I Pledge Allegiance
I Pledge Allegiance: An Immigrant Anthology is a play that explores “American identity” from the perspective of immigrants. Through a series of vignettes, the piece showcases the complex and at times disjointed web of race, religion, heritage, and class distinct to the United States. Border interrogations, intimate family conversations, and schoolyard discussions in the play highlight a nuanced American reality. We seek to challenge notions of nationalism in the present global context and ask the question, “What does it mean to be an American?” by also attempting to break down how Americanness is constructed.
Created for the international meeting of the World Theatre Congress in Segovia, Spain during July 2017 and currently touring the United States.
Segovia, Spain, World Theatre Congress, July 2017
Washington DC, Lannan Symposium, April 2018
Seattle, Washington, John Carroll Weekend, April 2018
St. Louis, MO, Theatre Communications Group Conference, June 2018
Washington DC, Georgetown University Board of Governors, August 2018
Washington DC, Association of Performing Arts Professionals, November 2018
San Fransisco, CA, March 2019
Los Angeles, CA, March 2019