Teatro Paraguas

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I wanted to let you know what is happening with Teatro Paraguas as the new year unfolds and we are still in the midst of the pandemic.  I have been visiting the theatre once a week or so during the past eight months to check the mail and pay the bills, etc. If you listen closely in the darkened theatre, you can hear the faint echo of applause from so many performances over the last decade…

From trodding the boards, Teatro Paraguas now turns to Zoom and to Xerb.tv to provide meaningful theatrical experiences.  These new media require a learning curve, and understanding what works and what doesn’t, and what is feasible in these new formats.

We have launched a number of plays by New Mexico playwrights on Zoom, e.g Hunker Down and Love in the DMZ.  We are starting to upload plays from previous seasons on Xerb.tv, along with current projects such as Red Bike and ongoing poetry readings.  And we are beginning to host other companies on our Xerb.tv channel, e.g. Blue Raven Theatre and Julesworks Follies.

So please check here on our website for news of upcoming projects.  And please feel free to send us feedback or suggestions art teatroparaguas@gmail.com!

And thank you very much for your support! With your gracious help, the magic of theatre flows onwards!

Argos MacCallum  TP artistic director




A Sunny Morning, by Joaquin and Serafin Alvarez Quintero
        two octogenarians meet by chance in a park, and discover deep connections from their youth

Typhoon, by Alix Hudson   
             a satirical romp on the bizarre nature of Zoom culture

El Delantal Blanco, by Sergio Vodanovic
    what happens when a wealthy señora and her maid switch costumes as a joke on the beach

Manhattan Glass, by Joey Chavez

the true story of Mary and Louis Hesch (Chavez’s grandparents) who both worked on the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos in 1943.

Una Nota de Lorca, a Companía Chuscales y Mina Fajardo flamenco tribute concert
     a flamenco tribute to the famous Spanish poet by Santa Fe's premiere flamenco troupe

Miriam Sagan and Ana Consuelo Matiella poetry reading
Dale Harris and Damien Flores poetry reading
Lummox Anthology #9 group poetry reading
Darryl Lorenzo Washington poetry reading


April 23-25: Teatro Paraguas presents a live Zoom performance of Into The Beautiful North
                     a play adaptation of Luis Alberto Urrea's novel in conjunction with SF Public Library's BIG READ project
                    Links to register for performances

Friday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m.

free, donations gratefully accepted



Scenes from Past Productions

EL COQUI ESPECTACULAR AND THE BOTTLE OF DOOM (2019)                                ELLIOT: A SOLDIER'S FUGUE (2019)

       ATRAVESADA: POETRY OF THE BORDER (2018-2019)                                           HUMMINGBIRD (2020)

           WE ARE HISPANIC-AMERICAN WOMEN...OK? (2019)                               EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (2019)


The International Centre for Women Playwrights
50/50 Applause Award
for playwright gender equity 2015-2019

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This project is made possible in part by:
The Santa Fe Community Foundation

New Mexico Arts, a division of the the Department of Cultural Affairs
The National Endowment for the Arts

The Santa Fe Arts Commission & 1% Lodgers Tax
The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry

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