“WET: A DACAmented Journey,” written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh, and “What Remains,” with direction and choreography by Will Rawls and text by Yale professor Claudia Rankine, will be staged as part of the Yale Repertory Theatre’s “No Boundaries” performance series.
“WET: A DACAmented Journey” will be performed Dec. 13-15. The play chronicles Anner Cividanis’ life as an undocumented American in Los Angeles, and examines the emotional and psychological hardship one man endures while navigating a broken U.S. immigration system to secure his livelihood in the only home knows.
“What Remains” is a production layered with poetry, video, dance, and music references that examines society’s role in the disturbance and murder of its black citizens. Produced by Live Arts Bard, the show features production design by David Szlasa, costume design by Eleanor O’Connell, and sound design by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste. John Lucas serves as creative consultant. It was created in collaboration with and is performed by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Leslie Cuyjet, Jessica Pretty, and Tara Aisha Willis. “What Remains” was commissioned and developed by Live Arts Bard at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, with additional commissioning support from the American Repertory Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, and the French Institute Alliance Française Crossing the Line Festival. It will be presented Feb. 14-16.
Both productions will take place in Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St. Talk Backs will follow each of the performances.
Tickets for the “No Boundaries” series are $50-$70; $25 for student tickets. Tickets are available online at the Yale Rep website, by phone at 203-432-1234, and in person at the Yale Rep box office, 1120 Chapel St.