Peñasco Theatre Collective
Inspiring Connections Through Creative Discoveries
15046 St Rd 75
Peñasco NM, 87553
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The Peñasco Theatre Collective, based out of the historic Peñasco Theatre, runs arts and social justice programming in the Peñasco, Espanola, Taos, and surrounding communities north of Santa Fe. Established in 2000, it is a project of nonprofit organizations Wise Fool New Mexico and Art for the Heart.
Peñasco, New Mexico is a beautiful small rural mountain town, population 700. The majority of its residents are Native and Hispano peoples whose families have lived and farmed here for generations.
Peñasco Theatre Collective’s low- or no-cost programming, including workshops, performances, projects in regional schools, and community events, provides the local community with opportunities to experience and participate in the creative process. A variety of artistic mediums are taught and performed, including aerials (trapeze, rope, hoop, fabric), physical theatre (clowning, juggling, acrobalance), poetry, visual art (painting, puppet-making, fabric arts), and dance (flamenco, hip-hop and other movement-based disciplines).
Utilizing the arts, our professional artist/teachers collaborate with young people to create unique opportunities for self-discovery, physical development, personal and collective empowerment, youth visibility and inter-generational connection. The theatre was built as a community gathering place in 1940, and we are carrying on the tradition.
The scenic drive to Penasco from Santa Fe, Taos, or surrounding areas leads to a unique eat-and-play experience at the Penasco Theatre and Sugar Nymphs Bistro!
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The Penasco Theatre Collective relies on the support of individuals like you to keep our programming alive. We invite you to become a part of our important work by making a donation today.
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