Directed & Curated by Jeffrey Solomon | Developed by Houses on the Moon
December 1st thru 22nd, 2017
The Fourth Street Theater At New York Theatre Workshop
83 EAST 4TH STREET
Houses on the Moon is thrilled to be presenting our acclaimed documentary play, DE NOVO, as a part of the inaugural season of NEXT DOOR at New York Theater Workshop. De Novo tells the true story of a teenaged boy from Guatemala who faced deportation after fleeing to the U.S. to escape gang life.
The gang MS13 was the only family Edgar Chocoy had ever known, but he dreamed of a better life. At fourteen, he fled Guatemala City and travelled over 3,000 miles, across the borders of three countries in search of his mother, who left him when he was a baby to find work in the United States. Detained by the Department of Homeland Security, he pleaded with a Colorado judge not to deport him to Guatemala, where the gang he left had sentenced him to death.