CAP/Plaza de la Raza Youth Theater
behind the barbed wire
The human impact of the controversial U.S.-Mexico "border fence"--now being expanded into a fully militarized zone at a cost of $3 million per mile--is the subject of this year's production from the CAP/Plaza de la Raza Youth Theater Program. Developed by Chicana playwright Virginia Grise in collaboration with some 50 high school actors and writers, this original drama explores the meanings of "borders" and "walls" through documenting personal stories and a wider history of internment, immigration and protest in the United States. The interdisciplinary production is directed by B.J. Dodge and choreographed by Marvin Tunney, with original music composed and performed by Alexandro Hernandez.