Cast & Crew Call: 2021 Santa Fe Fiesta Melodrama


The 2nd Annual 3rd Annual 99th Annual Santa Fe Fiesta Melodrama

Written by A Courageously Anonymous Group of Local Locos

at Santa Fe Playhouse and Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery

Audition Dates: Saturday, July 10th, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Sunday, July 11th, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Audition Location: Santa Fe Playhouse

142 E. De Vargas St. 

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Production Dates: Rehearsals: July 20 – August 25

Performances: August 26 – September 19 (Thursday – Sunday)

September 2 – 5 performances will take place at Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery

Pay:                     $300 stipend

In Attendance:       Directors: Annie Liu and Andy Primm

Artistic Director: Robyn Rikoon

Group auditions of 8 people at a time. To secure your audition slot please email with your preferred day and time. Auditioners will be asked to improvise, sing, and read selections from the script. Additional slots will be added if necessary. If you want to audition but cannot make it on these days, please email and we will try to accommodate. If you know anybody that would be interested please pass this information along!

Saturday, July 10thSunday, July 11th
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Preparation: Please come prepared to move, sing, improvise, and read selections from the script. 

Synopsis: A Santa Fe Tradition since 1919, the Fiesta Melodrama is written every year to poke fun at local news events and politicians. This show will involve broad comedy, improvisation, and audience participation. That is all we are at liberty to say at this time.

We are seeking a diverse and equitable cast. All ages, races, and genders are encouraged to audition. Characters written for binary genders can be played by any person of any gender identity. We are also seeking a fully vaccinated cast and crew.


C.D. C. De Baca – Host of Fiesta Night Live. Anti-Hero. Strong improvisation skills a must. Looking out for themself and changing things up at whim for very arbitrary reasons. Cannot be expected to remember every little detail of every little thing they’ve ever said.

Covidio Ninetinez – Villain. Wants to cancel culture and destroy Santa Fe, and will stop at nothing to fulfill their evil plans!

Moderna de la Choza – Heroine. Wants to fall in love, save Santa Fe, and support local theatre. Not necessarily in that order.

Juanson Y. Juanson – Hero. Just a dude. Sweet and well-meaning, if a bit of a dunce. 

Chore E. Zo – Townsperson #1. Sometimes a horse.

Ray A. No – Townsperson #2. Or maybe Townsperson #1. Who knows? Who cares?


We are seeking motivated, creative, and fun-loving individuals to join the 2021 Fiesta Melodrama production team. The positions we are seeking are listed below. If you are interested in any of these positions, please email with your resume and the position you are applying for. 

Stage Manager – $450

Assistant Stage Manager – $300

Piano Player – $300

Props Designer – $300

Costume Designer – $300

Lighting Designer – $300

Sound Designer – $300


About Santa Fe Playhouse

As a cornerstone in its theatrical and artistic communities, Santa Fe Playhouse connects the artist with the audience. Through these interactions, the Playhouse engages in dialogue to examine, uplift, challenge, and heal through the visceral art of performance and storytelling.

Land Acknowledgement

Santa Fe Playhouse acknowledges the breath of those that came before us and all living animals, on the ground and above it. We acknowledge that the place we now call Santa Fe is still recognized as Oga Po’geh, meaning White Shell Water Place. Thousands of years ago, it was a center for the communities of Northern and Southern Tewa (often identified as Tanos).  The living memory and stories told by the people of Taytsúgeh Oweengeh (Tesuque Pueblo) hold profound meaning to this day. 

Equal Opportunity Commitment to Collaboration

Santa Fe Playhouse is an equal opportunity collaborator. We are committed to cultivating a deep and wide reach in order to connect with prospective artistic, administrative, and creative collaborators who have varied experiences and skills, a collaborative attitude, and the desire for growth. Santa Fe Playhouse seeks to recruit and diverse teams as a reflection of our commitment to create an anti-racist, socially just, and inclusive presence in O’ga Po’geh and all Northern New Mexican communities.

Santa Fe Playhouse does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, citizenship status, political affiliation, detention records, economic history, dwelling or housing circumstance, or any legally protected characteristic.

Santa Fe Playhouse recognizes that certain identities and voices are historically under- and misrepresented in the theater industry, and actively seeks to rectify that imbalance in our communities through inclusive collaborative practices. Santa Fe Playhouse values diverse life experiences and believes them to be a core aspect of our organizational mission and all collaborative experiences.

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