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How I Curated the Revolutions International Theater Festival
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How I Curated the Revolutions International Theater Festival

…ctor of Tricklock Company and the curator of the Revolutions International Theater Festival. It’s that moment when the lights come up in the theater. The show is over and I’ve just witnessed magic. My heart is full, my mind is blown, and I want to talk to someone about it. I want to talk to everyone about it. Someone in the audience begins to speak and I think, “I don’t understand what you are saying.” My friend Neal recently described Revolutions

Why I Care About Your Bags and Your Baggage Too

Why I Care About Your Bags and Your Baggage Too

…istic director of Tricklock Company, the host of Revolutions International Theater Festival. Revolutions’ mission is to connect communities by bringing a broad scope of world theater to New Mexico, creating a cultural and artistic fusion. The exposure to world theater and culture increases mutual understanding, inspires change and empowers individuals to improve the overall quality of life for all people. The Revolutions Festival is one of the lar…

Behind the Scenes at Revolutions International Theatre Festival

Behind the Scenes at Revolutions International Theatre Festival

…t is, whenever I ask any of them to talk about what it’s like putting on a theater festival, their blank expression speaks bounds even before their general answer of, “I don’t know what would interest people about putting on a theater festival.” I can frankly attest to their being so steeped in the process—the taxing, harrowing, ecstatic process—behind the festival that an attempt to relay that process to any ol’ bystander either risks an oversimp…

Revolutions International Theatre Festival in Photos and Observations
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Revolutions International Theatre Festival in Photos and Observations

…we are as humans, and in its absence we are incomplete. The fact that this festival is international means that it provides us with a performance experience outside of the norm. It connects people across cultural and geographic boundaries in ways that are exciting and richly rewarding.” —Fernando Fresquez | Front of House Assistant Jamie Kilstein‘s “Rock Rants” (Los Angeles). “What’s rewarding? Watching the audience experience the shows. As Curato…

Relishing the Here and Now
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Relishing the Here and Now

…ic core member of Tricklock Company, the host of Revolutions International Theater Festival. It’s a little after 9pm on a Sunday evening. I’m sitting in the darkness of Tricklock Performance Laboratory’s office, a space merely separated from the rest of the theater by fabric screens, with my laptop perched atop two other laptops powering below it. Behind me is a pile of tacky, tawdry, hilarious costume pieces from last night’s show. There is some…

When Revolutions Comes Around: A Theater Phenomenon

When Revolutions Comes Around: A Theater Phenomenon

…er a day keeps the psychiatrist away. Currently, Revolutions International Theater Festival is taking place in the up-and-coming city of Albuquerque. It’s put on by Tricklock Company, Albuquerque’s resident clowny clowns. Revolutions is this magical sort of fog that descends every year (it’s in its 15th) and consumes the city in a theatery dew for three weeks. This year boasts 38 shows at nine venues. The “International” aspect of the festival nam…

Revolutions: What Theater Means to Me

Revolutions: What Theater Means to Me

…by now will have read about Tricklock Company‘s Revolutions International Theater Festival in several instances. Pyragraph was brought on to the festival as the digital media partner. I was assigned to do the coverage from Pyragraph’s view. 38 shows is an unthinkable amount of theater to pack into three weeks. I, who would only see 11 of them, was intimidated and nervous. How much theater can one non-thespian take? The answer to that question has…

Burning Questions for Rain Anya and Sarah Bebe Holmes of Paper Doll Militia

Burning Questions for Rain Anya and Sarah Bebe Holmes of Paper Doll Militia

…ning and wordless theater, Tricklock is not only bringing an international theater festival to Albuquerque (which already feels unlikely), but they’re bringing theater no one expects to see when they hear the word “theater.” Talk about unlikely. Talk about revolutionary. Talk about sweet fuckin’ sixteen. I’m so excited. I, with a tamed and professional enthusiasm, got one of the acts on the horn: Rain Anya and Sarah Bebe Holmes of Paper Doll Milit…

How the Travel Ban Impacts Our International Theater Festival, Artists and Humanity
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How the Travel Ban Impacts Our International Theater Festival, Artists and Humanity

…It keeps us ignorant. It shuts us off. Photo courtesy of Juli Hendren. The Revolutions International Theatre Festival brings theater and dance from around the world to Albuquerque. It allows our community to engage with people from all over, connecting through song, stories, dance and conversation. It’s a chance to learn about other cultures and ideas.  For me, the process of learning through arts and culture is one of the most rewarding parts of…

My Calendar Is Sexy: Organizing the Back End of a Cultural Event

My Calendar Is Sexy: Organizing the Back End of a Cultural Event

…formation hoarder and librarian fangirl, I LOVE this job. Time, around the Revolutions International Theatre Festival, is dicey. While the festival itself is precisely orchestrated opportunities for whimsy, this section—the planning, deadline-meeting, coordinating-and-plane-ticket-purchasing section—is necessarily inflexible across eight time zones and the three weeks of the year most businesses are closed. One can kindly say this presents a few c…

Self-Employed Happy Hour Podcast: Revolutions International Theater Festival

Self-Employed Happy Hour Podcast: Revolutions International Theater Festival

…his week with a bang: with the organizers of the Revolutions International Theater Festival which just opened its three-week run in Albuquerque. Hannah Kauffmann, Erin Phillips and Shastyn Friedman of Tricklock Company took time out of their crazy busy schedules to come into the Pyragraph studio to talk about the insanity of pulling off an event of this magnitude, including all the normal complex logistics of a multi-venue festival PLUS the added…

Burning Questions for Melissa Perales of Torstraßen Festival
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Burning Questions for Melissa Perales of Torstraßen Festival

…the neighborhood community. For fun we call it partycipate! <<<Torstraßen Festival is a music festival in our neighborhood and we invite you, people, stores, restaurants, bars, cafés, galleries, launderettes, copy-shops, hotels and offices of Torstraße and beyond to take the festival day as an opportunity to make something happen yourself. Throw a party, open an exhibition or serve a Torstraße menu! >>> We also choose new partners each year who m…

Testing Space for New Music: Six Years of the Gatas y Vatas Festival

Testing Space for New Music: Six Years of the Gatas y Vatas Festival

…dest dreams for their own sets (most of the organizers also perform at the festival). During that time, there’s a lot of taking stock, and figuring out how the festival fits culturally into Albuquerque or the host cities (this year’s main showcase is in Seattle, with accompanying shows in Albuquerque and Oakland). Once things start ramping up there’s coordinating with a volunteer team, launching a crowdfunding campaign, building online channels an…

Burning Questions for Hannah Kauffmann of Tricklock Company

Burning Questions for Hannah Kauffmann of Tricklock Company

…s Co-Artistic Director of Tricklock Company and Co-Curator/Producer of the Revolutions Festival. I met Tricklock when I was 18, my first year in college at UNM. I remember seeing Billy the Kid for the first time and thinking that I just had never known that’s what theatre could look like. I was hooked immediately. I started volunteering for the company whenever I could, sweeping change at the Lounge, selling T-Shirts during the festival, training…

Why Filmmakers Should Learn to Love the Theater

Why Filmmakers Should Learn to Love the Theater

…n the process is crucial, and I think you can only really get that through theater. 2. Good theater-trained actors can handle dialogue. LOTS of dialogue. For someone like me, who can pretty fairly be described as “self-indulgent” as a writer, this is crucial. 3. Good theater-trained actors tend to work harder. This isn’t always true, except, yeah, it’s pretty much true. 4. Many film-only actors want to be movie stars more than they want to act. No…

The Insanity of Organizing an Arts Festival: A Primer
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The Insanity of Organizing an Arts Festival: A Primer

…st, assured. If there is a need, and if there’s a need for your particular festival, then get ready; festival planning involves more moving parts than an orgy on a merry-go-round. To help you keep all those moving parts properly lubed, find yourself a team of co-conspirators, those pedestal-people in your town with as much shrewdness as idealism. Then get them drunk, tell them you want their help planning an arts festival, and get them to sign an…