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Tucson Artistic Team

Performed by Christopher Younggren
A Tucson native, Christopher was involved in theater from Los Angeles to New York City for over thirty years, before finally returning home. He has been seen in Live Theatre Workshop‘s The Voice of the Prairie (2017 Best Actor Mac Award winner) and Move Over Mrs. Markham (2015 Best Actor Mac award nominee), Invisible Theatre's Indoor Outdoor, Arizona Rose's The Odd Couple and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and several villainous roles at The Gaslight Theatre, from Lord Vader to Lord Voldemort.

Directed by Barclay Goldsmith
 Goldsmith served on the faculty and later chair of the Pima College Theater Department from 1970 to 2004. Active also in the community, he was a co-founder of Teatro Libertad and later was founder/director of Borderlands Theater, (1986- 2014 when he retired).  He is a co-founder of The National New Play Network, (Washington DC), and has participated in readings/workshops at  The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, (Washington DC)  and Lark Play Development Center, (New York). Internationally he has directed extensively at El Circulo Teatral in Mexico City and has been invited as director or producer to  The first  National  LatinX Theater Festival,( Los Angeles); The UNESCO International Theater Festival,  (Tampico) and other festivals in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and  Mexico. He has garnered press nominations and awards in Tucson and Mexico City.

Music Producer: James Klingenfus
A sound designer and/or composer for over 90 plays, his most recent work includes composing original music for Pima College production of “Popol Vu.” Jim was a 2005 Zonie Award nominee for sound design of "Men On The Verge 2." Jim designed sound and composed for 23 seasons of Tucson Shakespeare Under The Stars, music director of Borderlands Theaters’ "A Tucson Pastorela" since 2007 and played Lucifer in 2010 and 2011. On stage, the most recently performed as “Franz” in AZ OnStage 's “The Producers” and in 2011, portrayed “Turpin” in "Sweeney Todd" and in the ensemble cast of "Head" at Beowulf Theater.

Dramaturg: Victor Bowleg
Victor Bowleg works professionally in the field of Conflict Resolution as a Family Mediator, he also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer for the University of Arizona-South and at Pima Community College. As an actor, he has appeared in several theatrical productions in the community including Emmett, Down in My Heart, (TADA); Hokey Pokey, (Old Pueblo Playwrights); America Hurrah, (Studio Connections); A Raisin in the Sun and To Kill a Mocking Bird (ATC); Inspecting Carol (Live Theater Workshop); The King of the Kosher Grocers (Catalina Players); Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom (Borderlands Theater); Stop Kiss (Live Theater Workshop). He has also appeared locally in many staged readings and in films. He holds an M.A. in Rehabilitation/Mental Health Counseling and a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

Stage Manager: China Young
China earned her BFA in Acting at Texas Tech University and her MFA in Contemporary Performance at Naropa University.  She is primarily a performer, having worked with a number of companies in Tucson including Winding Road Theatre Ensemble, Borderlands, and Arizona Onstage Productions, plus a few others. She has been working to expand her skills as a director, writer, and stage manager, and was privileged to served as Assistant Director and Stage Manager for HARK!, a co-production between the YWCA and Taproots Productions. Most recently, she presented her own self-produced and directed performances at the Tucson and Boulder Fringe Festivals.

Movement Coach: Yvonne Montoya
Yvonne Montoya is a is a mother, dancemaker, consultant, and founding director of Safos Dance Theatre based in Tucson, AZ. Her work is grounded in and inspired by the landscape, languages, cultures, and aesthetics of the U.S. Southwest. Ms. Montoya is the lead choreographer for Safos and under her direction, the company won the Tucson Pima Arts Council’s Lumie Award for Emerging Organization in 2015. Academic year 2017-2018, Ms. Montoya was the Post-Graduate Fellow in Dance at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in the Projecting All Voices Initiative where she organized Dance in the Desert: A Gathering of Latinx Dancemakers.

Movement Coach: Eva Zorilla Tessler
Eva Zorrilla Tessler is a native of Mexico City. She has worked in the theater for 38 years as a performer, choreographer, director, and teacher. Her work has taken her to Brazil and Canada as well as throughout the US. Locally she has worked with Borderlands Theater, Winding Road, Live Theater Workshop, Teatro Dignidad, and Arizona Theater Company. Tessler is the co-founder of the Latina Dance Theater Project, an international company that promotes the Latina expression in dance theater. She's the proud recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Lumie Award and a LULAC Award for Individual Artist.