Video Dispatch: Teatro UNAM

Teatro UNAM is a mobile theater company based in Mexico D.F.  Hauling a specially engineered trailer that transforms into a stage complete with prop and wardrobe storage, the company travels through Mexico.  Upon each stop, the company themselves set up the stage and perform, often in rural areas where stage drama is unheard of, before driving on.  The video shows one such transformation, in a high school in Mexico City, for a performance of Synge’s “The Playboy of the Western World,” under the direction of Alonso Ruizpalacios.