Borderlands Theater Oct 28, 2014 – The Encuentro & The Migration Project & Teatro Chicana
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October 28, 2014
“This is our culture, our voice, our expression” News from El Encuentro 2014.
Eva Tessler and her cast and crew enjoyed a succesful run at the LATC & Latino/a Theatre Commons Encuentro! With standing ovations at almost every show!
“Being at the encuentro is a once in a lifetime opportunity: It is like coming out of the shadows, of invisibility and silence. Experiencing all these vibrant voices carried by young people is a promise for the future. There is a camaraderie and lack of competition that is refreshing. Intar offered their set to us out of the blue. Everything is so well organized. Everything screams ‘WELCOME HOME.’ This is our culture, our voice, our expression. It is really an encounter. We talk, we work together, we see each others’ work. No criticism only uplifting dialogue and camaraderie. My play MARIA is about cartel violence. It had to cross the border, out of silence. I am proud of my work and of my actors.” – Eva Tessler
THE MIGRATION PROJECT Migration November 14, 15, 21, 22 @ 7:30pm
ZUZI! Theater, 738 N 5th Ave, Tucson
Playwright Eugenia Woods utilized input from refugee, immigrant and indigenous communities to shape this theatrical work. Blending actual interview material with dramatic writing, Woods’ play weaves together stories of 5 central characters from Mexico, The Hopi Nation, China, Zimbabwe, and one composite character representing the voices of refugee women from Iraq, Egypt, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The interactive performance asks audiences to consider what compels us to leave home, what are we forced to leave behind, and how do we attempt to create a new home in a foreign land.
Directed by Borderlands Incoming Producing Director, Marc David Pinate. Choreography by Nanette Robinson. A workshop performance in collaboration with ZUZI Dance Company.
Tickets: $18 General; $15 Students, Seniors, Military.
Reservations can be made by email at email@example.com or by calling 520-975-4021
November 14, Opening Night is free thanks to a generous grant form the Tucson Pima Arts Council. Tickets first come, first served.
“The place I call home expands with every risk I take, every truth I share”
In the Community: A Night with Teatro Chicana at Pima Community College! Community
Thursday, Nov. 6, 6:30-8pm
Amethyst Room, Downtown Campus, PCC
Free to the public / Gratuito para el público
Reception with students and their families 6-6:30pm
Q&A and book signing to follow performance
Come see Teatro Chicana perform and present their award-winning book!
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Producing award winning theatre takes a lot of work! When you donate your time to volunteer, we get to make the kind of theatre in Tucson that no one else is doing, and it truly makes the difference to us.
Some of the ways to volunteer include:
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The benefits of volunteering include:
Meet the actors and artists who create our shows!
Get a behind the scenes view at how theatre is made.
Sit in on a dress rehearsal.
Volunteer appreciation events.
The satisfaction of playing a direct role in the cultural enrichment of the community.
To sign up, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Volunteer” in the subject line. In the body, include you name and phone number. Our Volunteer Coordinator will email you back to confirm you are signed up. Or call the office (520) 882-8607. Simple as that! Sign up today.We have volunteer opportunities all the time!
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