"This is what theater should be! I am telling people not to miss it."
Ironweed Productions produces plays rooted in the American experience.
Ironweed is committed to utilizing the vast, eclectic talent within Northern New Mexico, cultivating young and
emerging theater artists, and cooperating with other performing arts organizations to support and promote live theater.
With each production, Ironweed supports young artists. This support has included:
producing I AM, a short film featuring original poems and spoken word performances by eight compelling young artists from Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque;
offering apprenticeships in acting, producing, directing, design and dramaturgy to students of the New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA), as well as casting NMSA student actors in Our Town and The Crucible;
participating in two formal mentorships with Monte del Sol Charter School;
donating $500 to co-produce a teen poetry slam in Santa Fe in 2008, a collaboration between Ironweed, Warehouse 21, the Santa Fe Indian School and Hands Across Cultures, representing Santa Fe, Española, Taos, and Albuquerque;
featuring live performances from student members of the Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Team at an Ironweed benefit at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe;
collaborating with the Santa Fe Alternative School and Fine Arts for Children and Teens to sponsor a student art exhibit called Home which ran at El Museo Cultural, concurrently with The Trip to Bountiful;
teaching an acting workshop at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA);
mentoring a student director in Power and Revenge.
Photo: Carrie McCarthy