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Just Like Us

“What makes us American?”

Based on Helen Thorpe’s bestselling book, this documentary-style play follows four Latina teenage girls in Denver—two of whom are documented and two who are not—through young adulthood. Their close-knit friendships begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls’ opportunities, or lack thereof. When a political firestorm arises, each girl’s future becomes increasingly complicated. Just Like Us poses difficult, yet essential questions about what makes us American.

“One of the finest things about this wise play… is its generous, even celebratory sense of humor, a plus for a tale that carries with it a great deal of hurt.”

Lisa Kennedy – The Denver Post

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Video Montage

Karen Zacarías Interviews

Cast & Crew

15 actor version with doubling
(as produced at the Denver Center)
9 women  //  6 men

Re-imagined 9-actor version with doubling
2 acts
7 women  //  2 men

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Click here to download a brief excerpt from Just Like Us with 9 actors

Click here to download a brief excerpt from Just Like Us with a large cast