Brian Quijada (Book, Music & Lyrics)
Reginald L. Douglas (Director)


Inspired by Reina Quijada’s journey from El Salvador to the US and by L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, SOMEWHERE OVER THE BORDER embraces the factual and the fantastical in its depiction of one young girl's pursuit of the American dream. As Reina travels north to the Mexican border, she gathers friends, faces down dangers and holds tight to the memory of the little boy she left behind. Set in the 1970s and propelled by a guitar-driven score, this new musical is both fable and family history – and a testament to the determination born of love.

Saturday, April 13 @ 10am
Benedum Rehearsal Studios
RSVP Required

Sunday, April 14 @ 7pm
Benedum Rehearsal Studios
RSVP Required


BRIAN QUIJADA (Writer/Composer) is an award-winning actor, playwright and composer who has gained national critical-acclaim for his multi Jeff award-winning, multi Drama Desk nominated solo show “Where Did We Sit in the Bus?” Quijada has spent most of his career acting in new plays Off-Broadway and Regionally. As a playwright/composer Brian has been commissioned by Seattle Repertory Theatre and The Kennedy Center. Select Acting Credits include Roundabout, The Public Theater, Sol Project, Actors Theatre of Louisville; TV: Blue Bloods (CBS) and Manhattan Love Story (ABC). Brian is a proud ensemble member of Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York.

REGINALD L. DOUGLAS (Director) is the Artistic Producer of City Theatre. City Theatre directing credits includes Jen Silverman’s The Roommate; Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline; Cori Thomas’ Citizens Market; and Colman Domingo’s Wild with Happy. Additionally, Reginald has directed and developed new work throughout the country, including work at Eugene O’Neill Center, TheaterWorks Hartford, CATF, Weston Playhouse, Theatre Squared, Playwrights Center, Kennedy Center, Pittsburgh CLO, McCarter, Florida Rep, Luna Stage, Harlem Stage, Wild Project, Signature Center, Drama League, The Lark, and many others.