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Upcoming Performances


Written and Performed by Jesus I. Valles

 Until fall 2020

With a single phrase, you can give up your country. With a single signature, you can tear a family apart. With a single word, you can learn to transform. In their first full-length solo show, (Un)Documents, award-winning actor and poet Jesús I. Valles journeys across both sides of a river with two names, moving between languages to find their place as a child, a lover, a teacher, and a sibling in a nation that demands sacrifice at the altar of citizenship. In doing so, they create a new kind of documentation written with anger, fierce love, and the knowledge that what makes us human can never be captured on a government questionnaire.

Directed by Rudy Ramirez, the show received its initial workshop at The VORTEX in 2018 as part of FuturX: A New Festival of Latinx Performance. (Un)Documents won three 2018 B. Iden Payne awards for Outstanding Original Script, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama, and Outstanding Direction of a Drama, and was nominated for Outstanding Production of a Drama.


Spring Series of Civil Dialogues 
2020 Elections: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

6:00-8:00 PM

CANCELED: Wednesday, March 25
CANCELED: Wednesday, April 22 (co-sponsored by the National Conversations Project/National Conversation Week)



Please note: These upcoming performances at The Empty Space have been canceled:

March 28: YogArts (moved to Zoom)

April 17-18:  Molly Bishop solo performance

April 21: Sofia Vine (LGBTQ certificate capstone performance)

April 24: Encyclopedia Show (Fungus)

May 1: Student Showcase

May 2: YogArts (Moved to Zoom)

May 6: Queer Performativity Showcase (Marivel Danielson)