October 8, 2023
Performances & Events
WET: A DACAmented Journey
Written and Performed by Alex Alpharaoh
September 23, 2023 | 7:00 pmLydia Mendelssohn Theatre
911 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Free - no tickets required
The story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except for one: on paper. This 85-minute, solo performance piece chronicles the story of Anner Cividanis’ journey of living his whole life in the United States as an undocumented American. The play captures the desperation that DACAmented individuals feel when considering the very limited options of adjustment of status, by being forced to navigate through a broken U.S. Immigration System. The play examines the mental, emotional, and psychological hardship one man has to endure in order to secure his livelihood in the only home he has known: Los Angeles.
ALEX ALPHARAOH is a multi-disciplined Award-Winning Performance Artist from Los Angeles, CA. Alpharaoh earned his reputation as an Emcee and Spoken Word Artist by honing his skills in various venues throughout Los Angeles including Da Poetry Lounge, Project Blow’d, A Mic and Dim Lights, Sunday Jump, KPCC’s “Unheard LA”, and True Story. He’s performed in venues throughout the country including D.C.’s Busboys and Poets, and New York’s renowned Nuyorican Cafe.
Alpharaoh is the founder and creator of SP!T: Spoken Word Theatre, a Los Angeles based Ensemble that combine elements of Hip-Hop Culture, Spoken Word, Acting, and Dynamic Movement in order to tell original stories that are centered around societal issues with the city of Los Angeles as its backdrop. As a writer, Alpharaoh has had his work produced at Antaeus Co., The Los Angeles Theatre Center, EST/LA, Urban Theatre Movement, and Casa0101, Where he World Premiered Don’t Talk About It, SP!T About It in the fall of 2016. Alpharaoh has studied dramatic writing and playwriting with screen/stage writers Seth Ez-zvi Rosenfeld, Oliver Mayer, Josefina Lopez, Zakiyyah Alexander, and Margaret Medina.
Alpharaoh’s latest solo show, WET: A DACAmented Journey, was developed, workshopped, and produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Los Angeles (EST/LA), Alpharaoh’s home space. Since opening in the fall of 2017, WET: A DACAmented Journey received rave reviews, has been nominated for several awards, including Best Solo Performance of 2018 by The LADCC, which Alpharaoh won. WET has played in several stages including The Encuentro De Las Americas Latinx Festival at the LATC, The Hip-Hop Theatre Festival at The Kennedy Center, New York’s Lincoln Center Education, The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and various Universities throughout the country. WET recently closed its first 8 city national tour.
Alpharaoh is a classically trained actor with over a decade of performance experience.