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Origins Project: Origins Project

Informational about the Origins Project

The Ray Howard Library, Theater/Drama, and Communications Studies presents...

Origins Project: 

True tales inspired by the book Papers: Stories by Undocumented Youth

                               written and performed by Shoreline Community College students

Production in June 2021

What is the Origins Project

The Origins Project was inspired by the book Papers: Stories by Undocumented Youth, a collection of true stories from immigrant youths aged 10-32 about their experiences coming to America and living in America. The Origins Project will be a collection of true stories about the immigrant experience in the form monologues, scenes, skits, interviews, short-stories, and/or interviews about the immigrant experience. The content will be created and performed by Shoreline Community College students.

This project will live-streamed on YouTube through the Ray Howard Library's YouTube channel. Planning will begin during winter quarter 2021. Production is set for spring quarter, June 2021. 

WANTED! Student Writers!

We are looking for true stories of the immigration experience that can be expressed in the form of scenes, skits, monologues, poems, songs/musical pieces, short-stories, or interviews. 

Are you interested in being a part of the Origins Project?

Are you interested in sharing your immigrant experience?

Do you know someone willing to share their immigrant experience (close friend or relative)?

Are you a writer* who would like to see your work performed in a live stream production on YouTube?

*writers are NOT expected to perform their work, actors will be provided

If you answer YES to any of the questions above, then please contact: TaChalla Ferris ( to express your interest.

Please let us know if you're interested. Production will be begin spring quarter 2021.

Psst! There's an opportunity to earn up to six credits. Email if you want to know more. ;)

Got Questions? We Got Answers!

Do you want to be a part of the project, but have some questions? Let us know! 
Feel free to email us for all your questions, comments, and concerns.

  • TaChalla Ferris (
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