Detained in the Desert

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Ended September 15 – watch the video farewell

Final Cut ProScreenSnapz003Teatro Máscara Mágica began its season this summer with a production of Josefina López’s Detained in the Desert, running August 28 – September 15 in The La Jolla Playhouse’s Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre. A response to the anti-immigrant atmosphere in Arizona and the rise in violence against Latinos fueled by extremist media, Detained in the Desert parallels two completely different people: Sandi, a second-generation dark-skinned Latina, and Lou Becker, an inflammatory talk show radio host, whose lives converge in the Sonoran desert in Arizona. Josefina López is best known as the author of the play Real Women Have Curves, and as the co-author of the screenplay for its film adaptation, which earned her the Humanitas Prize for Screenwriting. Ms. López is also a novelist and the Founder and Artistic Director of CASA 0101 Theater in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights neighborhood. (Click the image for a video goodbye.)


Several individuals and organizations helped make this production a catalyst for border-related issues.  Learn more about their contributions through the following links. (Click the logo.)








Detained in the Desert Poster

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