Honors Project “Qui Ni Mi Toca?” Screened Online
Qui Ni Mi Toca?, an honors project, created by undergraduate student Angelita Sanchez will be screened online May 24 at 6 p.m. (PDT). The event is free and open to all.
The script was devised by Sanchez and the cast members including undergraduate students Jess Diaz, Sarina Hall, Melissa Rodriguez, Monse Rodriquez and Nana Thao. The production is stage managed by undergraduate students Shang Her and Renata Zacarias.
This is a devised work that uses, a few first-hand narratives, to highlight some of the hardships that immigrant families face in the United States because of immigration policies and laws that make it harder for family members to see each other (or at all) and at times even stay together. This work is meant to create a space for people to reflect and discuss how we, as a community can unite to protect the rights of human beings who are being affected by the different types of family separation.
“This Honors project is the initiation of a continuous project that I will continue to work on after my time here in Davis,” said Sanchez. “For the time being though, the work right now is an offer to learn more about family separation- to stay informed about the policies and laws that are putting our different communities at risk and to talk about the social change that we can help start.”
The production contains adult language.
Angelita (AN-hE-Lee-tah) Sanchez (she, her, hers) is a fifth-year, expecting to graduate June 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in theatre and dance and Chicana/Chicano Studies at UC Davis. She is passionate about acting, writing plays and directing-especially when it involves raising social awareness and social change within the communities she identifies with. As a scholar and a performer, Sanchez is working towards specializing in social activism for education, through the performing arts. Her aim is to create spaces where theatre can be utilized to start conversations around social issues and prompt social activism.
The free online event is open to all. To participate, use this link.