Monday, January 26, 2015

THE RITUAL OF STORY ON-STAGE - Theatre Without Borders/Revolutions International Theatre Festival Symposium - January 29-February 1, Albuquerque, NM


Thursday, January 29 – Sunday, February 1, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Artists from around the world will converge in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to connect, exchange ideas, and find inspiration during the last weekend of the Tricklock Company Revolutions International Theatre Festival. 

The Symposium will feature performances, workshops, panel discussions, and gatherings. The focus of this year’s symposium will be The Ritual of Story on Stage featuring a series of roundtable discussions around storytelling: How has the way we tell stories in theatre evolved over the last 20 years? How are we telling stories of nation, culture, and identity in today’s world of post-industrial societies? What is the impact of our stories?  

We will explore traditional and non-traditional styles and ideas of process and theatre’s unique capacity to explore the unspeakable and unspoken. Along with these discussions and workshops will be the opportunity to see some of the most exciting world theatre happening today.

Click HERE for the final program.
*Program subject to change.

For more information and a full schedule of symposium events, please contact symposium coordinator Elsa Menendez at

The Revolutions International Theatre Festival is co-sponsored by The University of New Mexico and The National Hispanic Cultural Center.

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About Theatre Without Borders
Theatre Without Borders (TWB) is an informal, volunteer, virtual community that shares information and builds connections between individuals and institutions interested in international theatre exchange.

History: TWB began its evolution in November 2003 when American theatre director Roberta Levitow returned to the U.S. from a Fulbright Senior Specialist residency at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Following attendance at the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre and theatre workshops in East Africa and Poland, she was searching for artists, theatres and organizations in the US that shared her interest in international exchange. 

Mission & Vision: TWB was born out of a need to connect artists around the world. TWB advocates for theatre artists who see themselves as members of a global community, as well as citizens of their respective nations and cultures. 

Seed & Grow: We plant seeds and watch the plants grow and develop, thanks to our many partners. We engage in projects where the enthusiasm, insight, knowledge, skill and commitment of TWB artists is leading to significant progress supporting international theatre exchange. 

About Tricklock Company and [The Revolutions International Theatre Festival
Founded in 1993, Tricklock Company, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a theatre ensemble whose mission is to create, tour, and produce theatrical work, and to foster international exchange and artistic development.
Tricklock Company believes that theatre is a vital tool for examining the human experience and intrinsic to the evolution of world culture. Tricklock Company is the theatre-in-residence at The University of New Mexico, managers of the Tricklock Performance Laboratory in downtown Albuquerque, and the producers of The Revolutions International Theatre Festival.

For three weeks every January, Tricklock produces The Revolutions International Theatre Festival. Hosting artists from around the globe, the festival includes performances, workshops, discussions, dinners, and community gatherings with a mission of connecting people through the art of theatre. Tricklock believes that the exposure to world theatre and culture increases mutual understanding, inspires communities, and empowers people to improve the overall quality of life for all people. The festival began in 2001 and has produced companies from Argentina, Ireland, Spain, England, Norway, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Mexico, Italy, Israel, Thailand, Ukraine, Serbia, Russia, Armenia, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Canada, and the US. 

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