ProyectoTeatro presents Por Los Mojados
ProyectoTeatro, in collaboration with the Latino Cultural Center of Dallas, presents the award-winning performance Por Los Mojados (For The Wetbacks) as part of their 2016 US Tour.
Set in a stage with half a ton of dirt, Por Los Mojados blends theater and dance to unapologetically rip apart Latin-American history and explore the political and social backgrounds behind the immigration crisis of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America during the summer of 2014. From the colonization of pre-Columbian civilizations to U.S. funded invasions in Central America, this award-winning performance unearths the controversial causes that have paved the way to the largest immigration phenomenon of the western hemisphere to date.
In July of 2014, Ordaz Gutiérrez selected 12 of the best youth artists in-training at ProyectoTeatro and formed a youth company that he would guide in creating a performance piece that would approach the immigration crisis through an angle he had not yet seen: through the minds of children and through the lens of history. The team engaged in six months of intense border and history investigations that concluded in a performance project that challenges the criminalistic perception of immigration from Latin America. Crossing a border is not an act of crime, it’s an act of survival.