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Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 7:30 pm

PSI Theatre at Durham Arts Council

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Meaning “pathways” in Spanish, Andares provides an intimate close-up of some of Mexico’s most remote corners — “a rare and profound experience” (The Chicago Tribune) and “shatteringly beautiful” (New City Stage, Chicago).

This poetic play by Makuyeika Creativo Teatral interweaves lives and stories of three characters of indigenous origins: Mayan, Muxe, and Wixarika. Devised through personal anecdotes, ancestral myths, and the outcry for justice, and performed in Spanish and indigenous languages with English subtitles, the play shines light on a range of realities at the center of modern indigenous life — loss of language, land usurpation, widespread violence and community resistance.

Makuyeika Creativo Teatral is a theater company dedicated to creating and presenting original works inspired by the narratives and theatricalities of Mexico’s indigenous people. Makuyeika (“wayfarer” in the language of the Wixarika people) was formed after an extensive search across the country’s indigenous communities, a project undertaken by director Héctor Flores Komatsu, the inaugural recipient of The Julie Taymor World Theatre Fellowship.

Trailer Andares

Makuyeika Colectivo Teatral at the University of Michigan | October 2019

Andares / Héctor Flores Komatsu, Makuyeika Colectivo Teatral

Shatteringly beautiful... Andares is born in joy, lives in anger, and ends with hope.

New City Stage, Chicago