Donation-Based Events

Donation-Based Events

Standing with Saguaros


Standing With Saguaros

November 11-13, 2016

Directed by Kimi Eisele

Saguaro National Park West

Standing with Saguaros celebrates the saguaro cactus and its role as a portal into the many stories and species within the Sonoran Desert. Staged amidst the saguaro forests of Saguaro National Park, this unique performance is informed by a series of events and activities that spanned the winter, spring, and summer of 2016, the year of the National Park Service Centennial.


Sonoran Shadows
October 14-15, 2016

By Milta Ortiz

Excerpted and adapted from Patricia Preciado Martin’s El Milagro and Other Stories

Art direction by Cristina Cardenas

Directed by Marc David Pinate

OCTOBER 14th at Armory Park Bandshell- 220 S. 5th Ave

OCTOBER 15th at Oury Center- 600 W. St. Mary's Rd

A captivating, family-friendly shadow play based on Patricia Preciado Martin’s short stories “La Toreadora”, “La Bailarina”, and “El Creciente”. Los buquis (kids) from the ol’ neighborhood have front row seats to nana’s Sunday Matador ritual, a girl who always wanted to be a dancer, and a flash flood in all its glory come to life through the magic of shadow puppetry. Experience, reminisce and celebrate the richness of Tucsonense heritage.Desert. Staged amidst the saguaro forests of Saguaro National Park, this unique performance is informed by a series of events and activities that spanned the winter, spring, and summer of 2016, the year of the National Park Service Centennial.