Communication and Media

UNI Interpreters Theatre Hosts Event

Posted on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

UNI's Interpreters Theatre hosted an interactive simulation related to immigration November 9-12, 2010. Conceived and directed by Angela Glunz, Journey through the Night was an interactive simulation in which the audience members take on the role of migrants trying to cross the United States/Mexican border. Stars shine above as you speed through the night atop a train bound from Central America to the US border. The wind whips through your hair as you cling to the sides of the boxcar, knowing that at any minute you could be sucked under the train, your body caught in the churning wheels. Thousands of undocumented workers make this trek every year in hope of finding the “American dream”.

For a review of the simulation, see the article written by Tina Hinz from the Waterloo/Courier newspaper at