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    Tara’s Crossing

    Tara’s Crossing is one of the first plays ever to deal with the little known issue of asylum for sexual minorities in the U.S. a remedy that has been available only since 1994. Inspired by a true story, this full-length play recounts a transgendered asylum-seeker’s remarkable flight from Guyana and her uphill battle to prove her claims of persecution from within the confines of U.S. Immigration Detention.

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    On the streets of Guatemala City, gangs were his only family.
    All he ever wanted was a real home.
    To leave the gang was a death sentence.
    Coming to the USA was his last hope.
    – Or so he thought…

    This new play from Houses on the Moon Theater Company chronicles the gripping true story of Edgar and other undocumented youth, many thousands of whom make the harrowing journey across the border and through the U.S. system of justice each year.

    Building Houses On The Moon

    This award winning production, inspired by hundreds of real internet posts, tells the remarkable untold stories of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth in America and is being embraced by educators and student groups as powerful tool to create safer, more inclusive campuses.

    IN DEVELOPMENT:

    A NEW PLAY BY LUCY THURBER Jennifer just got out of treatment and her mother, aunt and grandmother are on hand to ease her transition back to normalcy. Only, what if there is no “normal” to go back to? This new play from esteemed Off Broadway playwright Lucy Thurber is about one young woman’s attempt to break the cycle of dysfunction. At turns hilarious and tragic, the project was commissioned and developed by Houses on the Moon Theater Company through a unique partnership with one of the world’s foremost treatment centers for eating disorders and the Del E Webb Center for the Performing Arts.  New York premiere at a venue TBA is planned for 2012. Also available for educational and clinical settings.  Lucy Thurber is the author of seven plays including WHERE WE’RE BORN, KILLERS AND OTHER FAMILY and SCARCITY (Atlantic Theater Company).