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The Courtroom – December 9

The Great Hall at The Cooper Union - 7 East 7th Street

Dec 9, 2019

Best Theater of 2019!
– The New York Times

Next in our series of monthly performances:
Monday, December 9 at 7p
at The Great Hall at Cooper Union
Free Tickets –
Click here to reserve

A Re-Enactment of Deportation Proceedings

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.

Running time: 85 minutes with no intermission

Check out the video trailer for The Courtroom here!

Photo by Maria Baranova.