Alibi V.17 No.23 • June 5-11, 2008 

Culture Shock

Get Out There

The year’s not yet half-way over, but Albuquerque’s drama junkies are already planning for 2009. Several theaters, companies and the year-old Albuquerque Theatre Guild are seeking new talent to showcase in ’09, and that means you.

This Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, the Albuquerque Theatre Guild is holding general auditions. Bring two monologues totaling three minutes to this cattle call for an opportunity to be cast in any number of productions by Albuquerque Theater Guild member companies such as Aux Dog, Albuquerque Little Theatre and The Box Performance Space. Call 344-4542 to reserve an audition time.

VSA North Fourth Art Center will have an open call for adult actors and community members interested in participating in its professional, multi-ability theater company on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 24 and 25. The new company will be based on the model used in the VSA's successful Equilibrium Theater Company and is open to anyone with or without disabilities. Auditions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. both days at the N4th Art Center (4904 Fourth NW). For info and to schedule an audition time, call Brynne Badeaux at 345-2872.

If you'd rather try your hand at directing, the Vortex Theatre is seeking proposals from directors with scripts for its 2009 season. The Vortex is looking for full-length plays for main-stage production. For details on how to submit, e-mail The deadline for submissions is July 15.

The Adobe Theater is also seeking proposals from directors for full-length plays or musicals for 2009 production. Anyone may submit any script, even unpublished works the director is enthusiastic about, but published works will have a better chance of being accepted. For details, visit or call Joann Danella at 898-6866. The deadline is July 15.

Wild Dancing West

It's week two of Wild Dancing West, VSA North Fourth Art Center and NewArt New Mexico's annual festival of local and regional dance. This year, they're trying something new by offering two performances each night, doubling up on your chance to see professional-grade dance. On Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, Xdrop from San Francisco will perform So Human An Animal, a look at the beauty and grotesqueness of human relationships, at 6:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., local choreographer Jacqueline Garcia's newest work, Om Tare, merges Eastern aesthetic with contemporary dance. Both shows take place the the N4th Theater (4904 Fourth Street NW) and tickets are $12 general, $8 students/seniors for the whole night. For reservations and info, call 344-4542.