Commissioned by Working Theater in 2011, LA RUTA, by Ed Cardona, Jr., directed by Tamilla Woodard, is an immersive theatrical experience that follows the journey of several undocumented immigrants as they cross the border into the U.S. to make a better life for themselves and their family. The play is staged inside the trailer and cab of an actual 48' truck with the audience experiencing the journey alongside the characters, surrounded by the harsh reality of their environment and the poignant narrative unfolding within.
Through LA RUTA, we, at Working Theater and Magnum Foundation, hope to raise awareness about the plight of undocumented immigrants and challenge our diverse communities to consider the experience of this large, yet too often misrepresented constituency.
\ Production History
Performed in various communities throughout New York City, April 2013
\ Creative Team
Dave Tennent & Kate Freer