The Courtroom

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 K3 Visa. After inadvertently registering to vote at the DMV in Chicago, 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.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
The 16th annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival has been announced, featuring twelve days of music, stories, theatre, poetry, cultural celebrations, films, dance, readings, forums, workshops, discussions, gallery exhibits, mixed media, art talks, history talks and history walks.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018
Even the most virtuous among us has a few skeletons in their closet. It can be easy, especially in our fast-paced, technology-fueled, highly competitive capitalist world, to live a life that is less than perfect in terms of morality and priorities. We can usually skate by this way; but Ben Berkley, in his thrilling courtroom drama In Defense of Guilt (Koehler Books, October 24, 2018), imagines what might happen if you were forced to come face to face with your sins-and be judged for them. In a revelatory novel that will keep readers turning pages from the first word, Berkley subtly reminds us that in the end, we're all dispensable, and it's important to live each day with that in mind.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018
It was the trial of the century. Two people savagely murdered in their home, and their own daughter the chief suspect in the brutal crime. Archway Theatre's 'Trial of Lizzie Borden' brings the gory details to the stage in this exploration of the details of the crime, the prosecution's case, and the testimony of the witnesses called to the stand when they present their original production inside the Woodbury University Library 8 p.m. Fridays and Todays, Oct. 19 through Nov. 3. General admission tickets are $28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018
A Spanish American War courtroom drama written by Filipino playwright Dennis Posadas will be performed off-off-Broadway on December 8. The Court Martial of Almirante Montojo historical courtroom drama takes off from US Admiral George Dewey's 1913 Scribner autobiography where he said he came to the courtroom defense of Spanish Contraalmirante Patricio Montojo after his victory in Manila Bay on 1 May 1898 one hundred and twenty years ago.
by Katricia Lang - May 30, 2019
Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) hosts the CHICAGO national tour at Jones Hall, June 4-9, 2019. And Eddie George, NFL legend and Broadway star, plays Billy Flynn. Recently, George sat down with BroadwayWorld to talk about his character and his craft.
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2019
As John Walker Lindh is released from prison, Showtime Documentary Films today announced the production of DETAINEE 001, from Emmy(R) winning director Greg Barker (The Final Year, Sergio, Manhunt, Legion of Brothers). The film, which has been in production since 2017, gives the definitive account of Lindh's story with never-before-revealed details from his legal case and unpacks challenging truths and shifting allegiances behind one of the most compelling and unresolved mysteries of the post-9/11 age. Lindh's case set a precedent for how Americans caught up in the War on Terror were prosecuted, and the film examines how American military and justice systems have grappled with the two decades since his detention.
by Keith Waits - May 20, 2019
Yonkers and Harmonia Gardens swept into town on Tuesday evening to a packed Whitney Hall. This exuberant and big-hearted production of Hello Dolly! leans into its mid-20th origins, with nods to the period staging of the 1880s, while also exploding into the present with contemporary color palettes.
by TV Scoop - May 17, 2019
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 5/20-5/24, airing on ABC on Friday, May 17, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Waterwell is proud to announce performers and celebrity volunteers for the inaugural year of Fleet Week Follies, an annual festival of entertainment for the military community during Fleet Week, to be held on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Brooklyn's National Sawdust music venue (80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, 11249).
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2019
Jeff Daniels was a guest on last night's 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' to talk about his Tony-nominated role in 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Watch the interview here...
by Derek McCracken - May 12, 2019
The turntables spin gold in 'Original Sound,' a fresh and frenetic take on the promise and perils of guarding intellectual content in the music industry. Sebastian Chacon kills as Danny Solis, a talented amateur Nuyorican beat maker whose primary instruments are his computer, his confidence, and his affable charm.
by Joni Lorraine - Mar 5, 2019
King Productions' THE FACE OF EMMETT TILL deserves witness for bringing the painful truth of this story to light every night.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
Syracuse Stage announced the shows that will make up the 2019/2020 season: six plays and musicals on subscription plus a special world premiere directed by TV, stage and film actor Taye Diggs. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
Ghostlight Productions is the newest addition to Staten Island's Theatre community. Under the leadership of Gary Bradley, Dennis McKeon, James McKeon and Charles Sullivan, the company will present three productions as part of its debut season: The Fantasticks, Five Women Wearing The Same Dress and Twelve Angry Men.
by TV Scoop - Mar 4, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of FOR THE PEOPLE, airing on ABC on Thursday, March 21, 2019!
by TV Scoop - Mar 26, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE CODE, airing on CBS on Monday, April 15, 2019!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 22, 2019
Today, in anticipation of their opening weekend, three members of Copeland's cast - Cailen Fu, Joseph Leitess and Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva - offer some background information on what shapes them as actors (including their most memorable "the show must go on" moments) and offer suggestions for why you shouldn't miss Shakespeare in Love in our latest Friday 5 (+1):
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Soho Rep. presents the New York Premiere of Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Chen's Passage (April 23-May 26), a fantasia on colonialism past and present that asks the question: if Country Y occupies Country X, can someone from Country X and someone from Country Y ever form a mutual relationship? Directed by Saheem Ali, Passage is a playful and gripping experiment that isolates power as the sole differentiator between people challenging the arbitrary binaries that define how we live.
by Alan Portner - Mar 18, 2019
“Inherit the Wind” is a fictional construction inspired by the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial and as a screed against the “Red Scare” activities of Wisconsin Senator (R) Joseph McCarthy during the early 1950s.
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that Chef Jacques Pépin will receive the Emmy® Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 46th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremonies on May 3, 2019 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. Judge Sheindlin is the first of her genre – for courtroom or legal programming — to be so recognized for her career-long contributions to the television industry. Pepin is the first in the culinary programming genre to be so recognized for their career-long contributions to the television industry. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Grab your beach towel and a refreshing beverage and hit the beach with the Possum Point Players' presentation of "The Dixie Swim Club." Show dates for this funny and poignant play are June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16. Purchase tickets now to guarantee your favorite beach-side seat; the June 9 matinee is sold out and other performances are going fast.
by TV Scoop - Jun 26, 2019
When a Kentucky man is convicted of murdering his co-worker, it appears the mystery is solved until a stunning disclosure years later turns the closed case upside-down. Josh Mankiewicz reports on the new trial that had both sides of the courtroom bracing for what would come next.
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
When 26-year old Filipina transgender woman Jennifer Laude, is found dead with her head plunged into a motel room toilet, the perpetrator is quickly identified as 19 year-old U.S. marine Joseph Scott Pemberton. A military recruit in an unfamiliar land, Pemberton was on “liberty leave” when he solicited Jennifer at a disco. On discovering that Jennifer was transgender, he brutally murdered her, leaving her to be found by her friend and the motel receptionist.
by TV Scoop - Jun 10, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Tuesday, June 25, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019
Waterwell announces the World Premiere production of The Courtroom, a re-enactment of deportation proceedings.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, airing on ABC today, January 31, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019
Waterwell presents the World Premiere site-specific production of The Courtroom, a re-enactment of deportation proceedings, 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. Previously scheduled for only four performances, The Courtroom has added three performances to the following week. Tickets are free and available now at waterwell.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), in collaboration with the Boston Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society, are pleased to present its 16th annual Shakespeare and the Law series, focusing this winter on the subject of "Belief and the Burden of Proof" through the lens of Shakespeare's plays, directed by CSC's Associate Artistic Director Adam Sanders and produced by McCarter & English partner Daniel J. Kelly. 
by BWW - Jan 20, 2019
Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2019 for Jacksonville
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), in collaboration with the Boston Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society, are pleased to present its 16th annual Shakespeare and the Law series, focusing this winter on the subject of "Belief and the Burden of Proof" through the lens of Shakespeare's plays, directed by CSC's Associate Artistic Director Adam Sanders and produced by McCarter & English partner Daniel J. Kelly. 
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2019
CBS today announced spring 2019 scheduling plans for the new eight-episode event series THE RED LINE, which will air in two-hour installments on four Sundays, and the new drama THE CODE.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019
Waterwell is pleased to announce the extension by popular demand of the World Premiere site-specific production of The Courtroom, a re-enactment of deportation proceedings, 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. Previously scheduled for only four performances, The Courtroom has added three performances to the following week.
by TV Scoop - Jan 14, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, airing on ABC on Thursday, January 31, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
Three of Seattle's most promising choreographers will create three brand new works for Velocity's Bridge Project 2019, which will premiere at Velocity's Founder's theater from January 31-February 3. This year's Bridge will feature exciting new work from three emerging dance artists: LanDForms (Daniele Doel and Leah Crosby), Vladimir Kremenović, and Beth Terwilleger.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
Waterwell today announced the complete cast for the World Premiere site-specific production of The Courtroom, a re-enactment of deportation proceedings, 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.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
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
by Gary Naylor - Feb 28, 2019
Stephen Adly Guirgis's play is as relevant today as ever, its coruscating examination of the nature of American justice and religious redemption losing none of its power a generation on from its first outing.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
Following an evening of compelling and timely debate by reputable lawyers with proceedings and decisions by notable judges and jurors, the National Hellenic Museum (NHM), 333 South Halsted Street, is excited to announce the verdict of the 6th NHM Trial Series event, The NHM Trial of Hippocrates. On Wednesday, February 20 at The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, a jury composed of community leaders, legal and medical professionals, and academics presented their verdict of "Not Guilty" to a presiding panel of federal and state court judges.
by Roy Berko - Feb 18, 2019
Agatha Christie, the 'Queen of Crime,' was a British writer of murder mysteries, noted for creating plays, books and short stories. They not only contained intriguing plot twists, which centered on scandalous murders, elaborate twists and turns, but revealed basic 'truths' that are not what they seem.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018
A Spanish American War courtroom drama written by Filipino playwright Dennis Posadas will be performed off-off-Broadway on December 8. The Court Martial of Almirante Montojo historical courtroom drama takes off from US Admiral George Dewey's 1913 Scribner autobiography where he said he came to the courtroom defense of Spanish Contraalmirante Patricio Montojo after his victory in Manila Bay on 1 May 1898 one hundred and twenty years ago.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018
Today The Paragon Collective launches the first two installments of The First Mrs. Claus, a four-part holiday scripted musical comedy podcast. Created, written, composed and directed by Alex Aldea and Michael Ross, new episodes will premiere each Tuesday leading up to the Christmas holiday. The tongue-in-cheek tale features the voices of Michelle Visage, Kristin Chenoweth, Lewis Black, RuPaul, Ross Matthews, Josh Peck, Nancy Grace, Cecil Baldwin (Welcome to Night Vale), Katie Siegel (The Haunting of Hill House), Ray Dalton and more. Four hilarious half hour installments follow the courtroom trial of Hot Coco, Santa's first wife, who is on trial for his murder.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 23, 2018
This season, one of literature's most celebrated works, Harper Lee's To KIll A Mockingbird has landed on Broadway in a new adaptation by legendary screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.
by Natasha Ashley - Dec 15, 2018
The Central New York Playhouse Holiday production for this season is the timeless classic Miracle on 34th Street under the direction of Bella Calabria. production, set in present day, is heartwarming, nostalgic, and, as per usual, demonstrates the devotion of the community theater performers to their craft.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
A Spanish American War historical court room drama, The Court Martial of Almirante (Admiral) Montojo, was successfully performed off-off-Broadway last December 8, 2018 at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre on 17-19 West 45th Street. 'I was only hoping for a respectable attendance but thankfully both the matinee and evening shows were fully filled,' said Filipino playwright Dennis Posadas.
by Shari Barrett - Aug 25, 2019
Audience members traverse memories, dreams, emotional and real battlefields, coming in contact with a multitude of characters from Dalton Trumbo's life and novel, as we re-visit Johnny's childhood loves, family members, war room generals, soldiers, nurses, and even major religious figures, each performed to perfection while maintaining the ability to guide and interact with audience members who are often asked to participate and/or share comments during each scene. Soon it becomes apparent in THE JOHNNY CYCLE that each character, whether intentional or not, has sent Johnny to his destiny as he desperately struggles to be heard, trapped between the living and the dead without a voice. Immersive theater at its best!
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Variety reports that Elizabeth Banks and Amanda Green will executive produce legal drama 'The Twelve' for Fox.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), in collaboration with the Boston Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society, are pleased to present its 16th annual Shakespeare and the Law series, focusing this winter on the subject of "Belief and the Burden of Proof" through the lens of Shakespeare's plays, directed by CSC's Associate Artistic Director Adam Sanders and produced by McCarter & English partner Daniel J. Kelly.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2019
One-Woman Show FOr Pittsburgh Shakespeare In The Parks Celebrates Will's 455th Birthday at the historic Pump House of the former Homestead Works steel industry location, site of the Battle of Homestead.