Mixed Media Theatre Walk Santa Fe
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