The Frontera Project

in residence at the National Building Museum

July 28 – August 01, 2022
National Building Museum
TICKETS:
Free with museum admission

Sponsored by the National Building Museum, as part of its exhibition, The Wall/El Muro: What is a Border Wall? With additional support from the Mexican Cultural Institute. Frontera's residency includes performances as well as interactive workshops. 

Performances

The Frontera Project brings Mexican and American artists together in a unique, bi-lingual, interactive performance. Fusing theater, movement, music and play, this dynamic experience engages the audience in a compassionate, often joyous conversation about the Mexican / American border that lifts up human stories which are often lost. The Frontera Project, with its specific focus on Tijuana/San Diego, celebrates the richness, complexity, and humanity of Fronterizo life.

Como parte del 2022 Summer Block Party, los invitamos a explorar la vida en la frontera con The Frontera Project - un evento teatral interactiva y bilingüe, que incopora además la música y el juego para involucrar activamente al público en una conversación integral sobre la vida en la frontera México/Estados Unidos, másallá de la situación política y la realidad mostrada en los medios de comunicación. De esta manera, más que contaruna sola historia, se construye un mosaico de pequeñas anécdotas (personales y ficcionadas) que celebran la riqueza y las contradicciones de la vida fronteriza, particularmente en las ciudades de Tijuana/San Diego, creando experiencias diversas de personas en ambos lados de la frontera para públicos que quizá nunca han estado ahí. El tema es la Frontera, pero el objetivo del proyecto es crear la posibilidad de reconocernos en las diferencias: de perspectiva, identidad o experiencia, para lograr una conexión que realmente significa cruzar una frontera. Es porello que la obra busca llegar a públicos familiares para abrir la posibilidad de diálogo sobre lo que implican las fronteras en elmundo actual. 

FREE with National Building Museum admission. Registration is encouraged and includes a reminder email before the program.

July 29, 12pm July 30, 12pm July 31, 12pm

Explore the National Building Museum's major exhibition The Wall/El Muro: What is a Border Wall? beforehand. Examine the border wall from the perspective of architecture and design. The exhibition encourages visitors to be curious and engaged in an international conversation about the border.

NBM Late Night

On August 1, join us for a special presentation of The Frontera Project as part of NBM Late Nights.

These special evenings provide the opportunity to explore the National Building Museum's exhibitions and enjoy small bites, drinks, and entertainment like live music before a performance or lecture. 

Visit the Museum after hours to explore exhibitions, including The Wall/El Muro: What is a Border Wall? before diving deep into life at the border with The Frontera Project.

Doors open at 6pm; performance begins at 8pm. This is a specially priced ticket requiring separate registration.

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Workshops

The Frontera Project was created through a series of workshops which used the tools of theater to transform personal stories and experiences, as well as media narratives and cliches, into something lyrical, theatrical and new. This workshop gives people of all ages and backgrounds a chance to discover this process themselves. Through games, physical exercises and collaborative creation, participants explore and celebrate their own stories - in English or Spanish - and use their imaginations to shape those stories into art. 

The Frontera Project se creó a través de una serie de talleres que utilizaron diversos lenguajes escénicos para transformar historias y experiencias personales, así como narrativas y clichés fronterizos, enunapieza teatral, nueva e interactiva. Este taller brindará a personas de todas las edades y procedencias, la oportunidad de descubrir este proceso por sí mismas. A través de juegos, ejercicios teatrales y creación colaborativa, los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de explorar y celebrar sus propias historias, eninglés o español, y usar sui maginación para convertir esas historias en una experiencia artística y de convivio.

FREE with National Building Museum admission. Registration is encouraged and includes a reminder email before the program.

July 28, 2pm July 29, 2:30pm July 30, 2:30pm July 31, 2:30pm

 

Read the program for The Frontera Project.