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Performance in the Borderlands presents three new events


Noted puppeteer and theatre for children in Bosnia and Argentina spotlighted

November 07, 2007

Who
The ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film presents three Performance in the Borderlands events. The initiative is designed to bridge cultural boundaries by offering events featuring Latino artists, critics and scholars.

What
Area audiences can enjoy a theatrical group for children from Buenos Aires, explore theatre work among Bosnian children, and hear a premiere creator of puppets discuss her work.

“Notes from a Border Zone: Theatrical Facilitations with Bosnian Youth” 
Brown-bag lecture with Sonja Kuftinec, University of Minnesota professor,
Nov. 12, noon-1:30 p.m.; Nelson Fine Arts Center room 133, at the corner of 10th Street and Myrtle Avenue on the ASU Tempe campus

“Bye, bye Mr. Fear” 
Presented by Buenos Aires Children’s Theatre Group Señor Miedo 
Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m.; Nelson Fine Arts Center room 133, at the corner of 10th Street and Myrtle Avenue on the ASU Tempe campus. 
Two children wrestling with their fear of the dark and things that go bump in the night invent a game that helps them cope. This play has been performed throughout Latin and South America and is suitable for children ages 5 and up.

“Puppets!”
Brown-bag lunch with Deborah Hunt
Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-noon
Lattie Coor building, room 186, at the northeast corner of 10th Street and Myrtle Avenue on the ASU Tempe campus. 
Deborah Hunt specializes in the making and theatrical use of masks and puppets. With more than 30 years of experience in the mounting and presentation of original theatre works, she has traveled and performed in the U.S., New Zealand, England, Japan, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Argentina, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Belgrade, Venezuela and Cuba. She is the founder of MASKHUNT Inc, a non-profit cultural entity, and is a member of the Magdalena Project, an international network of women in contemporary theatre. Hunt hails from New Zealand and has worked and lived in Puerto Rico since 1990. Her work is a direct reflection of her personal development and her commitment to extend techniques, inspirations and practices to everyone that supports the idea that all thought is creative. 

Where
“Notes from a Border Zone: Theatrical Facilitations with Bosnian Youth” in the Nelson Fine Arts Center room 133, at the corner of 10th Street and Myrtle Avenue on the ASU Tempe campus. “Bye, bye Mr. Fear” in the Nelson Fine Arts Center room 133. “Puppets!” in the Lattie Coor building room 186, at the northeast corner of 10th Street and Myrtle Avenue on the ASU Tempe campus.

When
Nov. 12-14

Cost
Free

Public Contact
Christopher Danowski 
ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film
480.965.9492 
Christopher.Danowski@asu.edu
http://theatrefilm.asu.edu/community/borderlands.php

The School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University provides a comprehensive range of courses in performance and directing; design and production; new work development; theatre and performance studies; film; and theatre for youth. Its Theatre for Youth program is nationally ranked in the top three and the dramatic writing/playwriting program is ranked 15th among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. To learn more about the School of Theatre and Film, visit theatrefilm.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Laurie A. Trotta Valenti
School of Theatre and Film
480.965.3381
laurie.trotta@asu.edu