Óyeme, the Beautiful
Written by Miriam Gonzales
Directed by Elena Velasco
2019 Tour dates: March 11 – April 5
Most appropriate for Grades 7+
Laura and Valentina are teenagers just trying to make it through another day in middle school. However, unlike many of their peers, they are refugees from Central America who have fled brutal violence in their home countries to find shelter and pursue their dreams in the United States. Step inside their shoes, hear their stories, see their struggle, and feel their strength as we move through their day. Óyeme, the Beautiful brings to light the undaunted courage and beautiful spirit that fuels these young people, and teaches us the power of friendship, family, and hope.
Performances are followed by a 30-minute audience workshop led by an Imagination Stage teaching artist. Performance and workshop running time is 75 minutes. Schools and community groups must be able to designate a 20×20 open space (or stage) for our set and performers.
Our next tour will be in the fall of 2020. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in bringing Oyeme to your community.