UTRGV’s Latino Theatre Initiatives (LTI) and the Department of Theatre are producing a video version of “Crawling with Monsters,” an award-winning documentary theatre project.

The play deals with violence in Reynosa and northeastern Mexico, and has been seen at theatre festivals and on college campuses across the country. In 2011, it won the Overall Excellence Award at the New York International Fringe Festival, and was listed in Back Stage East as one of the memorable theatre performances of the year in New York.

The video production, under the auspices of UTRGV’s LTI student organization and the Department of Theatre, is funded in part by a $6,000 grant from by the RLC Foundation of Denver, Colorado. The award was announced by fund custodian David Cohen, a graduate student in the MFA in Creative Writing program at UTRGV and part-time instructor in the Communication Department.

Previously, “Crawling with Monsters” has received external grants from various sources, foremost among them theRLC Foundation. 

“Funding provides critical support for the intensive editing required in post-production,” said Dr. Eric Wiley, UTRGV theatre professor and the LTI faculty advisor. “We are grateful for the RLC Foundation’s support at a time when violence in the region is at record levels.”

For more information about the project, contact Wiley at eric.wiley@utrgv.edu.