Created by Theater Mitu from a series of interviews in and around Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
America is beginning to learn, live, function and thrive in borderlands beyond its literal borders; requiring increasingly global conversations and awareness. Nowhere is this more apparent than the twin community of El Paso, TX – “Safest City in America” per capita – and Cd. Juárez, Mexico – “The Murder Capital of the World”. Drawn by the contradictions, history and mythology within and around this unique landscape, Theater Mitu conducted a series of interviews and investigations over a two year period to explore the ever complicated landscape at this historic US/Mexico border. Led by Theater Mitu’s Artistic Director, Rubén Polendo (born and raised in Juárez), the company creates an artistic and emotional map of El Paso/Cd. Juárez, incorporating verbatim transcripts and a deep investment in the voice of this community. The work frames Mitu company members as witnesses to memory and myth; vehicles of transmission of the many stories that create a conflicted history of this incredibly polemic border.
Aysan Celik*, Denis Butkus*, Adam Cochran, Michael Littig*, Justin Nestor, Ryan Conarro
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
This project was made possible through the generous support of the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital (supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation).
Performing at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
Thursday, January 9th at 7:30pm
Friday, January 10th at 8:00pm
Saturday, January 11th at 8:00pm
Sunday, January 12th at 4:30pm and 8:00pm
Monday, January 13th at 8:00pm
Thursday, January 16th at 7:30pm
Friday, January 17th at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 18th at 3:00pm and 6:00pm
Sunday, January 19th at 5:00pm
$18 General Admission