Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 10:00 AM
Undocumented Students, 'In and Out of Shadows'Download audio (MP3)
Poet and playwright Gary Soto has spent a good part of his life writing about the migrant laborers he grew up with in the San Joaquin Valley. In a new play set to run at San Francisco's Marsh Theater, Soto decided to tackle the newest generation of immigrants: the undocumented students struggling to stay in school and keep their parents from being deported. We talk to the poet and the theater's co-founder about this new work, as well as some young immigrants trying to stay in the United States.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Gary Soto, poet, playwright and author of 11 poetry collections including the poem "Oranges" and the play "In and Out of Shadows," for the Marsh Youth Theater
- Adan Ruiz, former undocumented immigrant who is now a permanent resident and actor playing the role of Juan One in the play "In and Out of Shadows"
- Emily Klion, director and co-founder of the Marsh Youth Theater
- Putri Siti Dyannie, undocumented student from Indonesia who was interviewed for the play "In and Out of Shadows"