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Written by
Andrew Siañez-De La O
May 3 - May 18, 2024
drama, mystery/thriller, sci-fi
English with some spanish

Adults - $30
Seniors - $26
Students - $22
*This performance is suitable for ages 13 and up

Run Time: 1h40m including a 15m intermission

About the Play

We are all told ghost stories as kids, but for children of the border, these stories are very real warnings about the world outside their home. In the old cotton fields of Socorro, Texas, Enzo and Rosita have snuck away to write ghost stories, while Tony and Veronica are both building up the courage to tell the other a secret. Threatened by a creature in the darkness, this group of teens will have to rely on each other and the voice of Tío Ofelio, a radio DJ, to escape the desert alive. It will take made-up-myths, stories of the past, and a rendition of La Llorona to defeat the very real monster stalking children in the borderlands.

Borderline was first presented by Milagro with Teatro Unidos for the 2019 INGENIO play reading series. Due to the resounding positive feedback of how the theme resonated with the community, the play has returned for a full stage production. Join us opening night for the presentation and a post-show reception of Mayan inspired favorites catered by Tamale Boy

In addition to student matinees, workshops will be made available to low income schools through grant funding. These workshops and residencies will delve into real life issues at the border and will have students writing their own trickster tales so they can learn about how myths have the power to influence reality! Students will also have the opportunity to bring their myths to life by making crafts that support their writing. Workshops and residencies can be made available to student groups upon request. For more information about workshops and residencies, contact Clarrissa Rodriguez, Education Coordinator.

Poster illustration made by Paulina Levaggi.


Andrew is a Mexican-American writer whose work often centers the culture of the Borderlands and his diasporic identity through myths and monsters. With a reverence for sci-fi and fantasy, Andrew has collaborated on projects across multiple genres and mediums and continues to use their skills to help bring under-represented narratives to life. He is currently a writer for The Elder Scrolls Online, an award winning franchise and ongoing AAA MMO as well as an organizing committee member of the WGA Audio Alliance working towards an equitable future for audio fiction writers.