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V.26 No.43 | 10/26/2017
Shannon Flynn
Josh Bien

Culture Shock

Inside the Invasion

Blackout Theatre Company's new chapter of Quarantine

This year's Quarantine storyline hinges upon that famous UFO crash that happened in Roswell in 1947 and supposes that in this reality, the government is engineering alien technology based on what they discovered there, and they do not want the public accessing it.
V.25 No.25 | 06/23/2016
Pixabay

Event Horizon

Beyond the Shadows

Friday, Jul 1: Beyond the Shadows

A nonverbal shadow puppet show for the whole family. Follow Paloma on her journey across the land on a quest to find a new place to call home.
V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015
Christopher Walsh

Culture Shock

Night of the Interactive Theater

Blackout Theatre puts guests in the thick of the zombie apocalypse

The enveloping experience of Quarantine is flipping notions of traditional theater on their heads, asking playgoers to participate in the action of the story that is unfolding before them.
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V.22 No.26 | 6/27/2013
What the tailgate party leads up to

Culture Shock

Tailgate hoity-toity

This week in Culture Shock, check out operatic tailgating, a Neil Simon award winner and a traveling cabaret with car problems.
V.21 No.20 | 5/17/2012

Alibi Picks

Destiny Deconstructed

You've heard a similar premise before: A futuristic company implants its employees with a device that lulls them into naive contentedness. The Big Brother machine is running smooth, but a kink arises in the form of a young hero who yearns for a more human reality (insert Hunger Games, Artificial Intelligence, Matrix reference). Now set that same scenario to a balls-out rock concert. F8 is the first original musical written and performed by Blackout Theatre. Lending to the score and show is a collection of local rockers, including Red Light Cameras, whose singer Amanda Machon takes on the lead role. The two-week run opens tonight at VSA North Fourth Art Center (4904 Fourth Street NW), and it may just help wean you off your Katniss Everdeen obsession.

V.21 No.9 | 3/1/2012
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

She’s Got a Moch

Shit Burqueñas say

The first time I saw actor Lauren Poole become Lynette at a screening of the local film Imagi-Nation, I bristled. But Lynette’s legit. She’s a whole person with varied interests. You’re probably familiar with her “Shit Burqueños (New Mexicans) Say” videos, put up on YouTube by Blackout Theatre Company. See what she had to say in her interview with the Alibi.

Feature

Blackout Theatre Company’s All Sick Burque Speaktionary

Kind of like Merriam-Webster’s with Moch. Example: baeg: noun - a carrying device often used at grocery stores or in a leather variety by women. Example: “You ain’t supposed to use plastic baegs no more. They’re bad for the environment.”


V.21 No.7 |

culture

Ask the chick from "Shit Burqueños Say"

Lynette, newly crowned Burque culture queen, has all kinds of shit to say. She's going to say it in our paper.

So, like, what do you want to know?

V.21 No.6 | 2/9/2012

Culture

Shit Burqueños Say: The Return!

Using suggestions from people who loved the first video, Blackout Theatre company made a sequel. The original has nearly 300,000 hits on YouTube.

Since I’m from New Mexico all my life, some of these jokes don’t make sense to me. While watching part two, I was thinking to myself, “Mountain? Button? Why’s that in there?” My sister had a similar reaction. She did not understand what was funny about the “Coke” thing in the first one, because that’s what she calls soda pop. Someone had to explain it to her.

It’s great someone’s documenting this stuff. Albuquerque is a special place.

The Blackout Theatre company

Culture

Shit Burqueños Say

You don’t even know.

Siiiick work from the Blackout Theatre company.

Fuck yah!

V.20 No.49 | 12/8/2011
Photo by Aaron Giombolini

Theater

A Christmas Carol at VSA North Fourth Art Center

Blackout Theatre’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic pits a group of strangers in a St. Louis train station, waiting to be whisked away for the holidays. Delays ensue, and the motley group turns a bad situation into theatrics. Writer Christie Chisholm reviewed it in this week’s arts section. “Blackout’s version is marvelous,” she writes, “whimsical yet dramatic with fine acting, haunting live music and some wonderfully creative puppetry. The kids will love it, but more importantly, you will probably love it, too.” Tonight’s show is at 8 p.m. There are also performances Saturday and Sunday.

V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011

Alibi Picks

3-2-1 Blackout!

If you like laughs and day trip adventures, head north to Teatro Paraguas Studio for Blackout Theatre’s new show <I>Let’s Blackout in Santa Fe (and call it sketch comedy)</I>. The ensemble will whip out audience favorites from the past couple of years, plus new material and outrageous video sketches. Musical guests Ericka Olvera and Lauren Poole join the giggle-fest. The performances are Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 9:30 p.m., so you have time to get a few Margaritas beforehand—always makes it easier to blackout.