James Drake, Shaun Leonardo and Leila Hamidi sketch out movement for performance

Initial Workshop & Residency

Ucross Foundation

The group convened for nine days at Ucross, an artist residency program located near Sheridan, Wyoming. During the retreat, the group adapted a five-part text written by Sáenz—coupled with Drake’s drawing—to act as the central components from which to build.

  • City  Ucross, WY

  • Venue  Ucross Foundation

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  • Choir Members 

  • Musicians 

  • Veterans 

  • Actors 

  • Sponsors 

  • Partners 

  • Local Production Support 



Benjamin Sáenz participates in movement workshop led by Shaun Leonardo
Shaun Leonardo sketches concepts against pin-up of photos by James Drake of El Paso/Juárez border wall
Producer/director Steve Jiménez in dialog with group


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A groundbreaking
multidisciplinary performance
That merges
Visual art
SPoken Word
To Create an Urgent
New Language
For Collective Expression.