Audition News

The Santa Fe Playhouse Presents:
Teen/Young Adult Acting Classes

Time: Saturdays 10:30 am -12:30 pm
September 27 - November 1 (6 weeks)

Place: The Santa Fe Playhouse
142 East De Vargas St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 988-4262

Cost: $180 for 6 weeks

Instructor: Cristina Duarte - Artistic Director,
The Santa Fe Playhouse
(505) 988-4262

The Teen/Young Adult Class will introduce students to the fundamental principles of acting technique, such as actions, circumstance, justification, and character development. Through a variety of improvisational and acting exercises students will learn to develop their imagination, voice and body as instruments in the craft of acting. Students will learn the elemental groundwork in acting technique.

Please contact the Santa Fe Playhouse at the above numbers and email to set up an interview for registration.

Cristina Duarte (SFP Artistic Director) is a director, actor and teacher. Originally from New York, she is an alumnus and long time teacher at the Stella Adler Conservatory where she taught classes in Acting Technique, Monologue & Scene Study, Audition Technique and Cold Readings to both teens and adults. She received her MA in Theatre from Hunter College where she taught Theater History, Acting Technique and Scene Study. As an actor she has appeared in several independent and commercial films as well as television, with reoccurring roles on One Life to Live, All My Children and a 9 year run on Saturday Night Live as a supporting cast member. She has been teaching for more than 16 years.


Should you have any questions about auditions, our upcoming season, or would like to become a Playhouse volunteer, please call 988-4262 or email



Submission News

Playwrights' Forum
The Santa Fe Playhouse is accepting new original full-length works for their upcoming 2014-2015 Season. Plays must be unpublished and consist of no more than eight characters. Four plays will be selected for staged readings November 20-23. Of these, one will be chosen to receive a full production in March for an eight-performance run.

Please submit a hard copy no later than October 1, 2014 for consideration to:

Cristina Duarte, Artistic Director
Santa Fe Playhouse
142 East DeVargas St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

NOTE: No email submissions at this time. Scripts will not be returned.



Audition News

The Madwoman of Chaillot
Directed by Barbara Hatch
Written by Jean Giraudoux Adapted by Maurice Valency

Where and When:
Saturday October 4th at the Santa Fe Playhouse from 1:00 to 5:30pm

Written toward the end of World War II by Jean Giraudoux and set in post-war Paris, the action of the play takes place in a Parisian cafe and the cellar of the Countess Aurelia (the Madwoman of Chaillot). A group of unscrupulous businessmen plot to blow up a building in Paris in order to convince the city architect to allow them to drill for oil in Paris—for personal gain, for profit, and for war! The Madwoman of Chaillot overhears them plotting and decides to take matters into her own hands to stop them. With the help of her friends, a motley crew of local vagabonds, they put the evildoers on trial and judgment is given. Among the chaos, love blossoms between a young man—ready to throw his life away to avert the evildoers' plan to blow up the building—and the young waitress.

Needed: 17 Men and 8 Women, All Ages 18-108!
(Some male roles can be played by women, and several characters will be doubled)

Be prepared to read scenes from the play. Sides will be provided. If you would like to read the play, a few copies are available at the Playhouse that you can borrow. You will be asked to stay for at least 30 minutes on the day of the audition. Please call 505-470-3839 with your availability.

CALLBACKS WILL BE HELD Monday, October 6th, from 6:00 to 9:00pm and/or Tuesday October 8th, from 6:00 to 9:00pm.

Please Note: Rehearsals will begin with 2 or 3 meetings in October, all of November (with break for Thanksgiving), and all of December (with break for the Christmas holiday).

Performances run from January 8th-February 1st