Dallas Theater Center presents Deferred Action
Dallas Theater Center presents the world-premiere of Deferred Action. A co-production with Cara Mía Theatre Co. and directed by Cara Mía’s Artistic Director David Lozano, Deferred Action features company members from both DTC and Cara Mía.
Written by Lozano and DTC’s Director of New Play Development Lee Trull, Deferred Action is a new play introducing audiences to Javier Mejía, one of the immigrants known as “Dreamers” who arrived in the U.S. as an undocumented minor. Now, after years in the States, he finds himself caught in the tangle of existing immigration laws, new presidential policies, and the harsh reality of living in the shadows. With hopes that temporary administrative mechanisms like Deferred Action will be the answer to their dilemma, Deferred Action follows the lives, loopholes, and dangers of those who dare to dream. Democrats. Republicans. Activism. Politics. It’s all just another border to cross.
Deferred Action is a recipient of a grant from the TACA Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, and Communities Foundation of Texas.