Four undocumented teens with a love for robotics and a knack for lateral thinking entered a world-class underwater robot competition in 2004 expecting to learn a lot and have a great time, just hoping to avoid last place.
Thanks to the efforts of two exceptional science teachers from an underfunded Arizona high school, the four youths manage to best a field of some of the country’s brightest engineers and vastly better-funded competitors by determination and creative thinking.
This story is a testament to the power of innovation and the importance of mentorship; while also making strong points about the problems with immigration laws in the United States, and the barriers it puts up against youth who grow up in that country.
Living Literature has created a 50 minute, three performer readers theater version of Joshua Davis's incredible true story.
Free & Open to the public.