Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 PM
at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204
Open to the public. Donations accepted.


A New Nation has completed its formal run amid praise from critics, the honor of a Helen Hayes Awards© Recommendation, and the rewarding personal responses from audience members. Many have requested this work be shared in their community. If you are interested in having A New Nation come to you, please contact us at so we can determine how to best serve your community’s needs.

A New Nation is the latest performance piece generated through Convergence Theatre’s Guerrilla Theatre Works model, a synthesis of performance art, poetry, interviews and physical theatre. A New Nation probes responses to the immigration crisis in the US and current perceptions of the stranger, amplifying diverse voices to challenge fear and strengthen our sense of home. The journey of an unaccompanied minor, a deportation notice and everyday life in a new land are glimpses of the narratives that move beyond the boundaries of the theatre itself.

Performances can be framed by Converging Minds, our community engagement events focused transforming art into action. Converging Minds events can feature local leaders who offer simple yet effective ways to be an advocate or just a more inclusive citizen. Or they can feature an Open Spaces engagement providing the opportunity for audience members to connect to other community members to discover ways to become more engaged neighbors and foster dialogue with one another. Combined with the show, Converging Minds becomes the heart of your theatre-going experience.

Production photos for A New Nation by Ethan Malamud.

Artistic Director Elena Velasco discusses
A New Nation.
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A trailer for A New Nation by Destiny Martinez.
Watch It Here