In the context of Arizona’s anti-immigrant legislation and crackdown on undocumented living, Teatro Nopalero emerged as a radical and creative alternative to resist hate and other social problems in Maricopa County. Starting in 2006, Teatro Nopalero began doing skits to inform students on the changing anti-immigrant policies. Using Theater of the Oppressed this group create improvisational skits that empower the community to not be spectators in society but to act for dignity and respect.
Learn about the performance Aliens in a Cage here published by bozalta.org in 2014.
To read an interview about Teatro Nopalero click here.