Plymouth Immigration Ministry team 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.”
Presented by Plymouth Immigration Ministry team, the play is directed by J Wong and produced by Carol Mooney with a few ‘real life’ lawyers and volunteer actors.
“This drama invites all to experience the compassion and sentiment of this very real story.”
The free, 45-minute presentation will be followed by a question and comment period conducted by an experienced immigration attorney(s).