In To America Presented by Culture Shock Miami

In To America Presented by Culture Shock Miami


Using personal diaries, journals, and documented historic narratives In to America traces the American immigrant experience from Jamestown to present day through the true stories of ordinary men, women and children who departed their homelands in the hopes of creating a new life. In To America is an extraordinary story 400 years in the making that transcends time, space and race to reflect the diversity and commonalities of our shared American experience.

By William Massolia

Directed by Dorothy Milne

Performed by Chicago's Griffin Theatre Company

Running time: 75 minutes, No intermission. 


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Hear what Miami's own Culture Crusaders have to say about IN TO AMERICA


“Vibrant and diverse”


“Drawn from letters, diaries, oral histories and biographies, the work—featuring a richly diverse and skillful cast of 13 under the direction of Dorothy Milne—unspools in less than two hours. That is an impressive act of condensation, to say the least, yet the show is unquestionably wide-ranging. And its message rings out loudly and clearly: Immigration, the very life blood of this country from the start, has never been entirely free, fair or easy.”

“Highly recommended... the excellent 13 actors plays multiple roles, representing an astonishing range of ethnic back-grounds with emotional authenticity and pinpoint-precise accents.”


Before the Show

We all came from somewhere, and it's awesome that we all bring something unique and special to this grand experiment called America! Join us in the lobby before the show for an interactive activation with PATH (Preserving, Archiving, and Teaching HipHop) to trace your own heritage and to share your journey!


Teens and young adults ages 13-22 can buy tickets for $5. With the purchase of one $5 ticket for someone within the age range, a second $5 ticket can be purchased for an individual of any age to join them.

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