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Amarillo Photo: Roberta Blenda

Teatro Linea de Sombra (Mexico City, Mexico)
Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and SFU Woodward’s

January 17-19, 2012 8:00pm
Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street

Pre-Show Screening of the film Norteado Jan 18, 6pm (FREE)
Presented with the Latin American Film Festival, in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Post-Show Talkback January 18, on Interrogating Borders
with Evan Frayne, Christian Sida-Valenzuela and Juanita Sundberg


A man departs for the U.S.–Mexican border and vanishes. Amarillo, Texas is the destination he never arrives at. Through stunning projected imagery, bilingual monologues and a sea of displaced objects and natural elements, his journey begins to emerge. His actions, identity, and probable schedule are recreated in a multimedia performance that travels imagined landscapes of both geography and cultural identity. The absent man takes on multiple faces and names, as he comes to symbolize the thousands of disillusioned travellers who have suffered a similar fate. Amarillo touches on the complex nature of individual and national identity in a time of exodus—both for those who leave, and those who are left behind.

>>visually arresting and aurally hypnotic<< Stage and Cinema

Teatro Linea de Sombra is one of the most renowned Mexican touring ensembles, internationally acclaimed for their distinctive theatrical performances that combine movement, projection, layered sound scores and other forms of mixed media. Twice awarded the Best Research Theatre in Mexico (2000 and 2005), Teatro Linea de Sombra has collaborated with the likes of Mime Omnibus in Canada, Théâtre du Mouvement in France and Akhe Theatre in Russia. They have toured in numerous countries both in North and South America and Europe, and are permanently touring their home country, Mexico.

In Spanish with English subtitles


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Director Jorge A. Vargas
Cast Raúl Mendoza, Alicia Laguna, María Luna, Viany Salinas, Antígona González, Jesus Cuevas
Text Gabriel Contreras (poem Muerte by Harold Pinter)
Lighting Design, Digital Programming and Devices Kay Pérez
Stage Design Jesús Hernández
Original Music Jorge Verdín – Clorofila
Technical Operator Azzael Hernandez
Voice, Music and Samplers Jesús Cuevas
Sound Design Rodrigo Espinosa
Technician Raúl Mendoza
Lighting Operator Azael Henández
Multimedia Operator  Moises Regla Demaree
Retablos Juana Inés Luna
Assistant Director Adriana Alonso
Production Assistants Gabriela Delgado, María Luisa Montiel
Photography Roberto Blenda
Graphic Design Roberto Betancourt, Antígona González
Executive Producer Alicia Laguna
Produced by Teatro Linea De Sombra and México En Escena

Running Time 60min

Norteado presented with the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

Support provided by Todas Las Voces Contra El Silencio, REDCAT Theater and the Vancity Office of Community Engagement.