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

Lighting designer, Domino Mannheim

Production assistant, Veronica Conran

Community liaison/on-site producer, Cesar Lopez

April 24-25, 2020

Morley Ave in Downtown Nogales, AZ

7pm- 10pm /Audio tour pre event starts at 6: 15pm

Free (donations accepted)

Barrio Stories Nogales re-inhabits Morley Avenue in downtown Nogales with shadow puppetry, giant puppets, and large-scale projections of oral histories from life-long Nogales elders. The site-specific theatrical festival includes heritage based kids activities, an expanded farmers market and culminates with live bands: La Coyota (Friday) and Vox Urbana (Saturday). Experience this choose your own adventure theatrical festival!
Barrio Stories is a celebration of the history and heritage of Arizona’s historic Mexican-American neighborhoods.

Barrio Stories is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit; a grant from Arizona Humanities; Southwest Folklife Alliance as partner and sponsor through a grant from ArtPlace America; the University of Arizona Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry through The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fronteridades project; Homero Torralba, Esq & Foley & Torralba, PLC.

Thanks to our collaborating partners City of Nogales, Nogales Community Development and La Linea Gallery.