who can speak to the theme of BORDERS

Marike Splint is looking for performers for her new work On the Other Side, a documentary performance, challenging notions of borders and bordering in our present era.
At this moment the performance is partly cast, but we are still looking for 2 people to join the team:

  • a performer in the LA area or its vicinity who has personal experience with living in proximity to the Mexican/US border

  • a performer anywhere in the world who will participate in the rehearsal process and performances remotely through a live stream connection

We are looking for performers who are willing to translate their own experience into material for the stage, who have a grounded and transparent stage presence, who are capable to be active collaborators in the creation of the piece and who can think up on their feet. Stage experience is preferred but not required – we are open to people from diverse backgrounds.
We live in an era that is seeing unprecedented migration flows as a result of global inequities, climate change and political regimes. Simultaneously, there is a tendency to make the world increasingly bordered: existing unions and countries are breaking apart into smaller entities, and the map with which generations grew up is being redrawn. We are territorial beings. We mark lines that divide the world, delineate territories, divide property. On the Other Side questions and challenges our growing tendency to draw these lines. It aims to unpack the act of bordering beyond current flashpoints and create a theatrical deconstruction of the notion of borders, navigating between the personal, the political and the poetic.
MARIKE SPLINT is a theater maker from the Netherlands, based in Los Angeles, specializing in work that examines our relationship to (public) space.
The work will be developed over several residencies in 2019 and 2020. 
A stipend is available for the residency periods.
If interested, please send your headshot, resume, and a short paragraph describing your affinity with the theme to
On the Other Side is a National Performance Network/Visual Artist Network (NPN/VAN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by the Skirball Cultural CenterADRI Penn State and NPN/VAN. It is produced under the umbrella of Los Angeles Performance Practice (LAPP).