Wise Fool hosting Community Conversation

Wise Fool hosting Community Conversation

The Edge of Equity: Community Conversations about Development without Displacement

Santa Fe is facing a housing and equity crisis. Our high cost of living is forcing many people to move farther to the outskirts of the city, often to areas that lack essential services and amenities. This can lead to car dependence, contributing to climate change and perpetuating a cycle of poverty. As Santa Fe continues along this path, we're becoming increasingly segregated and divided, leaving many Santa Feans feeling we must choose between disinvestment and displacement.
Santa Fe is better than that!
Join us for community conversations every other Tuesday starting in January to explore the roots of these problems and find solutions together.

 

Wise Fool New Mexico is collaborating with Chainbreaker Collective and other local organizations to bring this critical discussion to our community. Conversations on Santa Fe's housing and equity crisis and how to create development without displacement will be held every other Tuesday, starting January 9th with Health Without Displacement.

 

Community Conversation Dates:

Health Without Displacement

Tuesday, January 9

Santa Fe Community Foundation, 501 Halona St.

 

Education Without Displacement

Tuesday, January 23

Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd

 

Art Without Displacement

Tuesday, February 6

Wise Fool New Mexico, 1131 Siler Rd. Suite B

 

Investment Without Displacement

Tuesday, February 20

Jean Cocteau, 418 Montezuma Ave

New Years Eve Weekend: Wise Fool’s Holiday Circus Cabaret!

New Years Eve Weekend: Wise Fool’s Holiday Circus Cabaret!

Holiday Cabaret at Wise Fool's studio: 1131-B Siler Road, Santa Fe, NM

Showtimes: Saturday, December 30th at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Sunday, December 31st at 4:00 pm

Admission: Adults $20, Kids (12 and under) $5, Sliding scale starting at $10

Enter the magical world of Wise Fool with your family this holiday season. If you missed the wonders and joy of our annual Circus Luminous this year, or if you just can't get enough, here's another chance to delve into the delights of circus with Wise Fool!

Wise Fool's annual Holiday Circus Cabaret is suitable for all ages. Performance includes trapeze, aerial fabric, puppetry, acrobatics and clown acts created by Wise Fool's own teachers, students, and performers.

ABOUT WISE FOOL:

Wise Fool New Mexico is a nonprofit theatre arts project created and staffed by local women artists with a passion for creating the world we envision through the arts. It is Wise Fool’s mission to ignite imagination, build community, and promote social justice through performances and hands-on experiences in the arts of circus, puppetry, and theatre.

Wise Fool New Mexico: "Changing Lives One Circus at a Time!"

Wise Fool New Mexico is hiring!

Wise Fool New Mexico is hiring!

We are hiring an Office Coordinator and a Youth Outreach Coordinator. Positions may be combined or applied individually. Applications accepted until Thursday, January 4th, 2018. Position start date is February 1, 2018 or when filled.

TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume including all relevant work experience, technical and computer skills to Managing Director, mdirector@wisefoolnm.org

Wise Fool presents Circus Luminous!

Wise Fool presents Circus Luminous!

Circus Luminous, Wise Fool’s annual production, is hitting the stage on Thanksgiving weekend! Featuring many Wise Fool teachers and past performers, this is a family show not to be missed.

Friday, November 24th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 25th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 26th at 4:00 pm

Tickets available online at the Lensic box office or visit the Lensic theater at 211 W. San Francisco Street in Santa Fe, NM

PHONE-A-THON UPDATES: Answer the Call to Lift Up Wise Fool!

PHONE-A-THON UPDATES: Answer the Call to Lift Up Wise Fool!

On Tuesday, October 17th, you will have the power to lift Wise Fool up and take our work to the next level.

Morris, our Head Clown, is hosting our first ever Phone-A-Thon, and we have a $10,000 match from a generous donor!

This means that if you answer our call and donate, even $5, every dollar you donate will be matched by another dollar from a donor who wants to see our community show up for Wise Fool, the way that Wise Fool shows up for our community.

And, it’s going to be fun! We’ll be on Facebook Live doing tricks for each donation.

Our Teen Troupe members, teachers, Board Members and other friends will be calling folks from 5 – 7pm. Will you answer our call?

If every student or family who’s taken a class at Wise Fool this year can donate even $10-$20, we’ll meet our whole match. No amount is too small, but each donation sends a message to our larger donors that Wise Fool matters to the community it serves.

Your support will help Wise Fool continue to provide all the awesome programs and shows that empower individuals and strengthen our community.

Wise Fool Phone-A-Thon: Heads up! Morris the Clown will be calling!

Wise Fool Phone-A-Thon: Heads up! Morris the Clown will be calling!

Wise Fool needs your help! On Tuesday, October 17th, you will have the power to lift Wise Fool up and take our work to the next level. Morris, our Head Clown, is hosting our FIRST EVER PHONE-A-THON! If you haven’t donated, you might get a call. Our board and friends will be in our studio making phone calls to ask you to contribute to our annual fundraiser.

Morris is getting ready! 

Wise Fool – Circus Luminous 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LET’S MAKE WISE FOOL THRIVE!

We want to continue gifting our community, students and you with circus arts classes, social justice arts programming, and our fun performances! And that takes a lot of time and resources. Your funds will directly contribute to making this possible!

No need to wait for Morris, please consider donating to our annual giving campaign today, so we can continue to connect and inspire our community.  Wise Fool New Mexico is a non-profit organization, so 100% of your donation is tax deductible.

Our Annual Giving Campaign, Lift Up Wise Fool!

Our Annual Giving Campaign, Lift Up Wise Fool!
Wise Fool - Circus Luminous 2016

Lift Up Wise Fool, Lift Up Families

Can we count on your support?

At Wise Fool New Mexico "We Lift Each Other Up"...on our shoulders, in the air, in strength and spirit, and in so many other ways! Read Oriana's Story about how Wise Fool lifts up her family and community. Now is the time to lift Wise Fool up with your support, please consider a contribution today!

Oriana's Story

"The experiences of myself and my five children at Wise Fool have been unique--there are so many ways to be involved. My boys began as students and I was a parent volunteer, then I got involved as a student too.  As we developed skills, we moved into performing, working as educators, and even into sound, lighting, and makeup. There is so much room for growth, for learning, for pushing boundaries and exploring new territories: that’s what keeps the experience fresh and makes it a joy.

I can’t overstate the importance of this community as a space in the world where we can be unapologetically ourselves. Wise Fool creates a space that every human being seeks but is very hard to find.  It’s a dream for a single mother to have a safe space where the whole family can be together. Coming through these doors, you can find that space."

- Oriana Lee, Wise Fool Teaching Artist

 

Help Wise Fool New Mexico Soar!

Our workshops and performances bring folks together across generations, cultures, and identities. We aspire to help folks raise their voices and shine an imaginative circus light on our humanity, connecting people in both struggle and celebration.

Most importantly, Wise Fool is a great place for families to grow and play together. Everyone can be part of our circus family!

Please join Wise Fool’s efforts today with a contribution that will lift up our community! Your support will help us reach our annual campaign goal of $35,000.

Be a Steady Base! With a recurring monthly donation, you'll lift up our circus family with the greatest impact. 
Wise Fool New Mexico is a non-profit organization, so 100% of your donation is tax deductible.

Click on the link to donate now:http://wisefoolnewmexico.org/about/donate/

IGNITE! Join in our free puppet build and performance!

IGNITE! Join in our free puppet build and performance!

How can YOU be a part of IGNITE! Giant Puppet Workshops, Procession and Performance?

There are so many ways to join Wise Fool in making puppets, and creating a short but mighty performance! It’s fun and easy to participate for all ages… paint a prop,  carry a bird or a banner.  make some noise!

September 9 –Free Community Puppet Build -12noon to 3pm at MAKE Santa Fe

2879 All Trades Rd – (just 2 blocks from Wise Fool Studio!) – come by for part or all to check out MAKE and build and paint your own bird puppet!

September 16 – Giant Puppet Pageant Rehearsal – 11am to 1pm at Wise Fool Studio

Even if you didn’t make something yourself YOU can come to this rehearsal to learn to bring a puppet, banner or character to life in our “short but mighty” show in the Railyard park!

September 17 – Parade and Perform at the AHA Festival in the Railyard – gather at 1pm – Wear a Puppet, Stiltwalk, or Carry a Banner in the Procession through the festival and then join in the pageant performance in the Railyard Park too!

Wise Fool returns from American Youth Circus Fest!

Wise Fool returns from American Youth Circus Fest!

We just returned from an incredible adventure bringing 8 Wise Fool teens, along with directors Ilana and Amy, to Trenton NJ to participate in the AYCO (American Youth Circus Organization) biannual youth circus festival. The festival was chock full of opportunities to connect with youth and coaches from all over the US who train, perform, and generally love circus! Wise Fool’s teen troupe members spent four days attending workshops, sharing skills and stories with new friends, and performing in the youth circus showcase! It was our first time bringing our youth to this nationwide event and we were so proud of them all for being great representatives of Wise Fool and New Mexico!! Thanks to the families, staff, youth and everyone who helped support this experience. We know it was a major positive life experience for our youth because we’ve already heard them making plans for the next AYCO festival in 2019!

Join IGNITE! Street Theater Arts Intensive

Join IGNITE! Street Theater Arts Intensive

Wise Fool New Mexico is excited to offer our first ever IGNITE! street theater arts intensive workshop for adults and teens from August 27 to September 9th, 2017 on weeknights and Saturday afternoons. 

 

In this two-week workshop, participants will learn how to build giant puppets, stilt-walk, design and paint banners and other large scale visuals. We'll also explore storyboarding, choreographic pageantry and characters for outdoor spectacles, demonstrations and community events. IGNITE! will also include two public community puppet builds and will culminate in a procession and performance at the AHA Festival of Progressive Arts on the weekend of September 16 and 17.

 

The program is open to adults and teens (14+). Absolutely no experience necessary! Click the button above to register. You will need to login or create an account to register. Space is limited,  so sign up early to reserve your spot!

Cost of the program is $350, tuition and payment plans are available. Click the button above to apply for tuition assistance or apply a payment plan.  

SPECIAL OFFER!!

Register now...Sign-up with a friend and save $50 each! For more info about redeeming special offer contact mail@wisefoolnm.org

 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 
Sunday, August 27th - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday nights 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturdays, September 2nd and 9th - 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
PLUS: Saturday, September 16th -  final public build and rehearsal
Sunday, September 17th - procession and performance at AHA Festival
Wise Fool is proud to offer IGNITE! in collaboration with the AHA Festival of Progressive Arts and MAKE Space Santa Fe. This project is brought to the Railyard Park and Plaza due to the partnership with the Railyard Art Project, a program of the Railyard Park Conservancy.
IGNITE is funded in part by City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax; Frost Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works;  New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts; Just Woke Up Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation and our private and business sponsors.