Set during World War II, two teens meet at Manzanar, a concentration camp for Japanese Americans. Together, they explore issues of identity, family and what it means to be an American. This coming of age play by Tere Martínez and Janet Hayakawa is geared toward middle and high school students. It is followed by two drama-in-education workshops which prompt critical thinking to deepen understanding about this historical event and how it connects to issues of social justice today.
This project is made possible through a grant from the Kip Tokuda Memorial Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction 2018.