Opens This Friday:

The Nance

By Douglas Carter Beane

Directed by Marty Epstein

Debuting on Broadway in April 2013, Douglas Carter Beane's play with song and dance, The Nance, touches on the dark, secretive and dangerous world of being a homosexual during the 1930's. The Nance tells the story of Chauncey, who plays "the Nance" on stage and who is gay in his real life, during the risqué Burlesque era in New York City at a time when Mayor LaGuardia was attempting to close down all the burlesque theaters in New York. A nance was a performer who played the sissy on stage but most nance performers were "straight" in their real life. The New Yorker called the play a "nearly perfect work of dramatic art, whose power derives from its equitable compassion and its unromantic view of myth." The Vortex is proudly presenting this New Mexico premiere during June, Pride Month.
June 3-July 3, 2016. Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. Tickets $25.

PWYW: June 5, 2016

Talkback: June 12, 2016

Vortex Chosen for National New Play Festival

Posted: May 16, 2016.
The American Association of Community Theatres holds an annual competition for theatres to produce new American drama, and The Vortex has been chosen to be one of the nation's fifteen theatres in AACT's NewPlayFest. The production won't come until 2017-18, but we're already excited to be part of this innovative program. Stay tuned for more information!

Shakespeare on the Plaza 2016 is FREE!

Posted: May 16, 2016.

This year's productions (The Tempest & Much Ado About Nothing) are FREE! Productions run June 9–July 3 with performances Thursday-Sunday at 7:30 pm. For full schedule and details, see:

Shakespeare on the Plaza (City of Albuquerque)

Shakespeare on the Plaza (Official Site)

Exhibit of Phil Hulebak Oil Paintings

Posted: May 2, 2016.
Sumner and Dene Gallery and the Vortex Theatre are proud to present the oils of Phil Hulebak in the Vortex lobby May 1–August 15, 2016. This is a free exhibit, viewable before Vortex performances on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon.


Write a Scene, Win a Prize

Posted: March 31, 2016.
The Vortex Theatre is pleased to announce the revival of its rowdy, dynamic, and timely political play festival by New Mexico writers: Electoral Dysfunctions. This is your chance as a playwright or poet to write a work about the state of our Union and this exciting election season.


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