Camazotz, the Mesoamerican bat god, arrives in Chicago alone and undocumented


Raúl Dorantes uses a mythical creature to tell an immigration tale.

In his potent new play for Colectivo el Pozo, Chicago playwright Raúl Dorantes shows a knack for extracting a kind of ironic mythic resonance from thorny cultural narratives about immigration, creating a destabilizing, impish, mystifying 70 minutes. In this magical, menacing world, the gods of nearly every immigrant group die on their journey to America.…

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