Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Borderlands Theater Presents: A Stage Reading of "MAS" ONE WEEKEND ONLY


From: Borderlands Theater []
Sent: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 5:49 PM
Subject: Borderlands Theater Presents: A Stage Reading of "MAS" ONE WEEKEND ONLY









 A work-in-progress of Milta Ortiz's docu-theatre play

about the controversial banning of Ethnic Studies in TUSD. 




Staged Reading of  





WHAT:       Mas

                    A play by Milta Ortiz


WHEN:       Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 at 7:30  


WHERE:    Global Justice Center, 225 E. 26th Street

                    South Tucson  


COST:       Pay what you can! No one will be turned away due to  

 lack of funds.          


Since last August, the creative team of playwright, Milta Ortiz, and director, Marc David Pinate, has generated over 450 pages of interview transcripts from former students, teachers, school board members, academics, lawyers and others intimately connected to outlawed Mexican American Studies program at TUSD. Interviews were turned into a dramatic script following in the style of docu-theatre works like The Laramie Project by Tectonic Theatre, and

Twilight Los Angeles by Anna Deavere Smith.


June's staged reading is an opportunity for the play's creators to test out the interdisciplinary elements of the project which include Aztec masks by award-winning mask maker, Zarco Guerrero; choreography by Yvonne Montoya of Tucson's Safos Dance Company, and live music by fusion band, Astral Folk. Ricardo Salinas, from the nationally renown performance troupe, Culture Clash, is the dramaturg on the project and will be in Tucson for rehearsals and performances.

Mas was commissioned by Borderlands Theater after being awarded a one year residency from the

National New Play Network. The project has also received a Research and Development grant with Distinguished Merit from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.








 For More Information 


Office Line: (520) 882-8607




Tucson Theatre Announcements List

Subscription information at



No comments: