AUGUSTA & NOBLE by Carlos Murillo will receive the 2017 American Alliance for Theatre and Education Distinguished Play Award in Category B: Elementary and Middle-School age audiences. The award will be presented at the AATE conference in New Orleans from August 3 - 6. AUGUSTA & NOBLE was commissioned and premiered with Adventure Stage Chicago. It is published via Dramatic Publishing.
"It deserves loads of credit for bringing the real-world stories of undocumented parents and their children to the … stage." - Chicago Tribune
In AUGUSTA & NOBLE, we meet Gabi, a 12-year-old girl who has lived her whole life amid a vibrant Latino community in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. Gabi is starting high school across the city at Northside College Prep, where she is quickly exposed to new people and possibilities. As Gabi begins asking questions about her heritage, including the truth about her parents' harrowing journey across the border to the United States, she struggles to discover exactly where in this world she belongs. Told in English peppered with Spanish, this play for young audiences celebrates the rich history and resilience of the many immigrants who call Chicago home.