Broadway Global shares exclusive with Playwright Kate Ballen and Director Matthew Newton of No One Asked Me, the true story of hidden lives of undocumented teenagers. No One Asked Me raves reviews brought attention to the FringeNYC and now the “undocumented” teenagers will stun new theatre patrons at the Soho Playhouse, as part of the Encore Series from Sept. 26 through Sept 30 2014. BKL Productions in association with Soho Playhouse and the FringeNYC Encore Series present No One Asked Me , the award-winning Play Directed by critically acclaimed Australian Matthew Newton and Written by Kate Ballen. Broadway Global asked USA Theatre Chat, NYC Theatre Chat and over 30 other City/State Theatre Chat groups of arts lovers, to share this award winning play through social media, No One Asked Me must be shared with our Nation, to get the word out on this life changing play!
“No One Asked Me” reveals the secret lives of “undocumented” teenagers who are likely enrolled in your local high school, who we see standing in line at the movies, who we pass by on the street, and who we view as typical teenagers with their future ahead of them, instead of teenagers fearful of being deported,excluded from the American dream. No One Asked Me is a drama, not a didactic essay, that lets Americans see how this increasingly large number of immigrant teenagers without papers, lives, thinks,and dreams. The three characters in No One Asked Me, like the 65,000 undocumented teenagers that graduate from high schools every year, think of U.S. as their home and they intend to stay.” Playwright Kate Ballen.
“Illegal. No papers. They are not supposed to be here and fear being deported, yet for thousands of teenagers, the U.S. is the only home they know. Excluded from the American Dream, they face an uncertain future. Based on true stories of undocumented NYC students. “There are still tickets available for an award-winning play, No One Asked Me, which is inspired by true stories of undocumented immigrant students in New York City. The play was selected as part of the FringeNYC Encores Series and will run from Sept. 26-30 at the Soho Playhouse in NYC.
“Every year over 65,000 undocumented teenagers graduate from American high schools and face a less than uncertain future. In fact these kids’ lives are walking secrets and right at the time when they should be finding their own voices they must stay silent. Hidden. I hope No One Asked Me shows the human face of this staggering statistic and maybe speaks up for these young people who can’t speak for themselves.” Director Matthew Newton.
Inspired by true stories of “Undocumented” immigrant this students selected play by FringeNYC Encore Series plays September 26-30, 2014 for five performances .: Friday, Sept. 26 at 9:00 p.m ., Saturday, Sept. 27 at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29 at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 8:00 p.m. The Soho Playhouse is located at 15 Van Dam Street New York, NY 10013. For tickets visit Tickets: $18. For tickets visit www.fringenyc-encoreseries.com or call 212-691-1555. Direct No One Asked Me ticketing link. Runtime: 100 minutes, no intermission. Visit www.facebook.com/NoOneAskedMePlay. Meet the cast!
Following a sold out run at FringeNYC, No One Asked Me is a play inspired by the true stories of undocumented immigrant NYC high school students and has been selected as part of the FringeNYC Encore Series. Written by Kate Ballen and directed by critically acclaimed Australian actor-writer-director Matthew Newton, the show will run from September 26-30, 2014. Don’t miss this Broadway Global and USA Theatre Chat top pick The Soho Playhouse, in New York City. The play was awarded the 2014 FringeNYC Excellence Award for an ensemble production.
No One Asked Me offers an insider’s look at the intimate human struggle faced by the over 65,000 high school students without legal immigration papers who graduate in the United States each year. Hopeful for their future, yet without a social security number, these students are unable to get college financial aid, legal employment and live in constant fear of being “found out” and deported from the only home they have ever known.
The cast of nine includes Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Ashlee Danielle, Gary De Mattei*, Alaina Fragoso, Corneilus Franklin, Jessica Maria Kight, Veda Kumarjiguda, Terra Mackintosh*, and Jihan McKenzie. *Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Approved Showcase.
No One Asked Me marks the debut of playwright Kate Ballen. She was a journalist at Fortune Magazine, book author, and for the past ten years has worked as a college counselor at an inner city Bronx high school. This play is based on her experience working closely with undocumented students, helping to navigate the college and immigration process.
Matthew Newton is a critically acclaimed director, writer and actor and has worked extensively in his native Australia in the theater, on television and in film. His many leading roles include starring in the television series Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, one of the most successful Australian dramas of all time. Matthew’s debut feature film as writer/director “Three Blind Mice” won the prestigious FIPRESCI critics prize at the London Film Festival and played all around the world to rave reviews.
No One Asked Me is presented by BKL Productions in Association with Soho Playhouse and the FringeNYC Encore Series. Set Designer and Lighting Designer: Yuki Nakase; Sound Designer: Sam LaFrage; ACR: Aileen Pare; Marketing: Alan Swanke; Public Relations: Paul Siebold / Off Off PR. “Share an award winning play on social media. No One Asked Me is a must see for our Nation!” Broadway Global.
No One Asked Me plays September 26-30 at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Van Dam Street in New York City, on the following schedule: Friday, Sept. 26 at 9:00 pm; Saturday, Sept. 27 at 4:00 pm; Sunday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 pm; Monday, Sept. 29 at 7:00 pm; and Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.fringenyc-encoreseries.com or www.NoOneAskedMe.com.