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The Courtroom, starring Ruthie Ann Miles and Kathleen Chalfant, Extends

The site-specific production reenacts deportation proceedings using real court transcripts.

Arian Moayed has arranged court transcripts from a deportation case for his site-specific production of The Courtroom.
(© David Gordon)

Due to popular demand, Waterwell has extended its world-premiere, site-specific production of The Courtroom, a reenactment of deportation proceedings, with text arranged from real court transcripts by Waterwell cofounder and Tony nominee Arian Moayed, and featuring direction by Waterwell Artistic Director 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. For the full performance schedule, click here.

As previously announced, the cast of The Courtroom will feature Happy Anderson (The Merchant of Venice), Michael Braun (The Crucible), Tony nominee Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America), Hanna Cheek (GOODBAR), Michael Bryan French (A Doll's House, Part 2), Mick Hilgers (The Accidental Wolf), Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I), Linda Powell (The Trip to Bountiful), and Kristin Villanueva (The White Snake).

In 2004, an immigrant from the Philippines who was married to a US 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 US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. The Courtroom will be performed entirely verbatim from the court transcripts.

The Courtroom is cosponsored by Fordham Law School and made possible by the lead support of Angelina Fiordellisi.