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Mother of Exiles

October 30

Mother of Exiles


By Jessica Huang
Directed by Shelley Butler


Eddie Loi/As Cast

Wei-Yi Lin

Modesto/Braulio/As Cast

Bernardo Cubria

Guard/Mick/Henry/As Cast

Mark Pinter

Tata/Claudia Lopez/As Cast

Jennifer Paredes

Missionary/Kate Lopez/As Cast

Jade Wu

Midwife/Sofia/Mimi/As Cast

Xochitl Romero


Mother of Exiles follows the Loi family’s journey through America across 200 years—as they are ushered along by the spirits of their ancestors. In 1898 California, a pregnant Eddie Loi faces deportation. In 1998 Miami, her grandson Braulio decides who stays and who goes. In 2098 somewhere on the ocean, their descendants sail toward a new country, fleeing climate crisis.

Mother of Exiles is 90 minutes, followed by a discussion.