THE GATE OF HOPE
Part 1 of the EPIC BORDERS Trilogy
at MUESTRA ESTATAL DE TEATRO JALISCO
from 20 to 28 September 2019
The Epic Borders Trilogy is a series of three productions taking place in Mexico, Northern Ireland and part three, In the Name of Humanity, will be announced in 2020. The Trilogy deals with themes and the stories of people from areas with a long history of being torn politically and geographically by borders. The Epic Borders Trilogy aims to tell every-day personal stories from the people of these different locations, woven together to expose the epic proportions of our collective story.
The Gate of Hope will be a collaborative-creation, devised show created with local professional artists under the direction of Carlos García Estévez and Paige Allerton.
With this group Manifesto Poetico will use its fundamental research, and living pedagogic language to make a new theatrical language on the spot for and with the group and their audience.
The show will be nourish by current news, local knowledge, and information from the streets with a close collaboration with researchers from different disciplines and local experiences.
With participating artists we will embark on a journey of research, exploring the elements that are the reality of their surroundings: the social, the passing, the patterns, the waves, the hopes, the dreams and the consequences. We will look at the daily stories of different local communities and treat them with a poetic language.
“The right to dream; desires of humanity.”
A Manifesto Poetico Trilogy
The Gate of Hope research was started by Manifesto Poetico in February 2018 at the University of San Diego in California, when Manifesto Poetico Founder and Artistic Director, Carlos García Estévez was nominated to be an Honorary Chair at the University.
In February 2018 Carlos worked with graduate students and professionals to research the current context in and around San Diego and the border areas, investigating topics such as: social conflicts, diversity of ethnic groups, immigration, economic disparity, militarization and world environmental impact.
During his time in San Diego, Carlos started his investigation in collaboration with researchers from different departments at The University of San Diego, including the department of Ethnic studies, Environmental and Ocean Studies (Climate Science), and Change-Making - School of Peace and Justice.
THE EPIC BORDERS TRILOGY
The Gate of Hope - Belfast 1919 - In The Name Of Humanity