Summer Wheels Festival!

Summer Wheels Festival!

Join us at Wise Fool Studio on June 24th from 4:30 to 7:15pm as part of the Summer Wheels Festival!

Free Circus Shows every hour & "Try It Yourself" Circus Open House.

PLUS: Frito Pie and Bake Sale to raise funds for the Wise Fool Teens to attend the first National Social Circus Exchange in Chicago this August!!

Join us for dazzling circus spectacle outdoors in the parking lot and inside our studio!

Try your hand at circus skills like unicycling and juggling taught by our teens and professional coaches!

All activities FREE for all ages

Click HERE for more information about the full event.

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Wise Fool is Hiring!

Wise Fool is Hiring!

Wise Fool is looking for a few folks to join our crew! Are you passionate about Wise Fool's social justice mission and do you have skills in Communications (including promotions, press, and marketing), Social Media, Fundraising, Human Resources, Office Admin, Technical Direction, and/or Studio/Facilities & Operations management? If so, please send a letter of interest and resume to mdirector@wisefoolnm.org. Wondering why there's no job description? Wise Fool is creating a team-based, strength-based approach to our administrative staffing. Available positions are likely to be part-time.

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BUST! 2018 Performances

BUST! 2018 Performances

Performances by the incredibly talented and dedicated students of the 2018 BUST! circus intensive.

 

BUST! circus performance smashes social barriers while strengthening community! Incredibly dedicated students support each other to new heights of physical and emotional expression through circus arts and transformative storytelling. Come explore notions of strength and watch performers re-envision the world around us and the ways we make art. BUST! students perform partner acrobalance, trapeze, aerial fabric, stilt-walking, clowning, and physical theater! Inspiring us all to overcome our fears, take on individual and societal challenges, and to let our vulnerable, strong, expressive selves shine.

 

Dates:
Friday, July 6th at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 7th, shows at 2pm and 7:30pm

 

Location:
Wise Fool New Mexico
1131-B Siler Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87507

 

Admission:
Adults (Sliding Scale) : $10-$15
Youth (under 12) : $5

Tickets available HERE

 

May contain some adult content.

 

Since 2002, every year we have amazing folks explore circus disciplines in a 7-week intensive workshop. Women, trans*, and gender nonconforming folks of ages 16+ join together to challenge themselves and support each other. Many participants may come to this program with little or no experience in circus or performance, and they work together to create powerful, awe-inspiring, and often hilarious acts that express their own unique, embodied voices.

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Wise Fool is Juggling a lot!

Wise Fool is Juggling a lot!
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Have you ever wanted to learn how to juggle? Of course you have! Now is your chance.

 

To show our appreciation to our community for your amazing support (we are past the halfway point in our $7,500 matching grant fundraiser!!), we will be hosting a special Facebook Live Intro to Juggling tutorial!

 

Tune in Thursday, June 14th at 7:00pm for a 15 minute juggling class that will get you started throwing and then catching and then throwing again more objects than you have hands . . . that's juggling! So grab your computer and three non-breakable objects that fit in your hands (examples include tennis balls or sturdy oranges) and join in!

 

Click HERE to join out juggling Facebook event!

 

Why juggling? Well, Wise Fool is juggling a lot!

 

We’ve grown so much in the past few years, and have stepped up to meet the community demand for our exciting programs. Now a wonderful donor has stepped up with a $7,500 matching grant. Donate now and your gift will be doubled!

 

Your contribution helps us continue to strengthen and lift up our community through circus, puppetry, theater and powerful programming. Thank you!

 

Click HERE to donate today!

 

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Want to learn more juggling? Come to juggling class at Wise Fool, Tuesday evening at 5:30pm.

What if Serving on a Non-Profit Board was a Radical Experience?

What if Serving on a Non-Profit Board was a Radical Experience?

The Wise Fool Board of Directors is doing something radical: working to dismantle racist structures from the inside out.

Wise Fool’s roots are as a street theatre collective, and its mission is rooted in social justice. But as organizations “grow up”, they face many structural pressures to operate within the dominant American culture that perpetuates inequity. We are pushing back against these pressures because we want to ensure that our ways of working together are true to our mission, and we want our board to build diverse community just as much as our programs do.

At its start, Wise Fool’s Board was a reflection of its social justice mission–centering voices of women, indigenous, and queer people. The current board is determined to rebuild this diversity by including an equal number of POC voices as we grow. Statistics gathered by BoardSource show us that diversity percentages in US boards haven’t changed in over two decades: boards were 86% white in 1994 and 84% white in 2016. These statistics are appalling and addressing board diversity is a critical issue that Wise Fool takes seriously.

Last October, our board members participated in a retreat on Dismantling White Supremacy Culture to look at racial justice within the structural makeup of the organization. We are defining ways to become more aware, accessible, and create a more welcoming space for anyone who would be interested in serving as a board member. We are dedicating every other board meeting to addressing racial justice within the organization and are looking to the broader community in order to identify POC stakeholders and accountability partners who will guide and/or join us on this path.

The Board of Wise Fool has a challenging journey ahead. We know that by keeping our minds and hearts open with continued training, education, dialogue and our commitment to serve our community, we will grow and succeed. As a Board of Directors, we seek to be rooted in social justice, and as diverse as the community that Wise Fool serves.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Board of Directors of Wise Fool New Mexico, or supporting us on this journey, please contact Wise Fool at mdirector@wisefoolnm.org

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.

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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.