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Event Summary

Set in Tucson, "Cycles" follows the lives of an unlikely pair of teens who bond at Pima County’s juvenile detention facility and support each other as they struggle to navigate the state’s system.

Written by playwright Milta Ortiz and performed by StoryWorks Theater, "Cycles" is a documentary play based on the Arizona Daily Star year-long investigation into Arizona’s foster care system — the characters are based on real sources and no names have been changed.

StoryWorks is a documentary theater project that engages artists with journalists to create original plays that reveal emotional, as well as factual truths of investigative reporting.


Producing Partner:

Borderlands Theater is a professional theater company recognized nationally and internationally for the development and production of theater and educational programs that reflect the diverse voices of the U.S./ Mexico border region.


Supporting Partners:

Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, USC Annenberg/Center for Health Journalism, ProPublica and The Solutions Journalism Network

Event Details

The performance is presented in two acts. The first act is a livestream play and the second act is a community conversation that immediately follows. During this conversation, the audience has the opportunity to ask questions of the reporters who investigated the story, juvenile care professionals and the creative team.

Audience members will receive a link to the live performance via email the day of the show.

This event is free to attended and open to all ages.

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When and Where
Aug 27, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM MST
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