July 27, 2011
The Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave.
Borders was the culminating performance of an artistic exchange residency between GRP and Artzenico (link), an innovative theatre group based in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
In July 2011, two performers from Artzénico traveled to New Orleans for a 3-week residency during which they worked with GRP to generate material for an original piece which explored immigration and the nature of the borders we create. During the 3-week residency Artzénico was fortunate to be able to work with Grupo N.O.H.A. (New Orleans Hispano America), conducting two theatre workshops with members of the organization.
This residency was part of an exchange that began in August 2010 when GRP members Will Bowling and Rachel Carrico worked with Artzenico in Guatemala.
Created by Will Bowling, Rachel Carrico, Bonifaz Diaz, Shannon Flaherty, Chris Kaminstein and Jordi Mollering
Directed by Jordi Mollering
This project was made possible in part by a grant from the National Performance Network’s Performing Americas Program. Lead funding of the National Performance Network Performing Americas Program was provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. For more information: www.npnweb.org. It was also supported by Tulane University's Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies.