Monday, June 26, 2017

WISE 2017

Ting then got her chance to do her own presentation.  She set out to write a play telling the story of her father's illegal immigration to the US when she was seven.  Like many WISE projects, that was a pretty ambitious endeavor which got scaled back a bit, but she did end up writing a powerful dialogue between her and her father about it. 
For her presentation she gave a spiel about what she did and how it went, then she and I read the dialogue.  It got pretty emotional, she teared up when she stumbled over the line about her mom punishing her for getting sick and needing medicine, I wavered a bit, and soon the room full of people were all sniffling, Too De Wah had to leave the room to get himself together.

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