Alex Alpharaoh was only 2-months old when he and his 15-year old mother were almost killed in a bomb blast at a bus stop in the violent streets of the infamous “Limonada” colony, in the slums of Guatemala City, Guatemala. This began their brutal journey to the United States.
Most of his life, Alex was forced to live in the shadows of society and, through his perseverance and determination, went on to achieve a college degree and become a well-respected social worker in a specialized field, as well as a spoken word artist, well-trained actor, writer, director, and producer.
His acclaimed one-man play, entitled WET: A DACAmented Journey, examines the mental, emotional, and psychological hardship that one man has to endure in order to secure his livelihood in the only home he has ever known: Los Angeles.
His story is about what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except for one: ON PAPER.
Alex will be in conversation with Nikko Kimzin, Director of Community Engagement & Theater Education at Transcendence Theatre Company