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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.
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, Sylvia Chavez, Rudy Fernandez, Jeff Tarnoff, Cristina Vigil, Alex Streeper, Margot Cole
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
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.
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 31 plays by 16 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 seven original children's plays written by Rebecca Morgan featuring original music by Jeff Tarnoff and JoJo Sena de Tarnoff (known as MELANGE)
11 Short Plays, by Joey Chavez
Coyote Acid, by John Macker
Save the Bees, by Bill O'Neill
Curious Smiles, by Robert F. Benjamin
Typhoon, by Alix Hudson
Hunker Up, by Robert F. Benjamin
Hummingbird, by Alix HUdson
Hunker Down, by Robert F. Benjamin
Love in the DMZ, by Julie Shapiro
Volver Volver Volver, by Leonard Madrid
We Are Hispanic-American Women,...OK?, by Patricia Crespin
Word Over All, by Dan Bohnhorst
Atravesada: Poetry of the Border, by Alix Hudson
2016Revolution, by Alix Hudson
2015 Our Lady of Mariposas, by Alix Hudson Not Quite Right, by Robert Benjamin 2014When The Stars Trembled in Rio Puerco, by Shebana Coelho
2013Salt and Pepper, by Robert Benjamin
2011Manhattan Glass, by Joey ChavezThe Medea Complex, by Patricia Crespin
2010The Ballad of Sucio's Frog, by Mary MierShortes and Overpopulation, by Angelo JaramilloChoices, by RosaRio RoybalLion in the Lamb, by Deborah DennisonParted Waters, by Robert Benjamin
2009We Are Hispanic-American Women...OK?, by Patricia CrespinLas tres Pigletitas y el Diablo the Wolf, by Patricia Crespin
2008Las Apariciónes de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, by Linda Pedro de MartinezArrores, by Angelo Jaramillo
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 1% Lodgers' Tax
- Tyson-Cook Foundation
- Our patrons and private donors
Executive Director: Argos MacCallum
Office Hours: By appointment only
Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Suite B
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87507
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