“Los Niños Perdidos” (The Lost Children) is a theatre monologue adapted from Valeria Luiselli’s “Tell Me How it Ends: an Essay in Forty Questions.” It is based on her experience as a translator for migrant kids in need of legal representation.
Migrating to another world is hard enough as an adult. Imagine being an unaccompanied minor with no support – in a world you don’t understand yet. That’s pure courage. Children who do this will become great Americans – if we give them the chance. They have earned it.
Los Niños Perdidos
New York Spanish actress Sandra Gumuzzio performs Los Niños Perdidos (The Lost Children) in Spanish at ID Studio Theater in Mott Haven, The Bronx; on Saturday, December 3 & 10, 2022 and Friday, December 16 at 7:30pm. Free with RSVP. docs.google.com 🇪🇸🇨🇴
- Adapted by Linn Cary Mehta (Barnard College). 🇺🇸
- Directed by Germán Jaramillo (ID Studio Theater). 🇨🇴
- Performed by Sandra Gumuzzio. 🇪🇸
Why did you come to the United States? (Because I had nothing to eat, and men with guns were coming.)