Carlos Lacámara

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Carlos Lacámara (born November 11, 1958) is a Cuban-American actor and playwright.


  • My play attempts to put a human face on the immigration debate. It argues that the undocumented Mexican worker and the American working man have more in common with each other than they do with the businessmen and politicians who profit from their plight…
  • I wrote the play in English because I wanted non-Latinos to see it. I tried to draw Americans into the world of the play and to have them realize that, but for an accident at birth, they, too, might have found themselves crossing a terrible desert in search of a better life…
  • Myths die hard. We humans define ourselves by the ideological teams we join. We are liberals or conservatives, Christians or atheists, Yankee fans or Red Sox fans. We filter facts to conform to our group’s ideology and then defend that ideology to the death. Only a truly momentous event can make us change teams…

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