Community Engagement

Out and About in Our Community

Wise Fool giant puppets with the mayor of Santa Fe.

By making stiltwalkers, giant puppets, and entertainers available for community events and activist efforts, Wise Fool helps to increase the visibility of local organizations working to improve our community. Wise Fool carries on the long tradition of using spectacle and street theatre to raise awareness, attract media coverage, and heighten audience engagement in social and activist efforts, as historically utilized by other companies including Bread and Puppet Theater, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, and Wise Fool Community Arts in California.

Ignite

Photo by Kate Russell.

An annual springtime program of Wise Fool since 2010, Ignite provides an opportunity for individuals, families, and organizations to create giant puppetry and street art that responds to our world.

Circus Comes to School

Circus Comes to School at EJ Martinez

Circus Comes to School, our in-school program, partners with teachers through arts, PE, and dance pathways to reach a broad section of at-risk and underserved youth in Northern New Mexico.

Partnership with Peñasco Theatre Collective

Photo by Kate Russell.

Wise Fool New Mexico and the Peñasco Theatre Collective are happy to announce a new phase in their artistic journey. Over the past 15 years, under the organizational title of Wise Fool New Mexico, collaborating artists and performers have been working at the Peñasco Theatre, in the Santa Fe studio, and in programs and performances both nationally and internationally.  Diverse artists and collaborators have come together to create the visions and scope of both Wise Fool New Mexico and the Peñasco Theatre Collective, each with their specific strengths and interwoven histories.

 

Links to Partner Organizations

Theatre Santa Fe

Past Community Projects

Youth from Miami project.