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Promotional image from the play, Tijuana

Lazaro Gabino Rodriguez

Tijuana, 2021

The National Museum of Mexican Art proudly presented the Midwest premiere of Tijuana September 23rd – 26th as part of Destinos, the Chicago International Latino Theatre Festival. Mixing video art and a sculptural stage environment with piercingly poetic text, Mexico-City's Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol blurs the line between fiction and reality, using multimedia productions as mechanisms to link work and life and give voice to overlooked moments in social and political history. With movement and text, performer Lázaro Gabino Rodríguez depicts a man’s social experiment, in which he mysteriously appears as a new resident of a neighborhood with a new sweatshop job and a secret history.