Unearthing Histories in Barrio Monologues:
Youth perform dramatic readings of Tucson's Hispanic Heritage
Date: May 16, 2015
Time: 4-6 PM
Location: Sosa-Carillo-Fremont House Museum
151 South Granada Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701
Borderlands Theater, in partnership with the Arizona Historical Society, presents an afternoon of dramatic readings of monologues, with an introduction by Dr. Lydia Otero. Pan dulce and refreshments provided. Students from Trio Upward Bound Program at Pima's Desert Vista campus will perform monologues, shaped from interview transcriptions of former inhabitants of Tucson's oldest barrio, sometimes known as Barrio Libre or La Calle, neighboring El Hoyo.
This event marks the end of phase 1 of the Barrio Stories Project. The performance is the culmination of a college credit course, Theatricalizing Oral Histories, where students interviewed primary informants with the assistance of an Anthropologist from the University of Arizona's Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology. Students worked in Anna Deavere Smith's style of docu-drama theatre, where writer performers take on the personas of the people they interviewed. The event will take place on the Tucson Convention Center grounds at the Sosa-Carillo-Fremont House in an effort to pay homage to the old Barrio. The Arizona Historical Society is proud to collaborate on this project to celebrate Tucson history and its cultural roots.
This event made possible through a generous grant from Arizona Humanities.
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