Now in its 12th year, UNM’s Words Afire! presents a chance to see finished and in-progress works by burgeoning playwrights. Opening up the fest tonight at 7:30 is Law Chavez’ Señora de la Pinta, a modern-day Oedipus tale involving feuding New Mexican ex-cons. Click the above link for more info.
kevin r. elder
Good news, theatergoers. Back in November, Tricklock's Co-Artistic Director Kevin R. Elder told the Alibi that the company was looking to open a Downtown performance space. That vision will be realized at a soft opening for Tricklock Performance Laboratory (110 Gold SW, next door to The Box), featuring three short plays from alumni of the company's Manoa Project: Teen Playwriting and Apprenticeship Program. The triple feature, A Digital Silhouette, explores relationship dynamics in the tech age through the works of Dani Mettler, Kyle Paoletta and Shannon Rogers. Tricklock members will act and direct, and shows run Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m. All performances are $10. Look for the new digs to be officially unveiled in August.