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Teatro Paraguas

What We Do
Teatro Paraguas stages contemporary award-winning Latinx plays in English and bilingual productions of Hispanic/Latinx poetry and classic cuentos (folk-tales), while promoting children's theatre, producing the works of New Mexico playwrights, and celebrating the history, richness and diversity of New Mexico's many cultures and artistic talent.

We are open to partnerships with other arts organizations, non-profit service organizations and local businesses, as well as commissions, mentorships, suggestions for programming, comments, and feedback.

Teatro Paraguas' "Son De Domingo" events provide opportunities for poets and musicians to perform in an intimate setting on Sunday evenings. We also make our studio available for classes, workshops, rehearsals, and performances by performers and other theater companies

Who We Are

Teatro Paraguas is a 501(c)(3) arts organization (FEIN 27-0410452) and serves as fiscal agent for several Santa Fe-based theater companies.

Founding Members: Macarena Muñoz (Spain), Cathy Nelson (Mexico), Gustav Alsina (Uruguay), Meg Hachman, Mary Mier, Karmela Gonzales, Enid Howarth, Corinna MacNeice, Ron Mier, Ray Gere, Crawford MacCallum, Argos MacCallum

Board of Directors:
President: JoJo Sena de Tarnoff 
Vice-Pesident: Argos MacCallum 
Secretary:  Alix Hudson
Treasurer: Alan Rapoport
 Paola Martini, Jonathan Harrell, Sylvia Chavez, Rudy Fernandez, Jeff Tarnoff, Charles Rosacker, Roxanne Tapia, Juliet Salazar, Cristina Vigil

 Kids and Teens

Teatro Paraguas is committed to working with teens and young people from  Santa Fe's Tri-Cultures, with an emphasis on reaching native Hispanic and immigrant families. 

Past projects include:

  • The Cuentos series
  • Choices
  • Shortes
  • Overpopulation
  • Las Apariciones de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
  • Tres Comedias Curiosas

  • Original Plays with Music featuring kids and adults working together, based upon Folk Tales, Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales; performed for elementary schools and the public.
Young actors work alongside experienced adult actors onstage, gaining invaluable experience.

Click here to visit the Teatro Paraguas Children's Theatre Program website!

Our Productions

Our work falls roughly into three categories:

  • Poetry performance series, which honors Hispanic and Latino poets through dramatic presentations of their poetry.
  • Contemporary Latino plays, including plays by New Mexico playwrights.
  • Cuentos series, which bring traditional Hispanic folk tales and legends to life on the stage.

Since 2008, Teatro Paraguas has produced 16 plays by ten New Mexico playwrights.  We are committed to promoting local writers, particularly those whose work reflects the Hispanic/Latino/New Mexico experience. In addition, Teatro Paraguas has produced five original children's plays written by Rebecca Morgan featuring original music by Jeff Tarnoff and JoJo Sena de Tarnoff (known as MELANGE)


Still in the Game, by Robert Benjamin


  • Revolution, by Alix Hudson


  • Our Lady of Mariposas, by Alix Hudson  
  • Not Quite Right, by Robert Benjamin       


  • When The Stars Trembled in Rio Puerco, by Shebana Coelho


  • Salt and Pepper, by Robert Benjamin


  • Manhattan Glass, by Joey Chavez
  • The Medea Complex, by Patricia Crespin


  • The Ballad of Sucio's Frog, by Mary Mier
  • Shortes and Overpopulation, by Angelo Jaramillo
  • Choices, by RosaRio Roybal
  • Lion in the Lamb, by Deborah Dennison
  • Parted Waters, by Robert Benjamin


  • We Are Hispanic-American Women...OK?, by Patricia Crespin
  • Las tres Pigletitas y el Diablo the Wolf, by Patricia Crespin


  • Las Apariciónes de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, by Linda Pedro de Martinez
  • Arrores, by Angelo Jaramillo

Our Space

Teatro Paraguas maintains a 55-seat studio theatre for its own productions and as a community resource for performing and literary arts in northern New Mexico. We also are an incubator for emerging theatre groups, youth groups, individual performers, poets and musicians. We have produced 72 plays since our debut performance !Neruda: Canto Porque Canto y Porque Canto! in 2004.

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
The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry
McCune Charitable Foundation

The 1% Lodgers' Tax


Tyson-Cook Foundation


Our patrons and private donors

Contact Us
Executive Director: Argos MacCallum
Office Hours: By appointment only

Teatro Paraguas
, 3205 Calle Marie, Suite B
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87507

Tel: 505-424-1601

Email: teatroparaguas@gmail.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/teatro.paraguas  or  Teatro Paraguas Fan Page

Instagram: @teatroparaguas

To visit our studio, call for an appointment. Please contact us if you wish to be placed on our email list.