El Camino Donde Nosotros Lloramos (The Road Where We Weep)

Created by Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol

California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA
February 6-9, 2020

Festival Internacional de Teatro Universitario (FITU)
Mexico City, MX
February 13-14, 2020

Celebrated Mexican performance group Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol‘s latest project, El Camino Donde Nosotros Lloramos (The Road Where We Weep), investigates the migration of people from the Mixtec Region in Oaxaca to the state of California. They narrate the lives of children who grow up knowing that somewhere north there is a place — where some of their family and neighbors live — where they themselves may live. They ask: Why and since when do certain human beings have the right to cross certain borders while others cannot?  

Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol are a group of artists based in México, lead by Luisa Pardo and Lázaro Gabino Rodríguez. In 2003 they began to develop projects as a mechanism to link work and life, to erase borders. Their work seeks to provide meaning, to articulate, dislocate, and unravel what is generally overlooked.


Creative Team

Luisa Pardo and Lázaro Gabino Rodriguez, Dramaturg and Director
Omar Madkour, Lighting Designer
Hsuan-Kuang Hsieh, Video Designer
Natalia Lassalle-Morillo, Videographer
Emmanuel Bradshaw, Technical Collaborator
Marissa Jacobo-Correa, Stage Manager
Hera Jung, Assistant Stage Manager
Marissa Jacobo-Correa and Omar Madkour, Production Managers
Salvador Amores, Juan Leduc, Mariana Villegas, Francisco Barreiro, Carlos Gamboa, and Sergio López, Artistic Collaborators

Perry Goeders, Performer
Luisa Pardo, Performer
Bismark Quintanilla Jr., Performer
Ashley Sanchez, Performer
Tony Torrico, Performer
Natalie D’Amico, Collaborator

Alina (Video) Cast:
Adrián Cruz Jiménez, Aranza Jiménez Cruz, David Eduardo Jiménez Cruz, Bruno Montiel Cervantes, Denise Amelco Viloria, Luis Angel Osorio Castro,  Nataly Jaqueline Cruz Jiménez, Sebastián Reyes Gómez
Karla Amelco Viloria, Assistant