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Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Profiles of MRNY
Type: Event

Theater for the New City Presents: Paso del Norte

We invite you to join us for "Paso Del Norte," a one-act play opening
this weekend, inspired by the Mexican writer Juan Rulfo’s short story
of the same name. The production is part of the new Immigrant Community
Theater Initiative, a collaboration between Make the Road New York and ID Studio Theater Performance and Research Group,
to suppport artistic creations that come from New York City’s vibrant
immigrant communities and give voice to the civic agenda of the newest New Yorkers.

February 12-27  |  Theater for the New City | 155 1st Ave, New York, NY
(between 9th & 10th Streets)
Click here to buy tickets online or call (212) 254-1109

day laborers and domestic workers, members of MRNY who live and work in
Staten Island, worked alongside professional actors and musicians to
create "Paso Del Norte," under the direction of Germán Jaramillo,
founder of ID Studio. The original story, published in 1953, tells of a
young man who is forced to leave his family and migrate North because
of the poverty consuming his small village in Mexico. The personal
narratives of the actors and the music of Colombian jazz composer Pablo Mayor
animate Rulfo’s universe while bringing to the stage the stories of
millions of immigrant New Yorkers uprooted by the global economy.

2001, Make the Road New York has been supporting the leadership of
immigrant workers and families in Staten Island through civic and
electoral organizing, adult education, and support services. Today,
Staten Island has the fastest growing immigrant community in New York
City, and the leadership and vision of immigrant men and women are
transforming the streets and political life of this borough and beyond.


February 12-27  |  Theater for the New City  |  155 1st Ave, New York, NY
(between 9th & 10th Streets)

OR CALL (212) 254-1109

In English: Thusday, Friday & Saturday Nights at 8 p.m. (Feb. 12-14 and 19-21)

In Spanish: Sunday Afternoons at 3 p.m. (Feb. 15 and 22)

Bilingual Performances: Spanish at 8 p.m. & English at 9 p.m. (Feb. 26-27)


About ID Studio Theater:

Incorporated in 2005, ID Studio Theater Performance and Research Center Inc. is a non-profit arts organization that has an active company of professional and community-based performers, and an extensive network of theater professionals. ID Studio promotes the performing arts as a vehicle for building community knowledge and catalyzing collective action, inter-community dialog, and social transformation. Recently, ID Studio has been involved in several productions of the Theater for the New City, including "Allende: The Death of a President" in spring and fall 2006 and "A Clear Midnight" in 2008. It has also partnered with Make the Road New York and the Alianza Dominicana to develop theater and dramatic arts as a vehicle for transformation within immigrant communities.