Written by renowned playwright, Paul S. Flores, and presented by Youth Speaks, Pilgrim Street will premiere at San Francisco’s Z Space on Thursday, September 13th through Sunday, September 16th 2018.
Pilgrim Street follows the struggle to reunite families in Stockton, California who have been separated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), foster care, and the school to prison pipeline.
Based on the testimonies of Fathers and Families of San Joaquin re-entry program participants, trauma center clients and staff members, Pilgrim Street imagines Stockton in the near future as family members attempt to recover connection to their loved ones in and out of the system without getting arrested or deported.
In a gritty Stockton community known as Pilgrim Street 20 years in the future, “Ninyo” is an underground fixer who searches for lost children by hacking the biometric data archives of a fictional tech company GrupeTech and solicits the help of Da Mayor to create a plan to recover and transform Stockton’s children from victims to leaders of the future.
As a theater maker, Flores intends to build community around Pilgrim Street to help reduce trauma and recidivism in Stockton and California.
Pilgrim Street is an art project intersecting criminalization, immigration, and citizenship at a time when vulnerable communities are looking for solutions and strategies to protect themselves from violence at the hands of hostile state policies.
Written by Paul S. Flores
Directed by Sean San Jose
Developed and Produced by Youth Speaks, Paul S. Flores, & Z Space
Dates & Times:
Thursday, September 13th 8:00pm
Friday, September 14th 8:00pm
Saturday, September 15th 8:00pm
Friday, September 14th 2:00pm
Sunday, September 16th 2:00pm
450 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
$5 Youth under 21/Seniors
$15 Groups 10 or more
$25 Adult GA
**All seating is General Admission
Available online at: http://www.zspace.org/pilgrimstreet or by calling 415.626.0453
Schools or community organizations interested in complimentary tickets please email: [email protected]