Anywhere But Here

Anywhere But Here, a new play by Carmen Aguirre with rap compositions by Shad Kabango, is Carmen’s debut project as a Core Artist of Electric Company. A celebration of Latinx theatre in Vancouver, this deeply relevant and imaginative piece will premiere at the Vancouver Playhouse in February, 2020. Bringing together world-class Latinx artists, including director Juliette Carrillo and designer Christopher Acebo, Anywhere But Here will be theatre Vancouver has never seen before.

Anywhere But Here follows a family on a journey back towards Chile from Canada. Along the desert border between the US and Mexico, the father and his two young daughters encounter an increasingly fantastic range of characters. They are encircled by past, present and future, in a collective vision that takes them, and the audience, into the compelling experiences of people crossing and guarding the border. With the arrival of the mother of the family, they confront the costs of exile and the true nature of home.


Playwrights Theatre Centre, rice & beans theatreNovember Theatre


City of Vancouver, The Canada Council for the Arts, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts’ Artist-in-Residence program.

Image: A shrine, made of objects found on migrant trails, honors the lives of those who have died in the desert, at the No More Deaths camp in Arivaca, Ariz. –Photo: Matt Nager/Redux