Our Response to COVID-19
Dear Ironweed friends and family
At this time, when our priorities boil down to the most elemental - our safety and that of our family, friends, and community - I find the most comfort in acts of kindness and connection. We have experienced many kindnesses over the past two weeks: moments of support and encouragement that have buoyed our spirits as people, as artists, and as an organization.
We look toward the break in the clouds when we can again gather in one place to share our stories. Argos MacCallum and Teatro Paraguas have graciously left the door open to the possibility of bringing back The Aliens later in the spring if this cloud passes by that time, and we are deeply appreciative. And In October, we are excited to be bringing Molly Smith Metzler’s lovely play, Cry It Out, to Santa Fe.
In the present moment, we are actively seeking ways of being an ally to other local theaters and theater companies like Teatro Paraguas, the Santa Fe Playhouse, The Swan, Theater Grottesco, NM Actors Lab, and others in town whose leaders are working tirelessly to maintain their operations and continue to move forward in these turbulent times.
We have created a public “Ironweed Community Outreach” group page on Facebook as a forum to share ideas for connection, engagement, collaboration, and support. Please feel free to share thoughts, ideas, questions, brainstorms, and initiatives from other theaters, cities, and communities on this page. And if you don’t have access to Facebook, you can email us your thoughts, and we will share them on the page.
Thank you so much for being a friend of Ironweed, theater, and storytelling in Santa Fe. We are grateful for each of you and wish you, your families, and friends safety and health.
Scott Harrison, Artistic Director,
the Ironweed Artistic Team, and the Board of Directors
CRY IT OUT by Molly Smith Metzler
Coming this Fall, running October 8th - 25th, Ironweed presents Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler: a “poignant comedy about three women and one man fumbling their way through the fog of new parenthood” (The Washington Post). Metzler's play is a moving and laugh-out-loud funny look at parenthood in America, exploring class, marriage, career, and friendship that is often found in the most unexpected places.
The production will run October 8th through the 25th, also at the Teatro Paraguas Second Space.
Stay tuned for more details!