San Fernando Valley : REALLY BIG SHOW

Confronting their racial, ethnic, gender and sexual-orientation differences head-on wasn't always easy for the 20 or so Reseda humanities magnet students who took a class in Interdisciplinary Theater Exchange.

So the Cleveland High School 11th-graders made a production out of it--a theatrical production, that is.

Guided by professional artists and human-relations trainers, they parlayed their human-relations training, research into the history of oppression and role-playing into a dramatic political farce about immigration called "The Relocation Game: How Bad Do You Want to Be an American?"

"The Relocation Game" was written by outside director Brian Joseph based on the students' research. It follows a modern Chinese family's attempt to immigrate to the United States.

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