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[theatre] Long Walk Home @ Brava // SF

The Long Walk Home. A Mayan Family’s Journey In Search of Refuge

A multimedia concert by David R Molina, Featuring La Familia Rodriguez.

The piece is primarily in Spanish, video art and supertitles make it accessible to English and Spanish speakers.

2 amazing shows! Friday December 8th 8:00pm
Saturday, December 9th 8:00pm

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About multi media show:

The Long Walk Home is a multimedia-audio documentary-concert which shares the epic true story of La Familia Rodriguez, a Guatemalan Mayan family who fled violence in their homeland; survived a dangerous journey to the USA, narco predators at the border, family separation in U.S. detention centers; their miraculous reunification, and their talent as professional clown performers.

The story is told with their own recorded voices, which Molina documented over a span of 2 years.

Social justice theater artist Roberto G. Varea and Molina co-created an audio script based on these interviews.

A quintet of amazing Bay Area musicians will perform a live soundtrack which blends minimalism, jazz, ambient, electronic, and Guatemalan folk music.

Though the piece is primarily in Spanish, video art and supertitles make it accessible to English and Spanish speakers.

*CONTENT WARNING:

This production contains sensitive subject matter including: family separation, kidnapping, forced detention and sexual violence. Resources relating to these matters will be available at the community organization tables in the lobby.

Show details!

A 5 piece ensemble featuring Bay Area and NYC musicians will perform a live score to this powerful story. Members range from jazz, classical, electronic, latin folklórico, and experimental music backgrounds.

For nearly a year Molina conducted and recorded interviews with immigrants, activists, and lawyers. Social justice theater artist Roberto G. Varea and Molina co-created an audio script based on these interviews. These recorded personal voices narrate the piece. Though the piece is primarily in Spanish, video art and supertitles make it accessible to English and Spanish speakers.

Creative Team:

David R. Molina: Conception, Composition, Sound Design, Script, Producer Roberto G. Varea: Dramaturgy, Script, Co-Direction, Translation Ainsley Elizabeth Tharp: Video Design Susana Valdez: Poster Design and Additional Artwork in Video Design Pablo Santiago: Light Design Luis Cali: Prehispanic Mayan Instruments Design

MUSICIANS:

Jaimeo Brown, Darren Johnston, Liliana Herrera, Peekaboo, D. Molina

Alaric Burns: Audio Engineer Milan Hitch: Stage Manager John Jota Leaños Daniel Gutiérrez, D. Molina: Videographers

Galería de la Raza presents The Uncage, Reunify, Heal Quilt Project by Paola de la Calle, a large-scale textile project in support of the Caravan for the Children campaign.

ACTIVISTS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS INTERVIEWED FOR RESEARCH:

Claudia Bernadi: social justice visual artist, Walls Of Hope School of Art Dr. Belinda Hernandez Arriaga: founder and executive director of ALAS, Half Moon Bay, CA Roxana Cortés-Mill: associate legal director, Immigrant Legal Center, Omaha, NE Guadalupe Cardona: High School Ethnic Studies Teacher, Los Angeles, CA Raul Cardona: activist and theater artist

Press translation: Manuel Trujillo and Artemisa Flores

This production is supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission, and fiscally sponsored by Brava! For Women in The Arts!

*CONTENT WARNING: This production contains sensitive subject matter including: family separation, kidnapping, forced detention and sexual violence. Resources relating to these matters will be available at the community organization tables in the lobby.


TICKETS: $25 – $35.

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