Do you have cherished a performance at the Vortex? Have you witnessed the enthusiastic dedication of our vibrant community?

With your support, The Vortex can survive the continued shutdown and resume our great tradition of live theatre.

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The Vortex is a 501(C)(3), non-profit organization. Donations to The Vortex are tax deductible as allowed by section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Opens This Friday:

Low Moon

By Caroline Toby Graham

Directed by Ray Rey Griego

On a barren farm, two sisters and their first loves hold on to hopes big and small as they explore desire, sexuality, and identity. Louise is afraid her dreams are too delicate to hold in this harsh world; Helen clings to her dreams just to survive.

Featuring Bridget S. Dunne, Bella Figueroa, Jesus Bañuelos, and Nicee Wagner

This performance of Low Moon is a live event broadcast on Zoom.

January 28-February 6, 2022. Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm.

Tickets: $10.

Postponed: NMSF Auditions

Posted: January 19, 2022.

Due to the rising number of new Covid-19 cases, the New Mexico Shakespeare Festival auditions for "King Lear" and "As You Like It" are being postponed. We hope and believe that we will be rescheduling these auditions at the end of February.

We trust you understand that our primary concern must be the health and safety of everyone involved in the Festival. We remain very excited about this upcoming season, and look forward to seeing you at the auditions.

For questions or concerns about your audition, please contact Festival Stage Manager Donna Marie Barra at

Watch Tribute to Marty Epstein

Posted: January 3, 2022.
See the many, many facets of Marty Epstein in this recorded tribute to the longest-serving member of the Vortex Board of Directors.

Watch on YouTube

Looking for Volunteer Board Members

Posted: December 8, 2021.
We are currently looking for members of the Albuquerque community to join our Board of Directors. The Vortex Theatre Board is an all-volunteer working board, meaning we are responsible for all aspects of operating the theatre...

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Auditions for: Trevor

Saturday, February 5, 2022 12 noon
Sunday, February 6, 2022 12 noon
Audition format: Online Zoom meeting by appointment. To schedule, contact the director at

Audition details...

A Statement from The Vortex


With the current rise in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths from the recent surge of the Delta variant of COVID-19, The Vortex Theatre regrettably announces that we will be pausing all in-person performances until the end of the calendar year.

Part of this does come from the Governor's mandate on indoor public spaces. It is our understanding, via communications from the NM DOH, that the mask mandate applies to actors onstage as well as to audience members. While it's possible to continue indoor performances with actors masked onstage, we feel that would detract from our audiences' experience. Regardless of the mandate, we must be considerate of the welfare of all people who participate in our shows as actors, crews, or audience. Faced with current information and NM DOH requirements, we are electing to not have in-person shows at all for the time being.

On that note, we again implore anyone reading this who is on the fence with vaccinations to speak to a trusted medical provider regarding their vaccine hesitancy and get the vaccine. Winter is approaching, and none of us wants a repeat of last year.

So where do we go from here? The Vortex is still planning on our 2022 season. We have shows slated and want nothing more than to put those on. In the more immediate future, we hope to put out more virtual productions for our audience to enjoy. As soon as we have more information, we will post that here and on all our social media platforms. Until then, stay safe, get vaccinated, and enjoy the autumn weather!

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