Amigos del REP
Letters from the Wall - Cartas del Muro
Arranged and Directed by Dave Rivas
June 21 at 7PM
On the Lyceum Stage
We all have stories of where we came from and where we want to go. Letters from the Wall is an ongoing series of vignettes based on actual letters and real life stories of those affected by the United States/Mexico international border wall, immigration, deportation and separation. Originally written as a bi-national theatrical event by Dave Rivas, it was first performed on both sides of the border wall in San Ysidro, California and Playas, Tijuana, Mexico, with actors performing simultaneously on the United States and Mexico side in English and Spanish. Each “letter” is woven together from the true stories, letters, emails, and even bedtime stories that Rivas has collected. And more content is being added all the time as --with each performance—audience members share their own stories or experiences. It is an ever growing and changing series that seeks to address the human experience in pursuit of a better life. Note: This show will also play at the Fringe Festival June 23 - July 3.
Dave Rivas is a native San Diegan, actor, voice over artist, director and playwright. He is a founding member of Amigos del REP, a Latino based theatrical group housed at San Diego REPertory Theatre in San Diego, California. He has performed in studio on just about every microphone and stage in Southern California from San Diego REP, The La Jolla Playhouse and The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park to The Comedy Store in La Jolla. He is also an established voice over, recording artist and sound designer. He is the founder of DaveyBoy Productions, a voice over actor’s workshop, sound studio and Production Company. His human rights and social justice work with humanitarian group; Border Angels has inspired Dave to raise awareness about immigration, deportation issues and those in search of a better life. He does this by producing short documentaries and theatrical productions based on the ongoing true experiences.
Amigos del REP is a volunteer community council to promote Hispanic/Latino/Chicano arts and education at San Diego REP.
For more information please contact John Padilla at email@example.com
Founder: Herbert Siguenza
Producers: Dave Rivas, John Padilla, Sylvia Enrique
Core Leaders: Bernardo Mazon, Bryant Hernandez, Elsa Martinez,
Patrice Amon, Salomon Maya, Vanessa Mendoza
San Diego REPresentative: Danielle Ward
- Shows: 2016-2017
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