Play Sheds Light on Detention 

April 16, 2019

Following worship, Sunday, May 5, Plymouth Immigration Ministry transforms Hildebrand Hall into a detention center courtroom where audience and participants are immersed in an experiential drama to get a glimpse of what our immigrant neighbors face if detained. The Detention Lottery, a play written by Seattle Immigration Attorney Margaret O’Donnell, provides insights into courtroom proceedings. Some audience members are detained upon entry, through assigned identities as immigrants, to defend themselves against deportation as best they can, without preparation and in most cases without legal advice or representation. 

According to The Seattle Globalist,Interactive drama The Detention Lottery sheds light on immigration court.”

Produced by Plymouth Immigration Ministry Team, cast members are still needed; four men (age 30 to 60) and three women (age 25 to 45). Some audience members may be recruited as detainees. Help is also needed for props, ushers, food and more.

The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a question and comment period conducted by an experienced immigration attorney(s). Bring a friend, learn more about the system and leave with additional resources.

To volunteer for cast or other help, please contact Carol Mooney:

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