Borderless: Ciudad Juarez, ‘A City of Dreams’

Feb 5, 2023

03:45 PM

Theatre Building, David Thayer Theatre

200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242

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Borderless: Ciudad Juarez, ‘A City of Dreams'

This event will be held post-show, after the 2 p.m. performance of Braided Sorrow.

This event is linked with the production of Braided Sorrow by Marisela Treviño Orta. This panel discussion will focus on the following key topics and themes explored in Braided Sorrow: the continued Femicides occurring in Juarez, Mexico; Mexican/Aztec Mythology, spirituality, and legend; and the negative impact of U.S. maquilas along the U.S./Mexico border. 

Co-presented by the Latino and Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) 

Facilitator: Maria Bruno 


Marisela Treviño Orta (Playwright, UI MFA ‘18) 

Natalie Villamonte Zito (Director, MFA Directing candidate) 

Dr. Lina-Maria Murillo (Asst. Prof. Dept. of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies & Latina/o/x Studies) 

Alex Casillas (Set Designer, UI MFA ’18) 

Victor Maldonado (Lighting Designer, MFA Design candidate) 

Kathleen Guerrero (Actor playing La Llorona, MFA Acting candidate) 

Primary media contact: Jordan "J.J." Jones; jordan-jones-1@uiowa.edu and/or Natalie Villamonte Zito; natalie-zito@uiowa.edu

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