La Carpa De La Frontera, Theater promoting social justice and healing
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
La Carpa De La Frontera is a site-specific tent-like vaudeville touring show which can be taken into any community who is in most need of healing from the current pandemic situation. These performances will address issues such as immigration, race, gender, human rights, labor rights, accessibility, and culture in the comedic form used by the old carpa style concept in Mexico during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. The intent is to build a touring troupe of performing artists whose focus is social change creating a show dealing with social, political issues through a comical platform that the most vulnerable communities of any city can enjoy.
Land Acknowledgement: I acknowledge that I reside in the ancestral lands of the Kumeyaay Indigenous tribe. CARPA San Diego gives honor to the ancestors respecting the land in every way possible.
From back to font, left to right; Vanessa Lopez, Memo Mendez, Olivia Ramos, Paco Mufote, Teresa Jove, Paul Araujo | photo by Lourdes Lizardi Lopez