Z Space Presents:
Juarez: A Documentary Mythology
Created and Performed by Theater Mitu
July 23-26, 2015 on Z Space's Main Stage
Conceived and Directed by Rubén Poland and created by Theater Mitu from a series of interviews in and around Cd. Juárez, Mexico.
Once bearing the subtitle “Murder Capital of the World”, the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez is a bustling laboratory of the future; a glimpse into the perfect-storm of economy driven politics, US drug consumption, government corruption, religious fervor and familial honor all within the landscape of border politics. Drawn by the contradictions, history and myth within and around this unique landscape, Theater Mitu conducted a series of interviews and investigations over a two-year period to explore the ever complicated landscape of the US/Mexico border. Led by Theater Mitu’s Artistic Director Rubén Polendo (who was raised in Juárez), the company creates an artistic and emotional map of El Paso/Cd.Juárez, incorporating verbatim transcripts and a deep investment in corporeal authenticity in performance. The work frames Mitu actors as witnesses to memory and myth, and as vehicles of transmission of the many stories that create a contemporary map of this incredible polemic border.
Please check out this trailer video by Theater Mitu.
The production premiered in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico and has toured to El Paso, Texas; The NACL Theatre in Highland Lake, NY; Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City; Abu Dhabi in the UAE; and Beirut, Lebanon.
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This production was made possible through the support of The MAP Fund and Fundación Grupo Imperial.