Announcing: DREAMING THE AMERICAS the 6th annual NoPe – NoPassport Theatre Conference


April 13 – 15, 2012

Arizona State University,

Tempe, Arizona




Re: CONNECTING — Translocalities in Performance


Carrying forward the tradition of gathering together under the NoPassport call to “dream the Americas,” this year the conference moves to Arizona, where many “Americas” meet. Here, responses to questions of social, economic and political justice have assumed new urgency, and the role of theatre and the arts in contextualizing those conversations has never been more important.


The theme for the 2012 conference is “Re:Connecting — Translocalities in Performance,” where we consider how the movements of peoples and ideas, metaphorically and literally in border-crossings of many kinds, have worked to shape the contemporary moment for theatre makers, producers, and            audiences.


This year’s conference is sponsored by NoPassport theatre alliance and press, and hosted by the Theatre and Performance of the Americas program of the Arizona State University School of Theatre and Film, in association with Performance in the Borderlands, an initiative of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University-Tempe. Additional support comes from the Armenian Dramatic Arts              Alliance, Tucson’s Borderlands Theater and PASOS Peace Museum. NoPassport is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas.


Initiated and Curated by Caridad Svich (Playwright, founder, NoPassport)

Conference Co-Planners Tamara Underiner (, Micha Espinosa (, and doctoral students in Theatre and Performance of the Americas (ASU)

Conference Steering Committee: Elaine Avila, Daniel Banks, Brian Herrera, Oliver Mayer, Jeff McMahon, Anne Garcia-Romero, Jon Rossini, Roberto Gutierrez Varea


Registration: $25 two-day pass

Student rate only: $5.00

All conference pre-registration is via donation online at

Conference locations and interactive maps:


Lyceum Theatre and Lobby, Arizona State University-Tempe.


PAUL V. GALVIN PLAYHOUSE: for Saturday evening performance of House of the Spirits:


NOTE: Theatre tickets for Friday and Saturday evening performances can be purchased through the Herberger Box Office at Priority seating for those who reserve tickets by April 1.