Keep the Magic Alive

Support Albuquerque's oldest, continually-producing black-box theatre

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Help The Vortex Thrive

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Live theater is the glue that binds us and teaches us to express ourselves. The 42 year-old Vortex believes that you know the quiet thrill of a curtain rising or that moment's pause before applause washes over the room. We want to engage as many people as possible, not just through weekend performances, but through classes and training, special outreach shows and visits to high schools, senior centers, and day-time performances for schools.

We've been given a generous gift that will match all donations up to $12,000. If we can match that, we’ll balance our budget and have a substantial start on installing refrigerated air and a grid for our theatrical lighting instruments.

This last year, we presented sold out, acclaimed productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, The Fantasticks, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time; fascinating examinations of current events through productions of Oleanna, The Father and Farragut North; and As You Like It and The Merry Wives of Windsor on the Civic Plaza. We presented scenes from Shakespeare on the Rail Runner, visited Highland High School's Communication class for those on the autism spectrum, and offered a class for 20 mid and high school students in reading and performing Shakespeare, creating a full-length production of A Comedy of Errors. Students from Albuquerque High School worked with us on half of our productions, and we hosted performances to benefit the Alzheimers Association and the Holman's Foundation for Autism.

Next year, we will present Lysistrata, Sleuth, A Doll's House (Parts 1 and 2), and half a dozen other interesting, challenging and beautiful plays. We'll take free Shakespeare to the Veterans' Memorial Park for 15 performances. We'll reach out to more high schools, more seniors, more people and share the joy of live theater.

Our ticket revenue accounts for 75% of our annual budget. Won't you help us receive matching funds to continue creating great performances, outreach, and improvements to our space?

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We are always looking for equipment & consumable supplies. If you have an item to spare, we can provide a good home. Please call us at 505-247-8600 or send an email to

Thank you!

Advertise with us

Interested in sponsoring a show or placing an ad in our program? Call Leslee at 505-247-8600 or send her an e-mail at See advertising rate card.