September 21, 2023 - September 30, 2023

Readings of full-length plays by New Mexican playwrights.



Written by Leonard Madrid
Directed by Leah C. Gardner

With Christina Martos, Vanessa Rios y Valles, and Cristina Vigil. Stage directions read by Shawna Howley.

A hilarious new road-trip comedy comes from the writer of LA LLUVIA (SFP’s New Play Reading Series). Three Latina sisters travel from Albuquerque to Denver, not for business or pleasure, but to deliver a dead body. What could possibly go wrong as they make stops in Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Huerfano, Colorado Springs, and Castle Rock along the way?

CEBOLLAS will receive its world premiere at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in January 2024.

Genre: Comedy
Running Time: Around 90 Minutes



Written by Carol Carpenter
Directed by Zoe Burke

With Cara Juan, Alexander Lane, Vanessa Rios y Valles, Ann Roylance, and David Stalling. Stage directions read by Shawna Howley.

“An evangelical family’s faith is tested in out playwright Carol Carpenter’s rich, insightful, and devastating drama about a hot-tempered dad who put his 15-year-old gay son in a coma… miraculously renders each character as multifaceted and unexpectedly sympathetic.” -Brandon Voss, The Advocate Magazine

“Carol Carpenter has written a moving and relevant story that illustrates the love and forgiveness that are possible when people can agree on what’s important. Our somnolent Tyler is a unifying force, drawing the best out of those who have gathered to discuss his future, if he has one.”

“Carol Carpenter creates believable characters in her play about a hate crime committed by a father against his own son.” -Theatre Is Easy

“Plays about small town communities dealing with such themes this way are rare, and barely this good”  -Manhattan With A Twist

A Southwestern matriarch is enraged by the news that her gay grandson has been the victim of a hate crime committed by his own father. As the boy battles for his life, the family must come together and decide who among them is best to care for this child and what place they can find for him in their world.

Sweet, Sweet Spirit received its world premiere at New York’s Manhattan Theatre Works in 2014, and was the winner of the 2014 National Newborn Festival Audience Favorite Award.

Genre: Drama

Running Time: Around 90 Minutes



Written by Dillon Chitto
Directed by Maura Dhu Studi

With Robert I. Mesa and Montana Miller. Stage directions read by David James Garcia.

A comedy about two Indigenous brothers living under Colonial Spanish rule in New Mexico. One is an inexperienced revolutionary; the other is a gay idealist. They must question their beliefs, morality, and what is necessary to ensure the survival of their people and family when the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 begins.

Pueblo Revolt has received productions at AlterTheater Ensemble, American Stage Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, and No Peeking Theatre. It is the winner of the Rella Lossy Award for Best New Play.

Genre: Comedy
Running Time: Around 90 Minutes


September 2023

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