A live, community outreach event.
The donation link will be LIVE until July 10, 2020! Help us support local Black organizations and artists!
Albuquerque Little Theatre would like to thank everyone who made this event possible. Thank you to all of our performers! Thank you to our production team and crew. Thank you to Kale Brown for trusting us with his vision, and working with us to make it real.
Before The Fourth
Remember the Third
Albuquerque Little Theatre
Executive & Artistic Director of Albuquerque Little Theatre
Stage Manager – Amy Mershawn
Sound Design – Lando Ruiz
Lighting Design – Joseph A. Wasson, Jr.
Technical Director – Thane Kenny
Community Outreach – Ronda Lewis
Photography – Jason Ponic Photography
Archival Photography – Jenni Hipolito
Additional Graphic Design – Verónica Baca
THANK YOU TO OUR
“It is the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important…
You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, There will be no result.”
Before we celebrate the Fourth of July, before the fireworks, cookouts and pool parties, as a pillar in the Albuquerque community we, as Albuquerque Little Theatre, have chosen to reflect on the history of this great nation; A history riddled with systematic oppression and modern-day imperialism.
On July 3, 2020, we will mold history by welcoming Black artists to perform and share their American experience, unencumbered by hate speech, fear, or suppression. In this endeavor, we will partner with community organizations who are presently engaged in dialogue and initiatives intended to incite a real change in our world.
Before the Fourth is an event conceived from the distress felt around the country, from the brutalization and disregard of Black People. For generations, marginalized individuals have fought for the right to exist in public spaces, including the theatre. As a result, scores of groups have formed to ensure that people of color receive a fair chance. As a 90-year-old organization, we present to you, a night devoted to these organizations and people. On this night we challenge you to actively listen to those voices that are too often silenced.
While providing a platform for creators of color, we will inspire our community to reach out and ask in earnest, “How can I help?” We will preface a day of celebration with an evening of introspection and action, honoring the fight that gives us reason to celebrate.
“…And no country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential… of half its citizens…”
In response to COVID-19, the Box Office will be closed until further notice:
GIFT CARDS ARE IN THE MAIL!
Thank you for your patience during this process. If you registered for gift cards, keep an eye out for them. They should be arriving in the next 2-3 weeks.
FUN FACT: Over 2,600 gift cards will be going out! That is enough gift cards/tickets to fill our theatre more than 6x over!
Thank you for your continued support of ALT! We look forward to seeing you soon!
“The Show Must Go On!” Since the 19th century this has been the rallying cry of producers, directors and performers across the country and around the world. The mantra reflects the theatre community’s commitment to persevere in the face of challenging circumstances and has been widely adopted by other industries as well.
Since 1930, Albuquerque Little Theatre has worked diligently to cultivate appreciation of the theatre arts through active participation in fully-staged productions, and to nurture aspiring talent through innovative educational programs.
The current Coronavirus crisis has presented circumstances that are unprecedented in our lifetime. Like most people around the world, we at ALT have been monitoring news outlets and government sites in order to stay apprised of the situation. Being a community organization, ALT has taken the below precautions in order to best protect our patrons, volunteers, and employees by following the recommendations of healthcare professionals, the CDC in the U.S., and the corresponding agencies in other countries.
On Thursday, March 12, 2020, Secretary of the State of New Mexico Department of Health, Kathyleen M. Kunkel made a public health order with the following language:
“I DIRECT that all Mass Gatherings are hereby prohibited under the powers and authority set forth in the New Mexico Public Health Act, and all regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.“
The definition provided by the public health order provided this definition: “Mass gathering” means any public or private gathering that brings together one hundred (100) or more individuals in a single room … such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, theaters, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space …”
Following the Public Health Order by Secretary of the State of New Mexico Department of Health, Kathyleen M. Kunkel in order to minimize exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Albuquerque Little Theatre has made the decision to cancel performances of Beauty and the Beast and The Odd Couple. The staff and Board of Directors of ALT feels that this decision to be proactive and cancel performances is a critical and responsible step towards helping to prevent the potential spread of this emergent public health situation.
If you have tickets for a current or upcoming ALT performance, please refrain from calling the Box Office as we are closed at this time. Instead, please use the registration systems below.
The safety and security of our patrons, volunteers, and employees is our highest priority.
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