Beyond the Wall / Más Allá del Muro
a binational puppet party in Ambos Nogales



Más Allá del Muro // Beyond the Wall, which is run by a coalition of local and international artists, aims to showcase authentic, diverse, local perspectives on life at the border through the work of local artists, in contrast to the pervasive negative picture of the border painted by today’s political climate. We know there is more to life at the border than the wall. Our projects, which are always free to the public and family friendly, offer locals a chance to celebrate and reconsider the narratives around local life, and offer non-locals an invitation to connect to authentic local stories and reconsider their perspective on life at the border.



Ana Diaz Barriga is a Mexican theatre artist focused on international collaborative performance and specialized in puppetry and improvisation.

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Analia Briones is a bilingual project manager from the Sonora region with experience across the arts and political sectors.

Talya Chalef is a Brooklyn based South African/Australian interdisciplinary theatre-maker who has developed and presented new projects since 2004.


Jacksubeli Gonzalez is a community youth & arts organizer with a sterling reputation and wide network. She is also a member of the Nogales cultural council.


Jess Kaufman is a theatre and performance artist with credits ranging from the Camden People’s Theatre in London (Sprint Festival, Camden Fringe Festival) to Off-Broadway (Dear Edwina), regional theatre (Arizona Broadway Theatre, Allenberry Playhouse) and US national tours.

Michael Fenlason is an experienced arts administrator, founder of arts nonprofit STRADA, and Artistic Director of the Tubac Center for the Arts.


Oscar Lancaster is a high school arts teacher born and raised in Nogales, connected to local youth and to youth-serving cultural institutions.


Jimena Pacheco is a trilingual PR and marketing specialist with a focus on promoting artistic and cultural events and festivals.


Elena Vega has a BA in Publicity and Marketing, and currently works as an indie publisher, professional freelance photographer, cultural promoter, poet and almost musician.


"Giant Puppets Frolic at the Border Fence" & “Giant Puppet Performance Coming to Nogales” Kendal Blust, Nogales International, 28/11/2017 & 21/11/2017.

Wise Imagination: Mischief and Mirth at the Wall” Valerie Lee James, HuffPo Blogs, 1/12/2017.<

" Expondrán Proyecto 'Más Allá del Muro' en Nogales " Francisco Espinosa, El Diario de Sonora, 21/11/2017.

[VIDEO] " Une a dos Paises Festival de las Fronteras " Azteca Sonora, 26/11/2017.

Realizan Festival Mas Alla del Muro ” Omar Chiquete, Nuevo Día, 27/11/2017, & " Invitan a Festival Binacional 'Mas Alla del Muro ', en Nogales" Augustín Valle, Nuevo Día, 22/11/2017.

[VIDEO] " Jóvenes Neoyorquinos filman en Nogales parte del documental 'Más allá del muro' " Meganoticias, 24/11/2017.

[VIDEO] " Construyen títeres gigantes fronterizos Azteca Sonora " 21/11/2017.

Invitan a Festival Artístico ‘Más Allá de la Frontera’ en Nogales ” Gerardo J. Ponce de Léon M, Marquesina, 22/11/2017.

[VIDEO] Conferencia de Prensa , 23/11/2017.

[VIDEO] Entrevista , Diversa la Voz, 24/11/2017.