ABOUT THE GRANT
- $45,000 to Teatro Visión to support Raíces: El libro de los caminos / Roots: The Book of Journeys (MAP 2019)
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Teatro Visión, a Chicanx/Latinx theater company based in San José, California, and La Quinta Teatro, a street theater ensemble based in Mexico City, will work together to create Raíces: El libro de los caminos / Roots: The Book of Journeys, a new work of theater themed around migration. The creation process for Raíces will actively involve communities in San José and Mexico City, through a series of story-gathering activities, interviews, and participatory workshops. In keeping with La Quinta Teatro’s street theater aesthetic, which relies upon large-scale puppets, whimsical costumes, and energetic music, Raíces will be a primarily non-verbal performance piece, designed to be performed either in a traditional theater space or in a public space like a courtyard, street, or park.