Boxcar / El Vagon

Silvia Gonzalez S.

Published by Cyberpress

7 Male 0 Female

MetLife "Voces" winner with Repetorio Espanol, NYC

Hispanic Playwright Award SouthWest Rep

Seattle Group Theater Multicultural Festival co-winner

Border patrol officers Roberto and Bill discover the only survivor of a boxcar left in the desert with undocumented men sneaking across the border

The El Salvadorian teenager is interrogated and he relives the happy, hopeful moments of the Mexican men in their routine crossing

Until it becomes clear they were left in the hot desert with no escape

A true story based on the 1987 tragedy and the rest that have followed


"The passion of the five immigrants transcends language ... their longing for their destination is palpable in their physicality" ~ Backstage


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