The Courtroom

Best Theater of 2019!
– The New York Times

The Courtroom returns for monthly performances at civic venues in NYC!

A RE-ENACTMENT OF DEPORTATION PROCEEDINGS
Performed in Active Legal Spaces

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.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
December 9 at 7p: The Great Hall at The Cooper Union (7 East 7th Street)
Free and open to the public – Click here to reserve

Running time: 85 minutes with no intermission.

Photos by Maria Baranova.


Check out the video trailer for The Courtroom below!