by Borderlands Theater Ensemble

June 17 & 18 2022

Borderlands theater presents Barrio Stories Nogales, a celebration of Nogalense history and heritage in Downtown Nogales, featuring oral histories projected onto Morely Avenue’s historic buildings, giant puppets and shadow performances, kids’ activities, food, storytelling and live music: On June 17th, Renee Goust, Los Velvets, and Los Waldos. On June 18th, The Jons, Los Nasdrovia, and Priscilla Nefftys. Experience this choose -your- own adventure theatrical festival.

El teatro Fronterizo Borderlands Theater presenta Barrio Stories Nogales, un festival teatral de historia y cultura Nogalense en Morley Avenue en el Centro de Nogales Junio 17 y 18 6:30- 10pm. Disfrute con su familia, teatro de sombra, teatro de titeres gigantes, juegos para los niños, cuentos familiares y música: Junio 17, Renee Goust, Los Velvets, and Los Waldos. Junio 18, The Jons, Los Nasdrovia, y Priscilla Nefftys.


Giant Puppet Play:  7:10 & 7:50 Las ReinasA Nogales love story during the competition for the 1958 Riena de las Fiestas de Mayo. 

Shadow Theatre:  8:00 & 8:40 Ese TrancazoThe story of Mario and Armida Villa and how through hard work, faith and community values, they started a successful business. 

Oral History Video Projections: 7:30 – 10:00 The Story of Nogales— Large scale video projections on Morley Avenue’s historic buildings feature interviews with twenty Nogalenses recalling life and culture in Ambos Nogales from the 1930s to the 1970s. 

Oral History: 6:40 & 8:00 Heritage Story Circle at Pimeria Alta Museum– Lifelong Nogalenses share stories of important and interesting moments in Nogales history and their own life journeys. Live and in person. 

Music: Main Stage Concerts Local musicians continue the rich musical tradition of Ambos Nogales. 

June 17 

6:40 Los Waldos

7:30 Welcome by City of Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino

followed by Los Nasdrovia

9:05 Renee Goust 

June 18

6:40 Priscilla Nefftys

7:30 Welcome by City of Nogales Council Member Liza Montiel

followed by Los Velvets

9:05 The Jons

Kids Activities: La Linea Art Studio on MorleyArt Activities for children and families.

There’s so much to experience that you can see it twice and have a different adventure each night! See you there!


Call for Volunteers!

Borderlands Theater is seeking volunteers for Barrio Stories Nogales! There are numerous volunteer opportunities supporting the festival’s success, many located within the excitement – all are a short time commitment ranging from one to two hours, ensuring volunteers will have plenty of time to experience the festival! There will be a volunteer training held prior to the event, so volunteers can be confident in their support roles. 

Borderlands Theatre está buscando voluntarios para Barrio Stories Nogales! Con su apoyo el festival sera un exito, las horas de voluntarios varían de una a dos horas, garantizando que los voluntarios tendrán mucho tiempo para disfrutar el festival! Habrá un entrenamiento de voluntarios antes del evento.

Link to view and register for volunteer opportunities:

For volunteer inquiries, Kaya Teyechea can be reached at:

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Written by Marc David Piante
Directed by Ricky Araiza

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