This Independent Study focuses on the interviews I conducted of undocumented Latina women in Chicago. I analyzed the interviews along with researching the sociocultural context to discuss the challenges they navigate in their everyday lives. The interviews and the sociocultural context are then utilized to devise a performance. Through the analysis of Victor Turners theory, performing ethnography, along with theatre scholars of Augusto Boal and Jan Cohen-Cruz, discusses the significance of story telling and the mechanism of using the interviews as an essential tool in understanding a social or cultural group. Other performance works done by Anna Devere Smith, E. Patrick Johnson and Tectonic Theatre Project, the techniques they offer will be used in order to explain the choices I made when devising my performance. The overall end product of this I.S. is my production titled “No Estoy Aquí” presented at Shoolroy Theatre at the College of Wooster.


Noriega, Jimmy

Second Advisor

Frese, Pamela


Sociology and Anthropology; Theatre and Dance


Other Theatre and Performance Studies | Social and Cultural Anthropology

Publication Date


Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis



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