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Teens' Play Brings Immigration Conversation to North Texas

Teens' Play Brings Immigration Conversation to North Texas

As the immigration debate wages on at the border, a group of North Texas teens is taking to the stage to bring the conversation a little closer to home.

Cry Havoc Theater Company first partnered with Kitchen Dog Theater back in the spring to start work on a show that would take a look at immigration from both sides of the aisle.

Inspired by news of family separations, eight teens traveled down to McAllen over spring break to sit through court proceedings, talk with those seeking asylum and to meet with the judges, attorneys and volunteers who work closest to the issue.

Teens' Play About Immigration Voices Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

Teens' Play About Immigration Voices Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

Most teenagers spend spring break traveling or working to earn spending money. In March, eight North Texas teenagers went to the Texas border with Mexico to conduct interviews about immigration and witness the ongoing humanitarian crisis. The teenagers are now performing the resulting play, "Crossing the Line," through August 4 at Trinity River Arts Center in Dallas.