Back in April the Register-Star broke the news that Walking the dog Theater’s German-born Co-Artistic Director, Benedicta Bertau, had to leave the country for immigration reasons. Here is the sad update from Benedicta herself:
Dear Friends and Colleagues of WTD,
About a month ago Walking the dog Theater (WTD) received notice that the US Department of Labor has denied WTD’s application for permission to file for a Green Card (Permanent Residency and Work Permission) for me. Several reasons were quoted, but in the end, logic around these procedures is not necessarily the thing to look for. The immigration lawyer WTD has been working with explained that we did have the option to appeal this decision. But this would have required great financial and organizational strain.