Empty Chair Project, Tucson AZ

Digna play
Digna the play


Digna Theater/Teatro Digna, a new theater company in Tucson that aims to intertwine art and human rights in a journey to enhance awareness and collective action. Through coalition building, we will organize a human rights campaign with every production launched.

Display of all the chairs made for the project
Gratitude to the many Tucson artists who have created over sixty-chairs to honor and wait for the return of the 43 Mexican Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College students who disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico on September 26, 2014.

Web address:  www.dignatheater.org
Contact: Pam Burris, pastorpamAZ@gmail.com for details and further information.
This chair honors the memory of Digna Ochoa. The viewer can see their image in the mirror with the photos of the disappeared students around the mirror and the question 'Can YOU help us?'
Tickets dignatheater.org

These chairs are displayed all over Tucson until the production of Digna at the YWCA on Bonita on February 23-26 and March 2-5. The Empty Chair Project is one of several associated with this production.
43 Ayotzinapa Rural Teacher's College students disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico on September 26th, 2014
 Disappeared Student  Creating Chair Memorial
Abel Garcia Hernandez Pam Burris; also Coalición de Derechos by Isabel Garcia and Pancho Medina
Abelardo Vázquez Penitén AFSC (Grace Gamez and Emily Verdugo); also Ana María Vázquez
Adán Abraján de la Cruz Patrick Baliani
Alexander Mora Venancio Paula McCloskey
Antonio Santana Mestro Latinos Unidos Sahuaro Hight School
Benjamin Ascencio Bautista Lena Rothman
Bernardo Flores Alcaraz U.A. Center for Latin American Studies
Carlos Ivan Ramirez Villareal Julian Baliani
Carlos Lorenzo Hernández Muñoz The Community Players
César Manuel González Hernández Trish Fowler and Patty Lyons also Ensemble Winding Road Theater (Susan Arnold)
Christian Alfonso Rodríguez Telumbre Barbara Kuzara also Steve Barrera
Christian Tomás Colón Garnica Candi Carrell
Cutberto Ortiz Ramos Owl and Panther (Aida Algosaibi-Stoklos & Marge Pellegrino)
Doriam González Parral Sydney and Vince Flynn 
Emiliano Alen Gaspar de la Cruz  Connie Kampsula
Everardo Rodríguez Bello Betts Putnam-Hidalgo 
Felipe Arnulfo Rosa Mary Whitehead and Friends; also
Helen Kelly
Giovanni Galindo Guerrero Amnesty International; also Melo Dominguez
Israel Caballero Sánchez Ron Pullins; also
William Simmons' Family; also Juanita Zadroga

Israel Jacinto Lugardo  Linda Cato; also
UA Human Rights Voices Class
Jesús Jovany Rodríguez Tlatempa Ami Dalal and friends; also UA LAS 365, Professor Margaret Wilder 
Jonás Trujillo González Ursela Guran; also
UA Human Rights Voices Class
Jorge Álvarez Nava Paloma Martinez; also Lisa Sekulich 
Jorge Anibal Cruz Mendoza UA LAS 365 Human Rights, Immigration and Boderlands 
Jorge Antonio Tizapa Legidiño Paul Barby and Esther Almazan
Jorge Luis González Parral Kat Rodríguez - Colibri Center for Human Rights
José Ángel Campos Cantor Rights Work (Laurie Melrood)
José Ángel Navarrete González Jean Bjorn; also
St. Francis Theater (Lee Vought)
José Eduardo Bartolo Tlatempa Melanie McCarville; also Kathryn Ferguson
José Luis Luna Torres Judy van Naerssen, Lynn Gregson, Janet Richie
Jhosivani Guerrero de la Cruz Ivy Wahome; also Linda Leatherman and Maria Magana
Julio César López Patolzin Mike Carson
Leonel Castro Abarca Trayce Peterson 
Luis Ángel Abarca Carrillo Trayce Peterson 
Luis Ángel Francisco Arzola Trayce Peterson; also LA Getting Ahead Team (Paty Short)
Magdaleno Rubén Lauro Villegas Deborah Livingston and Karen Phelps
Marcial Pablo Baranda AT&T 
Marco Antonio Gómez Molina Maya Jaramillo and Natalie Castillo 
Martín Getsemany Sánchez García AJ Flick 
Mauricio Ortega Valerio UA Human Rights Voices Class; also City HS Spanish, Democracy, Art Classes
Miguel Ángel Hernández Martínez UA Human Rights Voices Class; also City HS Spanish, Democracy, Art Classes
Miguel Angel Mendoza Zacarías UA Human Rights Voices Class; also City HS Spanish, Democracy, Art Classes
Saúl Bruno García UA Human Rights Voices Class; also City HS Spanish, Democracy, Art Classes