Washington, D.C. — The Forum Theatre and the Center for American Progress Action Fund will be hosting a panel discussion following a presentation of “Building the Wall.” The National New Play Network’s Rolling World Premiere of “Building the Wall” is the newest play by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan—whose other works include “The Kentucky Cycle” and “All the Way”—and is directed by Michael Dove. “Building the Wall” imagines a very near future in which President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration campaign rhetoric is turned into harrowing reality.
Millions of undocumented immigrants are rounded up and detained, overflowing private prisons and incarceration camps. Now, a historian interviews the supervisor of a private prison as he awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable. This riveting and illuminating drama delivers a powerful warning and puts a human face on the inhuman, revealing how—when personal accountability is denied—what seems inconceivable becomes inevitable.
This event is open to press. To cover it, please RSVP by emailing Tanya Arditi at email@example.com.
May 3, 2017
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET
Tom Jawetz, Vice President, Immigration Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Ali Noorani, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum
Jen Smyers, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Immigration and Refugee Program, Church World Service
Michael Feldman, Principal, Transitions International
Arena Stage – The Kogod Cradle
1101 6th St, SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
Nearest metro: blue and orange line