Frontieres sans Frontieres

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

At a landfill in a country that feels familiar and foreign, three stateless youth have cobbled together a scrappy living: learning Engaleash, raising ruckus, dreaming big while getting by with little. Soon a whirlwind of tourists, social media influencers, foreign investors, and do-gooders invade their home with promises of assistance and civilization – but at what cost? Howze’s “brightly colored, comic fantasia on cultural imperialism” (The New York Times) dazzles with its blistering satire and asks, who wins and who loses in a war to hold on to the people and places we love?

​CRITICS’ PICK! "Howze's exciting piece is a savage burlesque, a clear-eyed bouffon treatment of war." —Time Out New York

Content transparency: shooting and war sounds, on-stage violence, drug and alcohol use, implications of child trafficking

Production Information

Show Type
Approximate Running Time
120 minutes


Noon, Noble Laureate
Cigarette Man, Clown, Developer
Backpacker, Militia, Assistant
W.H.O., Actress, Mime

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer for plays
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Props Designer/Master