A 5-room interactive installation on the topic of immigration and what it feels like to be foreign in the United States today. Striving to not let go of your native background,
while also fit into the reality around and not feel like an outsider is the dilemma of every immigrant. The attempt to enter American society is not complete after simply crossing the border. This performance is the internal conflict of an immigrant living in the “in between”.
It is a journey, where a group of people goes through an experience of entering this country, the “Promise Land”, as an outsider. The rooms are The Soil, Who Do You Think I Am, American Dream, Let The Right One In and Immigrants Anonymous.
Co-created by Carolina Ortiz Herrera & Yana Birykova
Direction: Carolina Ortiz Herrera & Yana Birykova | Scenic Design: Carolina Ortiz Herrera & Yana Birykova
Lighting Design: Carolina Ortiz Herrera | Costume Design: Sophia Choi | Sound Design: Fred Kennedy
Photographs by: Yara Bar
© Carolina Ortiz Herrera