"Relevant and engaging... Tioni Collins’ clever staging adds punch to the proceedings... the effective production showcases energetic actors and Ubuntu’s committed crew"
SF Examiner

"Timely, powerful, intimate... puts us in the middle of crippling, outdated immigration policies"

"Poignancy, humor, power... a fresh take on the American Dream"
Spinning Platters


American Jornalero

West Coast Premiere

April 13–May 6, 2018

by Ed Cardona Jr.
directed by Tioni Collins

In an empty lot on a New York street corner, six men wait: For coffee. For work. For news. For their luck to change.

One of the season’s site-specific productions, this vital new play places a literal fence line through the center of contemporary dialogue on labor and immigration—and asks whether it’s a divide that can ever be scaled.


Marcelo             Cristhian Ayvar
Luis                    Jose Rodriguez
Michigan           Juan Berumen
Montezuma       Benoît Monin
Mark                  Paul Rodrigues
Toby                   Ted Zoldan


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