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The Ungrateful Immigrant

COMPANY: Ay, Caramba! Theatre

Yulissa Campos: Playwright, Actor & Director Brooklynn Bitner: Designer

FROM: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


The Show

From the creator of I, Frida and Trapped, a brand new comedy show is brought to you about: what exactly immigrants and refugees should be grateful for. Who owes what to whom. And the meaning of belonging.

Audience: All Ages
Genre/Style: Comedy & Storytelling
Warnings: N/A
Duration: 30 minutes
When: 7:00pm, July 31, August 7;
8:30pm, August 1 & 4
Where? On your lawn!
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Get to know the cast & crew

Yulissa Campos (Actor, Playwright, Director, Producer) is a professional actress and an emerging playwright originally from Ecuador, but calls Saskatoon her second home. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, both from the University of Saskatchewan. Yulissa is the founder and artistic director of Ay, Caramba! Theatre, the first Latinx theatre in Saskatoon. She debuted as a playwright in the Last Sunday in March 2019 with Trapped and wrote, produced and performed Ay, Caramba’s inaugural production I, Frida at the 2019 Saskatoon Fringe Festival. Selected theatre credits: Earth Diver (SUM Theatre), Prairie Nurse (Station Arts Centre) I, Frida (Ay, Caramba! Theatre), The Penelopiad (FerrePlay Theatre). Playwriting credits: Trapped (#ArtApart NTS 2020, Short Cuts Festival 2020, The Last Sunday 2019) I, Frida (Saskatoon Fringe 2019). Upcoming: Theatre in the Park/SUM Creation Studio 2020, M1 Singapore Festival 2021. Yulissa hopes all of you are staying safe and well during this difficult time and she is thrilled to share this new piece to you! 

Brooklynn Bitner (Designer): While finishing her BA in Studio Art, Brooklynn stumbled across the University of Saskatchewan Drama Design program, and instantly fell in love. Set, Costume, and Sound Design are her fortes, but she dabbles in projection and lighting design as well. With a passion for bringing technology and spectacle to live stage, Brooklynn wants to wow audiences with transformative, evolving, and dynamic designs that make the audience question their perception of reality.