylum in the United States.

New York's Houses on the Moon Theater Company presents this riveting play by Jeffrey Solomon, followed by a talkback the director and immigration advocates, including:

Emily Joiner, South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR)
Donna De Cesare, School of Journalism
Moderated by Elissa Steglich, School of Law, Immigration Clinic

For information on the use of this play in high school and college curriculum, and to reserve seating for class groups, contact Lindsey Engelman at

Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Performance in the Utopia Theatre, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin.

Parking available at Manor Garage (, Trinity Garage ( or metered spaces on Red River Street.

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Cover photo by Donna DeCesare
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By: Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies