Shooting Columbus

SHOOTING COLUMBUS

“How would your life be different if Christopher Columbus had been assassinated?”

“Shooting Columbus is an immersive site-specific performance set at La Pilita Cultural Center, in which the audience walks through the space and encounters theater, performance and video installations. The work examines the consequences of time travel and the current resistance of Indigenous Peoples in the face of continual oppression by the United States government. Created and devised by Fifth World Collective, a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists from the state of Arizona, the show presents poetic imaginings of a radically different past to foster dialogue about a radically different future. A central question this project asks is “If settlers never arrived in this land, how would your life be different?””

Fifth World Collective:

Adam Cooper-Teran (Yaqui, Chicano)

T Loving (Black, Cherokee)

Ryan Pinto (Hopi, Omaha, Northern Ute)

Rachel Bowditch (European American)

Denise Uyehara (Okinawan and Japanese American)

Borderlands Theater proudly presents Shooting Columbus written and performed by the Fifth World Collective, after a deconstruction of Denise Uyehara’s 20-year old script. Arizona State University’s Rachel Bowditch directs.

 

L to R: T Loving, Adam Cooper-Teran, Jules Grantham,
Matthew Saraficio, Ryan Pinto, Denise Uyehara, photo courtesy of Alethea Do

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFORMATION

La Pilita Museum 420 S Main Ave. Tucson AZ 85701.Tickets: $7-$26 with various discounts.

Limited FREE admission for Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.

Please call the box office (520) 882-7406 to make free reservations.

3/29 – 7:30 pm Preview ($7/$12!)

HALF OFF All tickets

3/30- 7:30 pm Opening Night Gala ($26/$14):

With light refreshments plus meet and greet the collective.

3/31 – 7:30 pm ($14/$19.50/$23.50)

4/1 – 7:30 pm ($14/$19.50/$23.50)

4/5 – 7:30 pm ($14/$19.50/$23.50)

4/6 – 7:30 pm ($14/$19.50/$23.50)

4/7 – 7:30 pm ($14/$19.50/$23.50)

4/8- 7:30 pm ($14/$19.50/$23.50)

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS:

PLEASE CONTACT BORDERLANDS THEATER BOX OFFICE AT (520) 882-7406.

In person at 151 S GRANADA TUCSON 85701. ORDER TICKETS ONLINE:

Buy Shooting Columbus Tickets

Info: www.borderlandstheater.org

Front L to R:
T Loving, Denise Uyehara, Jules Grantham,
Back L to R: Matthew Saraficio, Ryan Pinto, photo courtesy of Alethea Do

 

 

 

One response to “Shooting Columbus

  1. Az Illustrated video of this production, ongoing till April 8 at La Pilita Cultural Center: https://tv.azpm.org/p/azill-recent/2017/4/5/108549-shooting-columbus/. It portrays through dance, music & movement with Native American cultures in the New World and a different history than the one with discover/explorer Christopher Columbus.