Antigone at the Border

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Antigone at the Border

Written by Marc David Pinate
Directed by Ricky Araiza
November 20-22

Live streamed Ticketed Event / $5 – $50

Borderlands Theater in collaboration with Teatro Bravo of Phoenix team up for a groundbreaking collaboration of digital theatre-making never before seen. Antigone at the Border is a postcolonial reimagining of the Greek classic by Sophocles. When the body of her deceased brother is ordered to be left in the desert, DACA recipient and humanitarian aid worker, Antigone Guzman, confronts her uncle, Creon Cardenas, the newly appointed border patrol chief of the Thebes sector.  Through livestream video and edited digital media, Antigone at the Border explores age-old questions of  membership and belonging amongst brown communities on the border. Based on interviews with DACA recipients and Latinx Border Patrol agents.
 
 
Antigone at the Border was created through a National Performance Network Creation Fund award co-commissioned by the International Sonoran Desert Alliance, Su Teatro, and Milagro Theatre.
 
Additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Network of Ensemble Theaters, Arizona Commission on the Arts Research and Development Grant, and the Venturous Theatre Fund