Tender Age

WRITTEN BY GEORGE BRANT
WORLD PREMIERE
DIRECTED BY HENRY GODINEZ
STREAMING AND IN-PERSON SUMMER 2021

When Martín applies for a position at the local Walmart-turned-Detention Center, he expects to be supervising hardened criminals facing deportation. But he soon discovers he's guarding a warehouse full of children, as young as his own, separated from their families at the nearby Texan border.  Still, jobs are scarce, the graveyard shift pays well, and Martín is in no position to turn down a steady paycheck. But when a strange epidemic reaches the facility, he faces a moral reckoning. Stark and propulsive, Tender Age joins Brant’s Grounded (Studio, 2014) as a play about living at the edge of your ethics.

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