Wednesday, June 10, 7pm (archive above) –
a Live stream discussion with Alex Alpharaoh and Lidieth Arevalo about their art and their experience being DACA; along with an interview with esteemed Senator Richard J. Durbin conducted by Henry Godinez, Resident Director at the Goodman Theatre. Senator Durbin has been a long-time advocate of DACA and supporter of The Dreamers, and discusses the June 2020 Supreme Court ruling.
Directed, Produced and Edited by: Lidieth Arevalo
Cinematography by: Lidieth Arevalo, Zhan “Floyd” Luo, and Jose Hernandez
Featuring: Alex Alpharaoh
An engaging documentary about Alex Alpharaoh’s national tour of WET: A DACAmented Journey. WET is a stirring autobiographical work by Alpharaoh about his experience as an undocumented American performing artist. Through his story, the film shines light on what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except on paper.
Wet opened at Ensemble Studio Theater in Los Angeles in 2017 and has performed at major venues including Arts Emerson in Boston, Yale Repertory Theater, the Kennedy Center. Lidieth Arevalo’s film ALPHARAOH about the national tour shows as part of the festival.
Pivot will present a live Chicago performance of WET, written and performed by Alpharaoh, directed by Brisa A. Muñoz, on a future date.
Alpharaoh’s journey, told in relentless and clear-eyed detail, attempted to bring humanity to a subject that many people see only as a headline.
Los Angeles Times