Special Events

Re-Imagining Mary Hunter Austin’s 1919 Performance

One Night Only!

Saturday, April 13 at 7:30pm
New Mexico Museum of Art in the St. Francis Auditorium
107 W. Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Back on May 13, 1919, at the New Mexico Museum of Art in the St. Francis Auditorium, Mary Hunter Austin—a writer and activist drawn here by this new state’s growing reputation as an epicenter for artists—hosted and staged a production of three plays. Her vision was the core spark of the idea that would ultimately become, in 1922, The Santa Fe Playhouse. The Santa Fe Playhouse is now the oldest continuously operating theater west of the Mississippi.

In honor of Mary Hunter Austin’s unique vision, playwright Mark Dunn’s Re-imagining Mary Hunter Austin’s 1919 Performance takes the audience back to the where and the when the Santa Fe Playhouse got its start 100 years ago.

Our mistress of ceremonies is Mary Hunter Austin, as portrayed by four-time Best Actress Emmy winner, Michael Learned. The colorful Ms. Austin—novelist, poet, critic, playwright, and vocal feminist—became a passionate advocate for the blossoming arts and theater movement in Santa Fe.

Mark Dunn’s theatrical commemoration offers edited versions of the three plays presented in the 1919 performance—The Neighbors by Zona Gale, The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife by Anatole France, and El Conejo by Fayette Curtis, Jr.—visits from Suffragists and New Mexico veterans of the (then recently ended) Great War, a tribute to the recently deceased Theodore Roosevelt, and a surreal conversation with a visitor from the year 2019.


VIP Seating: $50.00
General Admission: $15.00 ($20.00 at the door)
Balcony Seating: $10.00



Written and Performed by Quinn Alexander Fontaine
Directed by Susan Mele

April 19–21, 2019
Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Hung Like A Seahorse: The Show+Tell Version is a shining example of overcoming cultural norms and living one’s truth every single day. Based on Quinn Alexander Fontaine’s life story of being born in the wrong body, this insightful, heartwarming, hilarious show is a celebration of healing.

Filled with laughter and touching realizations, the show reveals the layers of his ultimate transformation. “Everyone needs to follow their true path in life. What makes it challenging is when you’re expected to conform to societal pressures,” says Fontaine.

Audiences have commended and celebrated Fontaine’s bold fearlessness.

“Quinn’s journey is the epitome of authenticity. May all who experience his work be encouraged, emboldened and emancipated from bondage into the freedom of their Essential Self.”
-Michael Bernard Beckwith
Author of Spiritual Liberation

“I’ve known and respected Quinn Fontaine for some time now and have been incredibly moved and impressed by his raw honesty, his humor and courage, both as a writer and as a performer. I’ve learned a tremendous amount from him and recommend highly that we all attend his performances to understand and honor the journey that he and so many are undertaking.”
-Ali MacGraw

Hung Like a Seahorse: The Show+Tell Version performances run at the Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas St, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Performance dates and times are: Friday, April 19, 7:30pm; Saturday April 20, 7:30pm; Sunday, April 21, 2:00pm.


General Admission: $25
Seniors and Military: $20
Students: $15

Past Events


We’re back…

October 18 – 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.

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.  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. ​​

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

*Any persons under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

 2018 Fiesta Melodrama LGBTQ Night!

Join us on August 24th for our LGBTQ Night!  After the show, we’ll have a cast mingle at a location to be determined.

Love in the DMZ – Staged Reading
by Julia Cameron
directed by Duchess Dale

Saturday, July 28th at 2pm and Sunday, July 29th at 6pm
Suggested Donation is $15 – a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Horses for Heroes.

LOVE IN THE DMZ, by THE ARTIST’S WAY author Julia Cameron, follows the relationship between a Husband and Wife during the Vietnam War era. The play begins in the spring of 1968, when Husband has been sent to Vietnam to lead a group of young soldiers. He and his loving Wife comfort each other with lyrical, sometimes silly love letters. As time goes by, Husband’s letters get darker, and Wife, although frightened by the letters, tries to stay supportive and to keep their bond alive.

TLC Talks
July 24,  6pm to 7pm at the Santa Fe Playhouse

Vaughn Irving and Patrick MacDonald will be speaking about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.  This event is free, but please RSVP to the Theatre Santa Fe Theatre Lovers Club.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time LGBTQ Night

Friday July 20, 2018 7:30 PM
142 East De Vargas Street
505-988-4262 santafeplayhouse.org

Meet the Cast follows, 10:30-11:30 Rio Chama (cash bar)


From our friends at Gruet Santa Fe Tasting Room: Your ticket enters you in a drawing for a wine tasting for two people: two winners will be drawn. We will also have raffles for six- person wine tastings: two will be raffled off

From our friends Philip and Kevin, Santa Fe’s favorite House Hunters, santafehousehunters.com: A raffle for tickets to the next LGBT Night at the Playhouse for The 2018 FIESTA MELODRAMA

Richard O’Brien’s
The Rocky Horror Show – LGBTQ Night

LGBTQ Night on Friday, June 15th!  Strap on your platforms and get ready to throw some sass!  Join us and our favorite Transylvanians afterwards at Casa Espana for a post show mingle.  Showtime is 7:30pm; mingling after the show.

Tickets for this night’s performance must be present for admittance to Casa Espana.

The Rocky Horror Dance Party: It’s a Playhouse Time Warp

Get ready to rock your fishnet stockings off!

Saturday, June 2, 8pm–Midnight
Santa Fe Farmers’ Market
1607 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe

Costume contest. Raffle prizes. Music by DJ Your Boy Re-Flex. Live broadcast by Honey Harris of KBAC. Cash bar adult beverages from Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits. Food trucks from Jambo, El Sabor, and Freezie Fresh. Emcees Quinn Alexander Fontaine and Frank N. Furter. This is the Feisty Fiesta you don’t want to miss!

All-ages event. Online advance tickets are $25; tickets at the door are $30. Benefits the Santa Fe Playhouse operating fund.

No Number Home

By Tencha Avila
Fear and turmoil engulf a small colony of eight Mexican immigrant families — farm workers and their American children — when one of their own goes AWOL from the Army at Christmas (Posada) time during WWII.
7:30p Wednesday May 23rd
Talk-back following the performance
No reservation necessary. $10 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds go to the Dreamer’s Project of Santa Fe.

Flight Plan – A Post Show Conversation about America’s mental health system

Sunday, May 20th after the final performance

Moderated by Vaughn Irving, Artistic Director of The Santa Fe Playhouse and also the Dramaturg for Flight Plan, the panel includes playwright Marguerite Louise Scott, director Christine McHugh, members of the FLIGHT PLAN cast, and mental health professional Ellen Fox.

Flight Plan is dark comedy about mental health and the mental health system. A true-ish story, playwright Marguerite Louise Scotthas based Flight Plan on her struggles with PTSD and depression, and her experience with a broken American mental health system.

Mark Dunn of Talking Broadway says Flight Plan “is a raw and ragged—by turns darkly comic and heartbreakingly poignant—submersion into the bowels of a facility called, with or without imposed irony, the Sunnyland Sanctuary.”