Barrio Anita featured in AZ Creative Voices Podcast!
AZ Creative Voices is a ten episode podcast series that chronicles the #AZCCI experience. Producer Regina Revazova takes listeners on a tour of participating communities, including Tucson’s historic Barrio Anita neighborhood. Listen to the full episode at https://azarts.gov/azcci/
Barrio Stories in Barrio Anita and it’s continued programming as well as this podcast has been supported in part by the AZ Creative Communities Institute (AZ CCI). The AZ CCI is an initiative of the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, with guidance from Southwest Folklife Alliance, an affiliate nonprofit of the University of Arizona. Made possible by a grant from the Surdna Foundation with additional support from the Arizona Community Foundation.
Season 2019/2020 Place keeping with Site Specific Theatre!
Barrio Stories Nogales
by Borderlands Theater Ensemble
Playwright, Milta Ortiz
Project director/shadow puppetry, Marc David Pinate
Media design, Adam Cooper-Terán
Giant puppet maker, Zarco Guerrero
Giant puppet director, Jonathan Heras
Community liaison/on-site producer, Cesar Lopez
April 24-25, 2020
A choose your own adventure site specific theatrical festival re-inhabits downtown Nogales with theatrical installations, large scale projections, music, based on oral histories from long time Ambos Nogales residents, and culminates with a couple alternating fronterizo bands.
The creative team is currently working with Nogalenses to create an authentic fronterizo experience. We’ll keep you posted on project updates.
Barrio Stories is a celebration of the history and heritage of Arizona’s historic Mexican-American neighborhoods. Conceived by Borderlands Theater in 2015, the project is an ongoing site-specific series intended to preserve and reflect the stories, people, and places that made these barrios so vital to the cultural fabric of the Southwest.
Barrio Stories is made possible in part thanks to Southwest Folklife Alliance as partner and sponsor through a grant from ArtPlace America and the Confluence Center Fronteridades project.