Vortex Announcements

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5-week Youth Summer Shakespeare Intensive

Posted: March 19, 2019.

The Vortex and Theatre in the Making present a 5-week Youth Summer Shakespeare Intensive. The program focuses on reading, understanding and performing Shakespeare through monologues and scenes in a fun, non-judgmental environment. Paul Ford, founder of TitM, will be the lead instructor.

Interested students ages 12–17 must attend free preliminary workshops on April 15 and 16 at the Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd NE from 4–5:30 pm. These workshops will demonstrate current skill sets and allow placement.

The program runs May 28–June 28, 2019, Monday–Friday, 1–4 pm, culminating in a showcase June 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and June 30 at 2:00 p.m.

$295 per person for the 5 week program. Additional participants in the same family: $250 per person. Half and Full scholarships are available

For more information, please contact Leslee Richards at lesleerich@gmail.com.

Help Us Understand You

Posted: March 13, 2019.
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Combined Auditions for Three Productions

Posted: March 7, 2019.

The Vortex will be holding auditions for 3 productions on:

Saturday, April 6, 2019 9:00 am-12 noon and 1:00-5:00pm
Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:00am-12:00 noon
Audition for 1, 2, or all 3 productions:

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, by Frank McGuinness and directed by Marty Epstein (playing Aug 30 - Sept 22)

A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by David Richard Jones (playing Oct 4 - Nov 17 in revolving repertory with A Doll's House, Part 2)

A Doll's House, Part 2, by Lucas Hnath and directed by Susan Erickson (playing Oct 4 - Nov 17 in revolving repertory with A Doll's House)

Audition details...

Announcing the New Mexico Shakespeare Festival

Posted: December 13, 2018.

For five years, The Vortex's annual Shakespeare festival has been "Shakespeare on the Plaza" and for four years before that it was "Will Power." Welcome to the next, and best, phase: The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival.

Announcement from Peter Kierst, the Artistic Director of The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival