Barrio Stories explores the history and heritage of Nogales, Arizona through oral history and theater. Youth are learning to conduct oral history interviews with elders in Nogales. This ethnographic work, augmented by archival and historical research, will open a window to the history, traditions, and ways of life that give Nogales its character.
Lead Artist: Marc Pinate
Marc David Pinate is a theatre maker, producer, and educator. His passion is in the field of civic practice and creating sacred moments of theatrical beauty. Marc was the founder and director of the Hybrid Performance Experiment in Berkeley, Ca known for their site specific theatre performances. Since arriving in Tucson in 2013, he has concentrated on theatricalizing local narratives (Más, Barrio Stories, Sonoran Shadows) in non-traditional settings, collaborating with an array of institutional partners, artists, and community members. He is the Producing Artistic Director of Borderlands Theater and an adjunct instructor at Pima Community College.