Now Playing

September 27 – October 14

Santa Fe Playhouse’s short play festival is back! 2018 marks the 17th anniversary of BENCHWARMERS, a series of brand new 10-15 minute plays written by New Mexican playwrights.

Broken Off – by Robert Benjamin
Incarnadine – by Alix Hudson
The Julian Box – by John Cullinan
The Explaining Room – by Helen Rynaski
One More Coffee – by Michael Burgan
That’s Five – by Kita Mehaffey
The Bench – Bronwen Denton Davis
The Garden Stalker – by Janyth & Paula Fell

Directed by Hamilton Turner and featuring local talents Amanda Cazares, Nicholas Coffey, Don Converse, Cynthia Coulter, Veronica Everett, Shawn Wayne King, Patti O’Berg, and Marguerite Louise Scott.

Showtimes: Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm

Tickets: $25 General Admission; $20 for Seniors, Teachers and Military; $15 for Students

Special Events
Preview: Thursday, September 27 – Tickets are $15 for everyone
LGBTQ Night: Friday, September 28 – Regular Ticket Pricing plus door prizes!
Opening Night Reception: Saturday, September 28 – Tickets are $30 for everyone

Click HERE for more info or to purchase tickets.

October 1–3 and October 8–10
Theater Grottesco with the Lisa Fay and Jeff Glassman Duo

In Action at a Distance, the actors take various roles in six different short ‘plays’. As they pivot from one play to the next mid-stream, each actor must imagine the actions and speech of the imaginary characters with whom their own character is interacting in whichever play they happen to be in at the time. Simultaneously, each actor must NOT show awareness of those actors who are NOT in the same play as they are in at the moment, and who are likewise pivoting from one play to the next. Sometimes, actors are in the same play at the same time; most of the time they are not.

Action at a Distance
October 1–3 and October 8–10, 7pm
Theater Grottesco with the Lisa Fay and Jeff Glassman Duo
performing at the Santa Fe Playhouse

With this interplay of plays, Theater Grottesco creates – utilizing techniques originated by the Lisa Fay and Jeff Glassman Duo – a composition drawn from the six simultaneous plays, by altering the timing of movements, the dynamics of speech, the direction of motion, the actions, and the acting. The audience sees through the six plays, into the composite play that is Action at a Distance.

September 29 – October 21

Join us for staged readings of four brand new plays!
Be a part of the playwriting process with us and stay for the Q&A sessions after each reading.

Tickets: $10, General Admission, for all readings or bring your ticket stub from BENCHWARMERS and get in for free!

Where is Everybody by Kevin Daly
September 29 at 2pm and October 7 at 7:30pm
Comedy: A retiring high school physics teacher attempts to connect with his two adult sons by engaging in his oldest son’s imaginative entrepreneurial ideas. Director: Duchess Dale; Cast: Mike Tracy, Nick Kapustinski, Stephen Jules Rubin

Intellectual Property by Richard Lyons Conlon
September 30 at 7:30pm and October 6 at 2pm
Dark Comedy: The main character in a misanthropic writer’s third novel is the world’s biggest movie star—and she’s having none of it. Based on true events. Director: Vaughn Irving; Cast: Kev Smith, Dylan Marshall, Monique Lacoste, Christine Smith, Karen Ryan

North by Bruce Bonafede
October 13 at 2pm and October 21 at 2pm
Drama: In the dying industrial North, a very old but still strong-willed man fights to retain his dignity and protect the woman he has loved for seventy years. Director: Karen Machon; Cast: Ken Bordner, Maria Rinaldi, John Riser, Welde Carmichael

Aubrey by Joe Musso
October 14 at 7:30pm and October 20 at 2pm
Drama: Haunted by her role in her lover’s drug overdose death, a heroin addict seeks out a grave digger and coffin maker. Director: Vaughn M. Irving; Cast: Jessica Haring, Jonathan Harrell


October 18–October 31

Santa Fe Dead is back. Last year’s hit Halloween adventure has returned and is hungry for brains. In the spirit of Dawn of the Dead, the undead have taken over a section of the Santa Fe Place.

One part haunted house, one part immersive theatre, and one part live action video game, this 45-minute adventure is recommended for brave souls 12 years of age and up.

Teams of up to 6, armed with foam dart guns, will fight their way through an abandoned storefront trying to find the ultimate weapon, capable of taking down hoards of zombies.

Missions depart headquarters every 20 minutes. It’s best to reserve your spot ahead of time, but spots may be available at the door.

October 18 – October 28
$20 General Admission
$15 for brave souls under 16*

October 30 – October 31
$25 General Admission
$20 for brave souls under 16*

*Any persons under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

October 19–October 21

Santa Fe Playhouse is thrilled to host panel discussions for the 10th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.
For the full schedule of screenings, discussions, and other events visit Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.
Friday, October 19 at 2pm
Filmmaker Panel 
Filmmaker with films in the festival discuss their craft.
60 mins

Saturday, October 20
Masters Discussion with Tim Hunter
Tim Hunter is the director of Tex, Sylvester, River’s Edge, and the climactic episode of cult TV series Twin Peaks.
60 mins

Sunday, October 21 at 10:30am
Masters Discussion with Danny Rubin hosted by Kirk Ellis 
Danny Rubin, screenwriter of Groundhog Day, discusses his craft. 
60 mins
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (SFIFF) began in 2009 as a fringe festival that took place in a community center; by 2011 it was the largest event of its kind in New Mexico, screening over 100 films during a 5 day Fest. SFIFF has grown from humble beginnings to becoming one of the top annual events in New Mexico.

Tuesday, October 23

Join us to learn about our new program to reach Santa Fe’s at-risk, under-served, and unheard kids and teens.

Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00 pm
Santa Fe Playhouse
142 East De Vargas St

Vaughn Irving (Artistic Director)
Marguerite Louise Scott & Quinn Fontaine (Project Leaders)
… and anyone interested in being part of the new Outreach Program at the Santa Fe Playhouse and on-site at local non-profits!

MEET the SF Playhouse Young Playwrights project leaders

ASK about how YOU can become involved as a contributing artist (actor, playwright, mentor or tech support)

HEAR about how YOU can sponsor a playwriting workshop at a local non-profit that works with at-risk/under-served/unheard kids and teens

GET information about how your child can participate in this FREE playwriting program for kids and teens

INTRODUCE your non-profit to the Program Leaders and see if this is a program your organization would like to have access to

For questions, please contact Vaughn Irving,