Thursday, October 27, 2016

Borderlands Theater, A Whisper through the Spines: Act III of Standing with Saguaros


Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:30 PM
Subject: Borderlands Exciting Update!



Borderlands Theater



A Whisper through the Spines: Act III of Standing with Saguaros

Devised by Ensemble

Directed by Kimi Eisele 


A site-responsive immersive theater experience and "day at the park" blending story, song, poem, and dance in celebration of the saguaro cactus, performed outdoors by an ensemble cast in Saguaro National Park West.

Nov. 11, 12 & 13, 2016 

2 pm 

Red Hills Visitor Center, Tucson Mountain District 

Saguaro National Park, West
2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ

Suggested donation $10 

Please donate online, as we cannot accept donations in Park.

Park fees apply.

Limited seating, reservations required

To make reservations and to donate

Click Here!  
Or Call: (520) 882- 7406  



José Bellisario
Natalie Brewster-Nguyen
Greg Colburn
Milta Ortiz
Anel Schmidt
Dallas Thomas
Heidi Wilson




In person at 4O W. BROADWAY, TUCSON 85701 OR ONLINE: 




A Whisper through the Spines calls out to YOU!


How would you like to be a Park Ranger for a day, ushering a group of audience members from place to place during A Whisper Through the Spines?

You don't have to know a lot about the Sonoran Desert, you mostly have to get folks from point A to B. 

November 11, 12, 13

12:45-4 pm   

You can sign up for all 3 shows (preferable) or just one.

What is required of you? 

  1. Arrive by 12:45 on Nov. 11, 12, & 13. 
  2. Wear a Park Ranger hat (either your own straw hat or one provided for you.)
  3. Attend an in-town informational meeting on Wednesday Nov. 9 from 6-7pm
  4. Help to 'sign in' audience members and assign them to groups, 1:30-2:10pm.
  5. Confidence in herding cats.
  6. An ability to assess large-group situations and make quick decisions in the event of something "going awry."

Interested parties email

Help Spread the word by sharing with friends, coworkers, family members, etc! 




Sonoran Strange fundraiser for Borderlands Theater coming soon!

(Save the date November 19th 7:00pm)

Sonoran Strange is a label, a description, a manner of understanding the Arizona - Mexico borderlands. Sonoran Strange is a book of poems by Logan Dirtyverbs Phillips, and a performance piece by Verbobala Spoken Video, created and performed by  Adam Cooper-Terán and Phillips.


Sonoran Strange incorporates bilingual spoken word, multiple projections of live video mixing and performance art. After debuting in Tucson in 2013, the piece has been remixed multiple times and has been presented by Dance Mission (San Francisco), the National Hispanic Cultural Center (Albuquerque), the Hopi Cultural Center (Second Mesa, AZ), Arizona State University, and the University of Rostock, Germany. 


What if the Catalina Mountains outside Tucson dreamed of one day jumping the border of horizon, to follow their dreams of becoming thunderheads? What if the Apaches had won? What if the saguaros were sent to boarding school in Pennsylvania? What if the snowbirds don't come home to roost, if the tumbleweeds decide to settle down? What if sand shoots from the sprinklers? What if the water runs out?



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