Unafraid to provoke and challenge, The Santa Fe Playhouse creates and produces professional theater that entertains, inspires, and starts a conversation. We approach our second century committed to growth and in service to our local and national communities.
The Santa Fe Playhouse will advance our legacy as the foundation of the Santa Fe theater community—always raising our quality of work, to not only sustain our creative enterprise, but to also empower audience and artists alike.
Vision: Where Our Story Comes Alive
For centuries, theater has been a way to look at humanity from different angles. It has been a space of catharsis and creative vision. Live theater and performance art are an exchange of energy between audience and artist. Mary Austin, the founder of the Santa Fe Playhouse, saw the theater as a way to share stories of what was happening in the world around her and to start conversations within her community. Through her meaningful and miraculous work, she brought greater visibility to euro-centric audiences of the realities of South Western Native American culture as well as advocate for the conservation of the wildlife of New Mexico. Mary Austin is the reason The Playhouse is alive today and it is part of our mission is to continue her work. It is our mission to create a context in which difficult and expanding conversations can take place within a container of compassion, kindness, and empowerment.
Robyn Rikoon, Artistic Director