Award-winning Spanish actor and playwright Juan Diego Botto’s latest work is a revealing look at the hot-button issue of (im)migration from the perspectives of those who have experienced the loneliness, loss, and ultimate resolve. By bringing the lived stories of these individuals to the forefront, An Invisible Piece of this World humanizes the headline-making numbers and statistics. Through his collaboration with several humanitarian organizations, Juan Diego Botto retells five unique stories with humor and passion that explore the desolation and wounds of exile as well as the human drive to survive.

Creative Team

Directed by: Ignacio Garcia-Bustelo; Choreography & Ensemble Work: Claire Astruc; Scenic Design: Jisun Kim; Lighting Design: Bruce A! Kraemer; Sound Design: Alfredo Tauste; Costume Design: Yuko Nakao


(In order of appearance)

David Riley(*), Luz Nicolas, Txemi Parra, Soraya Padrao, Ignacio Garcia-Bustelo

(*) Actors’ Equity


Stage Manager: Patricia Cardona Roca; Line Producer: Soraya Padrao; Production Manager: Teresa Benavente; Production Assistants: Stephanie Romero & Brenda Perez; Marketing: Allison Kadin; Press Representative: Yani Perez & Marcos Garcia.


An Invisible Piece of this World are made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in the Lower Manhattan and beyond.