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Waterwell's THE COURTROOM to Receive Live Encore Presentation


Waterwell's THE COURTROOM to Receive Live Encore Presentation

Waterwell is pleased to announce that the site-specific World Premiere production of The Courtroom, a re-enactment of deportation proceedings, will receive a special live encore presentation at The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR (44 Charlton Street) on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00pm. WNYC's Arun Venugopal will host a talkback with cast and crew after the performance as part of their 'Micropolis' series.

With text arranged from real court transcripts by Waterwell co-founder and Tony Award nominee Arian Moayed, and featuring direction by Waterwell Artistic Director and Obie Award® winner Lee Sunday Evans, The Courtroom will feature the entire original cast: Happy Anderson, Michael Braun, Tony Award nominee and four-time Obie Award winnerKathleen Chalfant, Hanna Cheek, Michael Bryan French, Mick Hilgers, Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles, Linda Powell, and Kristin Villanueva.

The Courtroom is a re-enactment of deportation proceedings. In 2004, an immigrant from the Philippines who was married to a U.S. Citizen came to this country on a K-3 Visa. After inadvertently registering to vote at the DMV in Bloomington, IL, receiving a voter registration card in the mail and voting, her removal proceeding was set in motion. It began in Immigration Court and her case was eventually heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. The Courtroom will be performed entirely verbatim from the court transcripts.

The production was recently seen in active legal spaces around New York, including the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse and Fordham Law School.

For tickets and additional information, please visit:

The Courtroom is made possible by the lead support of Angelina Fiordellisi.

Photo Credit: Ellen Wallop

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