Artistic Team

Director cracking bones Eva Tessler

Director: Eva Tessler

Eva Zorrilla Tessler is a native of Mexico City. She has worked in the theater for 38 years as a performer, choreographer, director, and teacher. Her work has taken her to Brazil and Canada as well as throughout the US. Locally she has worked with Borderlands Theater, Winding Road, Live Theater Workshop, Teatro Dignidad, and Arizona Theater Company. Tessler is the co-founder of the Latina Dance Theater Project, an international company that promotes the Latina expression in dance theater. She's the proud recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Lumie Award and a LULAC Award for Individual Artist.
Alida Holguín Wilson-Gunn

Actor: Alida Holguín Wilson-Gunn

Alida Holguín Gunn (Angelina), recently directed The Hall of Final Ruin with Something Something theatre and appeared in the TCG recognized, The Mermaid Hour with Borderlands Theater. She was Teatro Milagro’s Associate Artistic Director of Touring and Education and Borderlands Theaters’ Education and Community Outreach Program’s Director for over 7 seasons – conducting workshops/directing/devising and touring with her Coyote y Culebra Youth Project. She also performed with Borderlands’ including the one-woman play: Grounded (won best show MAC Award, 2013). Ms. Gunn has been fortunate to work with several theater companies including, but not limited to: Arizona Theater Company, Beowulf Alley, (Fiction, nominated MAC Award, best actress 06), Ally Theatre (TX), Mark Taper Forum (CA), and Camilla’s Theater (NY).
Angelica R. Maddock

Actor: Angélica R. Maddock

Angélica is a native of Mexico City, and is thrilled to go back on stage after a 2-year hiatus; an experienced actor, Angelica has resided in Tucson for over fifteen years and participated in several English and Spanish language plays in México City, and in the USA with Borderlands Theater, Beowulf Alley Theatre, and Stage readings with ATC. She was last seen as Abuela in “Nogales, Story Tellers in Cartel Country”. Recognized by her dynamic, consistent and perceptive work on the stage, Angelica was featured in American Theater Magazine's December 2006 issue and was interviewed by the BBC of London in April 2010. Angelica has starred in many Independent Film productions in English and Spanish. She’d like to dedicate this show to her daughters, Jackie and Sophia and her husband Brendan.
Actor: Pablo Perez

Pablo Perez was born in Tucson Arizona and began acting in 7th grade, continuing all the way until college. He has appeared in various plays between them two at Pima Community College, including The Astronaut Farmworker and Popol Vu: The Story of Seven Macaw. He Currently studies Film and Television at the University of Arizona, pursuing a BFA degree. He dreams of telling inspirational fiction stories through films on the big screen one day.
Barclay Goldsmith

Acting Coach: Barclay Goldsmith

Barclay served on the faculty and later chair of the Pima College Theater Department from 1970 to 2004. Active also in the community, he was a co-founder of Teatro Libertad and later was founder/director of Borderlands Theater, (1986- 2014 when he retired).  He is a co-founder of The National New Play Network, (Washington DC), and has participated in readings/workshops at  The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, (Washington DC)  and Lark Play Development Center, (New York). Internationally he has directed extensively at El Circulo Teatral in Mexico City and has been invited as director or producer to  The first  National  LatinX Theater Festival,( Los Angeles); The UNESCO International Theater Festival,  (Tampico) and other festivals in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and  Mexico. He has garnered press nominations and awards in Tucson and Mexico City.