New York City
Fremont Centre Theatre presents the world premiere of Coming to America – Transformations, written and performed by critically-acclaimed actress Stephanie Satie and directed by multi Award-Winner Anita Khanzadian.
Refugees and immigrants, both legal and clandestine, keep coming to America driven by war, genocide, and repressive societies. They carve out new lives among us, but Who Are They? What does the “promised land” hold for them?
In Coming to America – Transformations, a paean to our nation of great diversity, Satie offers nine intimate portraits of women from El Salvador, Armenia, Afghanistan, Cambodia, India, Iran, Russia and Serbia, whose lives have been transformed, first by extraordinary events in their country of birth, and then by reinventing their lives in Southern California, their adopted home. While Satie has presented an abridged version of Coming to America for salon performances, this World Premiere includes a window into the life of a dancer in war-ravaged Iraq.