Translating and Performing the Mexican – American Border

A staged reading of Boundless Border by Carlos Morton 
(translation by Sandra Gaviria-Buck)
February 28, 7:30 pm, Arts’ Based Research Studio (Education Building, 4th floor)
 
A tale of survival and death set at the border between El  Paso

 and Ciudad Juarez. The play addresses the politics of the Mexican-American border, the femicide of hundreds of women in that region of the world, and the issue of immigration. This is the play’s first production in English and is made possible by a generous KIAS Cluster Grant and the collaboration of the Department of Drama and the department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. The playwright will be attending the reading.

The evening will include the reading of border poems translated by MLCS professors Odile Cisneros and Ann de Leon and their MA students in Translation.– 

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There will also be an interview conducted by Stefano Muneroni (Drama) with Carlos Morton on February 27, 1:00-2:30, in the Timms Centre for the Arts’ Lobby.

Carlos Morton (Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin) is Professor of Theatre at the University of California (Santa Barbara). He has over one hundred theatrical productions, both in the U.S. and abroad. His professional credits include the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Denver Center Theatre, La Compa“Ãa Nacional de Mexico, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, and the Arizona Theatre Company. He is the author of The Many Deaths of Danny Rosales and Other Plays (1983), Johnny Tenorio and Other Plays (1992), The Fickle Finger of Lady Death (1996), Rancho Hollywood y otras obras del teatro chicano (1999), and Dreaming on a Sunday in the Alameda (2004). A former Mina Shaughnessy Scholar, Fulbright Lecturer to Mexico (1989-90), and Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer to Poland (2006-07), Morton also holds an M.F.A. in Drama from the University of California, San Diego. Since 1981 Morton has lived on the border between Mexico and the United States teaching at universities in Texas, California and Mexico.

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