2017 Here We Are!
A Great Start! 
 
2017 started off with great news. Borderlands Theater won  two Tucson Mac Awards.  
A Best Drama award for Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country. And a Special Mac award for Barrio Stories in a newly created category for this innovative theater piece. Read the full article Here 
 
artwork by Gaby Hurtado
Guera
February 1 - 12
Written and Performed by  Lisandra Tena
 
Structurally innovative and emotionally riveting, Guera is the nuanced, unflinching story of one young woman's struggle to survive while growing up with a drug-addicted mother and an overwhelmed, alternately tender and violent father. Drawing on years of supporting herself as a waitress, Tena offers her life as a menu of scenes- audience members choose the appetizer, entrée and dessert- will it be "Mom's Yard Sale" or "Promises, Promises?" "El Mexicano" or "The Talk?" No matter the choices, the audience will get the full story.

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Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater, 330 S Scott Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701.
Tickets: $7-$26 with various discounts.

2/1 - 7:30 pm Preview (HALF OFF All tickets $7/$12!)
2/2- 7:30 pm Preview (HALF OFF All tickets $7/$12!)
2/3- 7:30 pm Opening Night Celebration: With light refreshments plus meet and greet the actor/plawright. ($26/$14)
G?era (One woman show) Trailer 2015
Watch the Guera Trailer!
2/4 - 7:30 pm ($14/$19.50/$23.50)
2/5 - 2 pm Matinee ($14/$19.50/$23.50)
2/8 - 7:30 pm ($14/$19.50/$23.50)
2/9 - 7:30 pm ($14/$19.50/$23.50)
2/10 - 7:30 pm ($14/$19.50/$23.50)
2/11- 7:30 pm ($14/$19.50/$23.50)
2/12 - 2 pm Matinee ($14/$19.50/$23.50)

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS:
PLEASE CONTACT BORDERLANDS 
THEATER BOX OFFICE AT (520) 882-7406.
In person at 4O W. BROADWAY, TUCSON 85701.

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Andy Gonzalez photo by Maxwell Lukas Mijnlieff-Gay
BT Teaching Artist Blog
by Raul "Andy" Gonzalez 

When I was asked to be a Borderlands Theater Teaching Artist I was honored and excited. I had been a Martial Arts instructor for many years. In college I worked with Tucson High students to develop their writing skills and have choreographed fight scenes in a few productions on a High School level and with Borderlands.
 
In my first semester with the students I spent most of the time getting to know everyone- figuring out their interests, their talents. This semester we will go deeper in to my realm of experience and cover more advanced acting techniques, stage combat, collaborative play development and multimedia production with the goal of creating a final performance
 
Borderlands Theater has a long-standing tradition of providing relevant work that reflects our community. In times like this there is nothing more relevant than providing our students with resources: an outlet and an empathetic way of critically analyzing through literature, collaboration and improvisational theater. I understand the responsibility that comes with being an artist and the immense responsibility being a Teaching Artist. I'm determined not to fail. If you see me on the street, in the office, or at a Borderlands Production, stop and ask me how our students are doing.
photo by Pocho1
La Esquinita, USA
at Arizona Theatre Company
1/14/17 - 02/04/17   
By RUBÉN C. GONZÁLEZ
 
What happens to a small border town when big promises from big business are broken? At a bus stop on the 40A Red Line, in cross-cultural hip-hop fueled language at once poetic and powerful, one of the southwest's premier Mexican-American writer/performers, Rubén C. González, presents a tour-de-force of interlocking stories: ten characters on a passage through a once-booming town, now forgotten. The main source of employment, Thompson Tire Factory, has gone overseas, leaving the town's infrastructure in disarray. Told by the wise, omniscient custodian, Lencho, and experienced through the eyes of 18-year-old Daniel,
La Esquinita, USA connects the disparate stories of those left behind - of the people we, as a society, systematically choose to avoid - into a captivating new American narrative of self-identity, unity, and peace. Much like the works of John Leguizamo, Anna Deveare Smith, and Danny Hoch,   La Esquinita, USA is a virtuoso solo performance - a gorgeous, brave story of love, forgiveness, and ultimate redemption. An Arizona premiere from the famed El Teatro Campesino.
Special offer to Borderlands patrons: 40% off tickets (including premium seats) to LA ESQUINITA, limited to the first 10 tickets. Use Code BORDER

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