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Theaters in Transition: New Mexico Actors Lab and the Santa Fe Playhouse

Tuesday • November 12, 2019 • 6-7 pm
Santa Fe Playhouse • 142 East De Vargas Street • Santa Fe

Robert Benedetti, Founder and Artistic Director, and Nicholas Ballas, Co-Artistic Director, of NMAL will join Vaughn Irving, Artistic Director, and Robyn Rikoon, soon-to-be Artistic Director, of the Santa Fe Playhouse to discuss the process of transitioning a theater to new leadership.   

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New Mexico Actor’s Lab was founded in 2012 by Robert Benedetti and a group of Santa Fe Actors with a shared passion for theater that addressed issues of social justice and celebrated the human spirit. NMAL has traditionally formed its season around the talents of its actors and from the best of the American theatrical cannon.

The Santa Fe Playhouse has a 100-year-old history and Vaughn Irving was hired four years ago as Artistic Director to bring new life to an old tradition.  Vaughn saw his mission as keeping the old traditions of Community Theater in the best sense of community and exposing the playhouse’s audience to newer and more unconventional fare.  

These Theater makers will be sharing the discussions they are having amongst themselves and, we are sure, will be of interest to the Theater Community at large.

Please join us for a fascinating insight into how theater is envisioned in Santa Fe!

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