The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents Building the Wall
From Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan comes the incendiary political thriller that is captivating audiences across the country. Written in “a white heat” fury following the November 2016 election, Schenkkan’s Building the Wall imagines a dystopia impacted by President Trump’s border and immigration policies.
It’s the near future and millions of undocumented immigrants have been detained in overflowing prisons. Now, a writer interrogates the director of a private prison as he awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable. This riveting and illuminating drama delivers a powerful warning and puts a human face on the inhuman, revealing how, when personal accountability is denied, what seems inconceivable becomes inevitable.
The running time for Building the Wall is approximately 90 minutes. There is no intermission. The play includes adult language and mature content and may be inappropriate for age 13 and under.