Weekend Passport: The Camino Project

A photo of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail in Spain.
A photo of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail in Spain. Backroads Blog
A photo of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail in Spain.
A photo of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail in Spain. Backroads Blog

Weekend Passport: The Camino Project

Every Friday, our Global Citizen Nari Safavi stops by for Weekend Passport, where he shows us how to travel the world without ever leaving Chicago. This week, we explore a six hour, outdoor theater project, years in the making. Theater Y’s “Camino Project” is inspired by their 2017 trip to Spain to walk a 500 mile pilgramage that dates from the 9th century, the Camino de Santiago. They’ve translated that experience to a five-mile walk through Bucktown and Humboldt Park ending with a celebratory meal. Theater Y aims to take participants on a journey that challenges the confines of traditional spectatorship, goes beyond politics, beyond consumerism and even beyond theater itself.