Mixed Me­dia Theatre Walk Santa Fe

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Hear ye, hear ye! The sec­ond an­nual Theatre Walk Santa Fe com­mences promptly at 1:30 p.m. Satur­day, Sept. 22, with about two dozen per­for­mances at 10 dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions ev­ery 30 min­utes. Choose a place to start and let your dra­matic ad­ven­ture be­gin! It’s far less chaotic than it sounds — though a cer­tain mea­sure of a cir­cus-like free-for-all vibe is what makes for a fes­tive street-fair at­mos­phere in what is quickly be­com­ing the cre­ative cen­ter of the city.

Theatre Walk Santa Fe, held in what some of us now call the RAD — short for Ru­fina Arts Dis­trict — fea­tures of­fer­ings by 20 lo­cal the­ater and per­form­ing arts groups at tra­di­tional and non­tra­di­tional stage-like venues. For the pur­chase of a $5 wrist­band, at­ten­dees can watch a va­ri­ety of short plays and new works, mu­si­cal the­ater, Shake­speare, com­edy im­prov, and more — all in the space of one af­ter­noon — while be­ing es­corted from place to place by wildly at­tired street per­form­ers. All of the venues are lo­cated within walk­ing dis­tance of one an­other and in­clude Teatro Paraguas (3205 Calle Marie), Adobe Rose Theatre (1213 Park­way Drive), Santa Fe Play­house Work­shop (3218 Calle Marie), and Con­fetti Com­mu­nity Hall (3205 Richards Lane). Among the par­tic­i­pat­ing groups are Just Say It The­ater, Ron Bloomberg Pro­duc­tions, New Mex­ico School for the Arts, New Mex­ico Ac­tors Lab, Al­most Adult Pro­duc­tions, and the Up­start Crows of Santa Fe.

Theatre Walk Santa Fe is held 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Satur­day, Sept. 22. Per­for­mances start on the half-hour. Wrist­bands can be pur­chased on the day of the event at any of the venues, and each pur­chaser is en­tered into a draw­ing to win a ho­tel gift pack­age. For a full list of venues, visit the­atre­santafe.org/walk. — Jen­nifer Levin

Street per­former Ar­gos MacCal­lum on stilts at Theatre Walk 2017; photo il­lus­tra­tion

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