Allos: The Story of Carlos Bulosan
by Giovanni Ortega
directed by Fran de Leon
featuring Reggie Lee, Matt Pascua, Jason Rogel and Ellen D. Williams
About the play: Like so many immigrants seeking a better life, Carlos Bulosan followed his brothers from the Philippines to America only to find violence, racism and exploitation. He used his writing to combat discrimination and became an advocate for migrant workers rights. In 1946, his semi-autobiographical novel America Is in the Heart became the voice of the Filipino immigrant experience. Bulosan’s story is a testament to one man’s courage and spirit in a country that rejected him, yet he never ceased to love and believe in the country he called home – America.
Artists at Play and Center Theatre Group invite you to a free play reading at your local Boyle Heights library. As always, the play readings are open to the public and designed to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.