WET: A DACAmented Journey, is the story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except for one: on paper. It chronicles the story of Anner Cividanis' Journey of living his whole life in the United States as an undocumented American. The play captures the desperation that DREAMers feel when considering the very limited options of adjustment of status, by being forced to navigate through a broken U.S. Immigration System. The play examines the mental, emotional, and psychological hardship one man has to endure in order to secure his livelihood in the only home he has known: Los Angeles.
WET: A DACAmented Journey is written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh, directed by Kevin Comartin, and produced by Liz Ross. The play was originally developed as part of the True Story program at Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA.
Kevin Comartin (Director, Producing Director EST/LA) is a theater artist who has worked on nearly every EST/LA production and pro¬gram since 2012 as either an actor, writer, videographer, assistant director, director, producer or once a puppeteer. He now serves as Producing Director of the company and Co-Artistic Director of the New West Playwrights, EST/LA’s program for writers under thirty. Kevin received his training as an actor and graduated from the University of Southern California with a BFA in 2012. Since then, he has collaborated with countless other artists on developing new film and theater projects, including the Kitchen Sink Variety Show, a monthly comedy show he has produced and hosted for over two and a half years at the Atwater Village Theatre. Kevin is also a frequent performer at True Story, where he first met Alex Alpharaoh.
Liz Ross (Producer, Co-Artistic Director EST/LA) is an actor, producer, writer, graphic artist, and current Co-Artistic Director at Ensemble Studio Theatre/Los Angeles. Recent productions include LA Fest; a festival of play readings celebrating the diverse voices of Los Angeles playwrighting, Winterfest; a 4-week-long play reading festival, and EST/LA’s 2nd Annual Playwrights One Act Festival. In addition to being a longtime company member, Liz has also produced, written and performed in theatres in New York and LA, including EST in NY, The Blank, New Georges, Circle Repertory East and West, and is a member of Circle Rep East and West. She has worked in television, commercials, and numerous voice overs and is the founder of the True Story program, serving as producer and host of all the True Story storytelling events at EST/LA. Her original graphic art and iconic designs have branded and represented many plays, films, and collectible licensed products. www.lizross.net