Blackout Theatre Company Presents:

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Featuring Theatre 3, The Classless Chaps, The Gas Gallon Group, LatinX, and The Arden Gardeners

Hosted by Stephen Armijo 

Welcome to the 24/7! Well, this year it's a 24/6, with familiar favorites and exciting new teams. 

 

At 7:00 last night, teams convened for the first time. Each team arrived with a prop for another team to use, and one rule that all plays must incorporate. At 8:00, teams were released to brainstorm, write, direct, rehearse, and design the plays that you are about to see!

The Lineup

The Days of Champagne............Theatre 3

Bee Game...............The Arden Gardeners

lighthouse.darkroom........................LatinX

Dog Day Afternoon Delight..........The Classless Chaps

Puppetopolis Town........Blackout Theatre

The Big Day............The Gas Gallon Group

The Rules

1. Someone must sing or speak two lines from a popular song

2. Someone must occasionally stand on one foot

3. It's dark 

4. At some point, someone has to "deal with a bee"

5. One character may only speak lines from a book 

6. The play must include a product placement  

The Props

an axe

amish salt and pepper shakers

a dog hat

rope

a gas can

a lantern

The Playbill

The Days of Champagne 

by Jenny Hoffman and Michelle Lawson-Hughes

Directed by Michelle Lawson-Hughes

Ghost Light 1...........................Rachel Sedillo

Ghost Light 2......Gabriela Manzano Vizcarra

Ghost Light 3..................................Lee Megill

*content warning: references to suicide

Theatre 3 is a collective of artists and UNM alumni who just love doing theatre together! We love sharing stories whether through plays or over memory-inducing meals during our Kitchen Theatre. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram for information on upcoming productions.

Bee Game 

Written by The Arden Gardeners 

Directed by Bridget S. Dunne 

Fight Choreography by Tait Alexander 

B..................................................Gabriel Mora

Harry Potter Fan .......................Versai Knight 

Gardening Person........................April Powell

The White Guy.........................Tait Alexander

Assistant to Mr. Busk...........Bridget S. Dunne

The Arden Gardeners met performing in As You Like It with the New Mexico Shakespeare Festival. They liked each other so much they still hang out, play D&D, and are now creating more art! You can see Gabriel next in Peter and The Starcatcher with Hold The Applause, and Versai in The Dresser with West End Productions!

lighthouse.darkroom

by Barney Lopez 

Juan Ynés/Lighthouse/​Darkroom...Isaac Carrillo

Miriam/The Child......Maria Teresa Herrera

See Isaac's work in Almost, Maine with Rio Rancho Players, and Barney as host of the upcoming holiday special Tom Waits for Christmas, Vol. 8!

Dog Day Afternoon Delight

by The Classless Chaps

Narrator/Karen..................Steve Blacksmith

McMittens/Snarls Barkley........................Lex

McPaws the Issue Solver............Kasai Usagi

Clifford..........................Sheldon Blackhorse

Bumble................................Dominic Deems

The Classless Chaps' mission is to find love and extend our reach to the stars above. Find out information on upcoming shows on our website.

Puppetopolis Town

by Hailey Tolleson and JD Otsuka

Directed by Lila Martinez

Edmund/Alfie.......................Bradd Howard

Zylo/Sonya...............................Lila Martinez

PA........................................Stephen Armijo

Blackout Theatre's mission is to engage and ignite community by sharing New Mexican stories on stage and screen. On Nov. 27 is a workshop reading of Bodas, a new play by Leonard Madrid; check for updates on Facebook, Instagram, and here!

The Big Day

improvised by The Gas Gallon Group

The Company: Gavin Barrera, Gerome Olona, and Jonathan Whitney

Gerome can be seen doing longform improv with his team Jace Spam, which has a monthly online show with Highwire Improv. The next show is December 8th at 5pm MST and can be viewed here or on Highwire's Youtube page.

Production Staff

Emcee.................................Stephen Armijo 

Board Op...........................Leonard Madrid 

Deck Manager..........................Lila Martinez

Box Office............JD Otsuka & CT Graham

Publicity Manager.............Steve Blacksmith

Collaborator Liaison............Hailey Tolleson

Blackout Theatre: Leonard Madrid, Barney Lopez, Lila Martinez, Stephen Armijo, Andee Schray, Caroline Toby Graham, Hailey Tolleson, JD Otsuka, Steve Blacksmith, Ericka Olvera (member-at-large) 

Sponsors & Special Thanks

North Fourth Art Center

Arts Hub

The City of Albuquerque

Danielle, Jeff, Shannon, & Marj