International Immigrant Teens Tell Their Story in “Making Our Way” at Cleveland Public Theatre

Fri 3/16 @ 7PM

With the recent ramping-up of attacks on Dreamers — young people brought to this country by parents as children — you’d think youth from around the world bring nothing trouble to the U.S.

And you’d be oh so wrong. Young immigrants bring diverse skills and outlooks, a hunger to succeed, and an adventurous, entrepreneurial spirit that only enriches wherever they settle.

That includes the teens at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy, who hail from around the world. And teens from countries including Afghanistan, Albania, Congo, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania and Uganda comprise the Global Teen Performance Project.

Now, together with Cleveland Public Theatre’s teaching artists, the group has put together a performance called Making Our Way, presented in conjunction with Global Cleveland. The original performance draws from the 15 students’ diverse cultures and experiences as immigrant to this country as it tells the story of a young woman forced to flee her home and the people she meets on her journey to safety.

Tickets to the performance at Cleveland Public Theatre are free, with a limit of two reservations per person. Email or call 216-631-2727 X501.


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