Borderlands Theater- Presents BORDER’S EDGE & El Ausente at Global Justice Center & blu at the University of Arizona!

Borderlands Theater– Presents BORDER’S EDGE & El Ausente at Global Justice Center & blu at the University of Arizona!
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Borderlands News:

February 24, 2015

Border’s Edge “Happening” Next Week!

Borderlands Theater showcases Tucson’s avant-garde performance community in its  
latest venture, Border’s Edge: On the Edges of Performance. The stellar showcase features a mind-bending, interdisciplinary, multimedia experience with performers, as living museum pieces, taking over the outdoor courtyard of Borderlands Theater’s office building.


Performance artist Denise Uyehara will dawn a giant paper kimono with twenty foot long arms as part of a piece called Jomon/Jámon which examines Okinawan identity and authenticity. Milta Ortiz explores marriage and feminine identity in her experimental performance piece.Natalie Nguyen and Selena Tang of Flight School Acrobatics perform a duet called Double Crossers that plays with twins, acrobatics, and the Asian female action heroine archetype. Interwoven throughout the night, spoken word poets Enrique Garcia and Logan Philips read from their recently published books, Tortoise Boy Says and Sonoran Strange, respectively.
Border’s Edge is a fundraiser for Borderlands Theater. All performers have generously donated their time and creative efforts.


Thursday, March 5, 7PM
Borderlands Theater Courtyard 
40 W. Broadway in downtown Tucson


Tickets: $10 – $20 Sliding scale, at the door only

(520) 882-8607 
For more information about Border’s Edge, check out the Facebook event

El Ausente at Global Justice Center!


Pay what you can. Spread the word!

Pablo migrates from Mexico City to the USA, leaving his elderly parents to care for his wife and two children. El Ausente / Absence uses subtle humor, a genre seldom used in plays about migration, to explore the question of what happens to those left behind.

Center for Global Justice-
225 E. 26th St.

2/27 & 2/28  


7:30 pm.


Donations Accepted / Donaciones Aceptadas.


Please call the Borderlands Box Office (520)-882-7406 if you have any questions/

Por favor llame a la Oficina de Boletos (520)-882-7406 con cualquier pregunta.

blu at the University of Arizona!

Producing Director Marc Pinate directs Virginia Grise’s blu, which plays 4 nights at U of A’s School of Theatre.

blu is an epic poem for the stage and traces the explosive after-effects of prison and hunger, desire and war. The play follows a queer Chicana/o family as they try to envision an earth and sky without police and their helicopters

Virginia Grise’s vital, cultural play, “blu”, opens Thursday, February 26th, at 8pm, & runs through Sunday’s matinee, March 1, at 2pm. Tickets are ridiculously affordable at $7 each & all seats are VIP in a 66-seat theatre.

There is a post-show discussion with cast members after each performance & they are guaranteed to be riveting. Plus, playwright Ms. Grise will be at opening night!

The entire run of “blu” is dedicated to the memory of esteemed UA professor & colleague, Richard Ruiz.

Location: Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg, Rm #116, on the UA campus (SE corner of Speedway Blvd/Park)

Enjoy the show!

For parking information and more details, visit the play’s Facebook pagehere.
PuppetsFirst Weekend of Puppet-Making Sessions a Success!


Big thanks to Luke Salcido for bringing his students from the Teen Cuisine program, Pueblo High School Mecha, and Las Adelitas for volunteering the first weekend! We had 12 young men and 10 young women come through, making the cabezudos for the Cesar Chavez March. A big thank you to Susan Furr from Tucson Puppet Artists Guild for facilitating, and to Gabi Hurtado, our fabulous intern, for making sure everything went as planned.




More sessions will take place at Borderlands Theater Courtyard:

40 W. Broadway in downtown Tucson

11am to 3pm, Saturdays and Sundays on the following dates:
February 28 & March 1
March 7 & 8

March 14 & 15 

To reserve a space call: 520-882-8607 or email
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. See you at the theater!

Borderlands Theater
40 W. Broadway Blvd
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Office:(520) 882-8607
Box Office: (520) 882-7406

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