Aliens, Immigrants and Other Evildoers

A performance of the play Aliens, Immigrants and Other Evildoers was presented as part of the 2020 One Book, One Chicago season, exploring the theme "Beyond Borders."

Award-winning performance activist, published poet and playwright José Torres-Tama takes the immigration issue head on. His critically acclaimed Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers is a sci-fi Latino noir solo show that chronicles the rise in hate crimes against Latin American communities, as the artist deftly shape-shifts into different characters that challenge the dehumanization of immigrants in a system that readily exploits their labor.

The performance was followed by a talkback with the playwright.