Elizabeth Liang '92 and Alien Citizen, a One-Woman Show
The movie of ALIEN CITIZEN: An Earth Odyssey, written by Elizabeth Liang and directed by Sofie Calderon, is now available on DVD (http://aliencitizensoloshow.com).
ALIEN CITIZEN: An Earth Odyssey is the filmed version of an internationally toured funny and poignant one-woman show about growing up as a dual citizen of mixed heritage in Central America, North Africa, the Middle East, and New England. The home-use version is $24.99 and the institutional version is $249.99. For more info, visit http://cargocollective.com/aliencitizen/Alien-Citizen-AEO-the-Movie.
Elizabeth Liang is a Third Culture Kid (TCK) or Global Nomad. TCKs/Global Nomads are the children of international business people, global educators, diplomats, missionaries, the military—anyone whose family has relocated overseas, usually because of a job placement. Liang weaves humorous and moving stories about growing up as an Alien Citizen abroad with American commercial jingles providing her soundtrack through language confusion, first love, “racial ambiguity,” culture shock, Clark Gable, and sandstorms…
ALIEN CITIZEN: An Earth Odyssey offers a rare glimpse into the life of a nomadic, cross-cultural kid and the powerful effect that life has on the adult the child becomes, both positive and negative. It is the only movie to address the intersections of identity in terms of nationality, language, gender, race, culture, religion, and global mobility in a single person and performance. Elizabeth deals with the decisions every global nomad has to make repeatedly: to adapt or to simply cope; to build a bridge or to just tolerate. Where is the line between respecting others and betraying yourself? Humor is a good coping mechanism, and the show ultimately honors Elizabeth’s unusual upbringing and the intersections of her identity. Learn more at http://cargocollective.com/aliencitizen/Alien-Citizen-AEO-the-Movie