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Taco Truck Theater / Teatro Sin Fronteras
Radical Outdoor Theater on Wheels

 
Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5, 2018 
at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Pangea World Theater is proud to present Taco Truck Theater / Teatro Sin Fronteras, featuring award-winning performance artist José Torres-Tama.


Inspired by Luis Valdez’s legendary Teatro Campesino shows on flatbed trucks in the 70s that brought attention to the plight of migrant workers in California with performances in parks and union halls, award-winning performance artist José Torres-Tama & his ArteFuturo Ensemble roll out the Taco Truck Theater / Teatro Sin Fronteras crossing economic, geographic, and racial borders to challenge the anti-immigrant hysteria gripping the country.

Their radical theater on wheels is driven by a live music sound-bed that will stir your soul and a street theater vibe with pop-up food vendors selling tacos. Visually dynamic, profoundly moving, and continuously engaging their audiences, the diverse and bilingual ArteFuturo Ensemble offers a parallel between Latina/no immigrants dehumanized as "illegal aliens" and the historical struggles of African Americans with a national crisis of police shootings of unarmed black civilians. They proclaim that, "No human being is illegal!", and that "BLACK LIVES MATTER!" 

In addition, the Minneapolis Pangea World Theater production will engage the voices of local poets and performers to explore the attacks on all people of color by the current administration, and will include a Muslim Somali poet, a Native American performer, and two DREAMERS. Let's dare to remember that the United States of Amnesia was founded on the near genocide and extermination of Native People, and the first "illegal aliens" were the Europeans who transformed the land into property. Let's dare to remember that the empire was built on the enslavement of Africans, with their bodies transformed into property.

We are here to remember against a culture that pimps amnesia and fear, and our collective voices address a Eurocentric plantation paradigm that threatens to take America back to the 1950s--when people of color were systematically silenced and white nationalism was the ruling power at all levels of society. 

The ArteFuturo Ensemble includes New Orleans’ artists Spirit McIntyre, cellist, vocalist, and poet; Roberto “El Mex Andino” Carrillo, singer, panpipe player, and MAP Fund award-winning performance artist, poet, and cultural activist José Torres-Tama. Local artists include Thomas LaBlanc and Ifrah Mansour.

Taco Truck Theater will begin in the parking lot of Intermedia Arts. Blankets and camp chairs are welcome.

**THERE WILL BE TACOS! Come early between 6:00pm and the start of the show to enjoy tasty tacos and good company and stay afterwards for a post-show discussion with the artists.

Production is family friendly, though themes are mature.


TICKETS:​
$10-$20 Sliding Scale
*No one will be turned away from lack of funds. 
Advanced tickets online at https://tacotrucktheater.brownpapertickets.com/ or 1-800-838-3006


Presented by Pangea World Theater
at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408