Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
A Mayan Family’s Journey In Search of Refuge
A multimedia concert by David R Molina
Featuring La Familia Rodriguez
December 9 – 10, 2022
Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm
Conceived, composed, and co-directed by Molina, The Long Walk Home is a multimedia-audio documentary-concert which shares the epic true story of a Guatemalan Mayan family fleeing violence in their homeland, surviving a dangerous journey to the USA, Narco predators at the border, family separation in U.S. detention centers, their miraculous reunification, and their art of clowning. A 5 piece ensemble featuring Bay Area and NYC musicians will perform a live score to this powerful story. Members range from jazz, classical, electronic, latin folklórico, and experimental music backgrounds. For nearly a year Molina conducted and recorded interviews with immigrants, activists, and lawyers. Social justice theater artist Roberto G. Varea and Molina co-created an audio script based on these interviews. These recorded personal voices narrate the piece. Though the piece is primarily in Spanish, video art and supertitles make it accessible to English and Spanish speakers.
*CONTENT WARNING: This production uses strobe light effects, and contains sensitive subject matter including: family separation, kidnapping, forced detention and sexual violence. Resources relating to these matters will be available at the community organization tables in the lobby.