Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a NPN Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).
“The play is all about taking a city that’s become synonymous with death, and reasserting its connection to life.” —The Guardian
A gritty performance that delves into economy-driven politics, government corruption, religious fervor, and the familial honor of the city’s past, JUÁREZ: A Documentary Mythology embodies the possibility of transformation for a once harried region into a bustling laboratory of the future. Drawn by the contradictions, history, and myth of Juárez, Mexico—once called the“Murder Capital of the World”—Theater Mitu uses interview transcripts of the region’s residents to create an emotional map that frames the actors as witnesses to memory.
Conceived and Directed byRubén Polendo
Created by Theater Mitu from a series of interviews in and around
JUÁREZ: A Documentary Mythology was made possible with funding by The MAP Fund and New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with touring support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Following Friday's performance, Jorge Fuentes and members of Theater Mitu discuss the journey to developing JUÁREZ, and their unique approach to theater.