Author: Milta Ortiz

Getting Down with Barrio Stories: Introduction

Written by: Virginia Grise, Martin Zimmerman, Elaine Romero, & Milta Ortiz Award-winning playwrights Elaine Romero, Virginia Grise, and Martín Zimmerman collaborated together to write Barrio Stories and bring to life the oral histories of former residents of a demolished neighborhood in Tucson, Arizona. This three-part series documents the process from the perspectives of the playwrights,

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Barrio Monologues

The Barrio Stories project consists of three phases: Research, Development, and Production. As project coordinator/class instructor, I was in charge of phase one, which we recently completed. This research portion of the project involved teaching a college level course, “Theatricalizing Oral Histories” to Trio Upward Bound (high school) students at Pima Community College. The class

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