Community Engagement / Production Assistant
Born and raised in Nogales, Veronica is one of the Borderlands Theater’s core ensemble members, while pursuing a career as an actor and writer. She was brought on to the Barrio Stories Nogales project in early 2020 as a Productions Assistant before the project went on a 2-years hiatus. In that time, she cultivated her relationship with her hometown and its community to build several “bridge” events, bridging the space between Nogales and Tucson artists and bridging the time between the original Barrio Stories event dates and now. This included documenting Nogales teacher Sonny Peter’s life in music through recorded oral histories and exhibiting them along with historical photos at the Hilltop Gallery in the Spring of 2021 show La Generacion. She also worked with Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District on facilitating free professional development workshops for teachers in the area. The CEU courses were provided in partnership with Southwest Folklife Alliance and Local Learning to promote Folk Arts and the use of oral histories in the classroom. She is tremendously grateful and honored to be back home and working with friends and family to bring wonderful art and memories to Nogales!