What: SFPA Fundraiser

Where: Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Circle

When: Friday, March 17th, 7-9:30pm

Tickets: Available soon!

*Silent Art Auction

*Stephanie Hatfield

*Scenes from SFPA's Youth Production of "The Wizard of Oz"

*Food, drinks, fun!



Spring 2017 Programs





Santa Fe Performing Arts, Northern New Mexico College and the New Mexico History Museum presents: 


"12 Switches"


Performance information:

Nick Salazar Center of the Arts Theater at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola, Saturday, March 11th 5pm-6pm

Encore Performance - New Mexico History Museum Auditorium, in Santa Fe, Sunday, March 12th 2-3pm   

Both events are FREE and open to the public. 


Following the success of the New Mexico History Museum’s exhibit In Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico, we bring you a partnership program: "12 Switches".
The collaborative project joins Northern New Mexico College, Santa Fe Performing Arts’ “Play it Forward” program and the New Mexico History Museum’s resources. The multi-organizational partnership resulted in a course for teens and college students focusing on material housed at the New Mexico History Museum on lowrider culture in northern New Mexico. Since September 2016, students have been preparing a full stage performance based on the lives and rides of lowriders in the community. Bringing local history to the next generation of performers, historians, and museum-goers, the program aimed to inspire students to take pride in their history, demonstrate for students potential career paths, and build their theatrical skills.
The result is a 45 minute stage performance with 12 scenes crafted by the students speaking to family heritage, car culture, and more.
"Espanola has been a center of Northern New Mexico's lowrider culture for so many years and it is exciting and empowering to work with local students to tell stories from their own lives and relationships.” Explains theater professor Jonah Winn-Linestsky. “Most of the students involved in the production have little experience with theatre, but they bring a great deal of enthusiasm to the project and have deep connections to lowriding and car culture. They are excited to be part of a history making project as this is the first production that we know of that specifically centers around lowriders."
“I have felt so honored to be welcomed and included in the creation and production process of "12 Switches" in collaboration with NNMC & NMHM,” says Megan Burns, Executive Director of Santa Fe Performing Arts. “As a local Santa Fean, low rider culture has always been a part of my life, and being given a window into the lives of the artists, builders and community of Espanola, the true birthplace of low riders, has been truly inspiring.”
“We all do better work when we seek collaborations that make sense across institutions. The exhibit was highly collaborative and we wanted to extend that approach to the public programs. This performance opportunity highlights the first time we’ve attempted something like this and it is an exciting way to fold the community into the work we do to promote a better understanding of our regional history.” Says Meredith Davidson from the New Mexico History Museum. Davidson recorded oral histories for the exhibit as part of the photo curator, Daniel Kosharek’s vision for the installation.
The New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Avenue, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is part of a campus that includes the Palace of the Governors, a National Treasure and the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States; the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library; the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives; the Press at the Palace of the Governors; and the Native American Artisans Program. A division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, its exhibitions and programs are supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.




The wizard of oz 


April 21 @ 7pm

April 22, 23, 29 & 30 @ 2pm

This non-musical version has all the lovable Oz characters and scenes as L. Frank Baum created them: Dorothy, Toto, the land of the Munchkins; the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the cowardly Lion; the Wicked Witch of the West and the beautiful Witch of the North; and, of course, the Wizard of Oz himself. 

Box Office: 505-984-1370

Armory for the Arts Theater, 1050 Old Pecos Trail

All tickets $8.00






ADVANCED Adult acting class

Mondays, March 13-May 1

6:30-9:30pm   //   $165

This class is for actors who have a strong foundation in an acting technique and are looking for an opportunity to practice and and expand their abilities.  Enrollment is limited to 12 students for this class, please sign up early.  The instructor will pair you up and assign scenes for you and a partner to work on.

Instructor: Wendy Chapin



Adult Acting Class: INTRO TO ACTING

Sundays, March 12-April 30

11:00am-1:00pm   //   $165

This adult acting class is designed to introduce acting techniques that are important for every actor's process of development. Each student will learn skills for connecting with and exploring honest emotional depth and to interact authentically with scene partners. This class is a must-take for any actor looking to deepen their understanding of performance art and stage presence from within.

Instructor: Wendy Chapin



directing seminar

Saturdays, March 11 & 18

2:00-5:00pm  //   $150

This seminar taught over two weekends, and designed to be instructive to both directors and writers, will explore the creative role of the director working with actors and how to engage in a creative collaboration with the actors you are working with.  Directors will learn what is helpful to and what can limit the evolution of an actor’s work.  This seminar will explore the benefits of table work on the play with your company prior to blocking rehearsals. 

Instructor: Wendy Chapin


To register:

Call: 505-982-7992


Visit: 1050 Old Pecos Trail (inside Bataan Military Museum)

*Scholarships and payment plans available





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city different players

SFPA's City Different Players youth program is a vehicle for self-discovery and expression and provide a well-rounded training in the performing arts disciplines. 

teen ensemble

SFPA's Teen Program offers instruction in drama, music and dance, and uses performing arts to help students cope with such issues as teen suicide, gang violence and drug abuse. 


adult "working companY"

The SFPA Adult "Working Company" is a professional theater group whose work creates opportunities for New Mexico performing artists to practice, perform and collaborate.