No One Asked Me, Exploring True Stories of Undocumented Immigrants in NYC, Begins Tonight

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08 Aug 2014

Alaina Fragoso
Alaina Fragoso

The 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) presents No One Asked Me, a new play by Kate Ballen inspired by the true stories of undocumented immigrant NYC students, Aug. 8-22.

Matthew Newton directs a cast of nine that includes Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Ashlee Danielle, Gary De Mattei, Alaina Fragoso, Corneilus Franklin, Jessica Maria Kight, Veda Kumarjiguda, Terra Mackintosh and Jihan McKenzie.

Performances 
are offered Aug. 8 at 8 PM, Aug. 10 at noon, Aug. 14 at 2 PM, Aug. 17 at 8:30 PM and Aug. 22 at 4 PM at Venue #2: The Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente.

Inspired by true stories, No One Asked Me, according to press notes, "delves into the turbulent world of 'undocumented' students. Each year over 65,000 students without legal immigration papers graduate from high school in the U.S. Daniel, Alyssa, and Sophie are Bronx high school seniors hopeful for their future—yet without a social security number, they are unable to get college financial aid, legal employment and live in constant fear of being 'found out' and deported from the only home they have ever known. No One Asked Me is an insider's look at the intimate human struggle behind the current political debate in Congress around the Dream Act."

Other members of the creative team include set designer Yuki Nakase, sound designer Sam LaFrage, lighting designer Gertjan Houben, ACR Aileen Pare, stage manager Justice Longshore and graphic designer Kylie Holmes.



A talkback will be held after the Aug. 14 performance at 2 PM.

The Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente is located at 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington and Delancey). For tickets, visit FringeNYC.org. For more information, visit NoOneAskedMe.com.