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Regional Theater of the Week: Fusion Theatre Company in Albuquerque, NM

By: May. 01, 2013
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Existing user? Just click login., the largest theatre site on the Internet, is excited to announce a new feature to its comprehensive regional coverage - the Featured Regional Theater of the Week! Each week, BWW will introduce its readers to a regional theater located in one of our (over 130!) coverage cities. By exploring these different venues, their history and showcasing the production seasons, BWW continues its commitment to expand our presence in communities and cities across the United States.

This Week's Featured Regional Theater: Fusion Theatre Company in Albuquerque, NM

Since its founding in 2001, FUSION Theatre Company remains New Mexico's only Actors' Equity theatre. Albuquerque in particular is blessed with seemingly more theatres per capita than any other US city, some of which now have ticket prices like FUSION's, prompting many people to ask us what being Equity means and why that is important to this city and state.

FUSION is a vital asset to professional local actors, all of whom have worked around the country and have chosen to make their homes in New Mexico, where they pay taxes, raise children and support our quality of life in a myriad of ways, both mundane and unique. Additionally, each season, FUSION engages several dynamic out-of-town professionals to supplement the considerable talent available here.

FUSION is dedicated to providing increasing opportunities for professionals. In accord with their mission and the national recognition they received this year from the American Theater Wing (producers of the annual Tony awards) as one of a handful of "Emerging American Theaters," they recognize the limitations their lovely but small home, The Cell, places on their economic growth toward regional status. Their patrons have noted the moves they're making to break through that limitation: they've been expanding offerings in Santa Fe and this year, they're producing shows at the Kimo and Lensic Theaters.

FUSION incites, celebrates, and inspires community through the art of story telling. They are dedicated to professional excellence, the awakening of a new audience, and the inspiration of our children, the genesis of the future.

FUSION Theatre Company and The Cell are proud members of the Albuquerque Downtown Action Team. This important business organization is at the forefront of revitalizing the historic and lively heart of our city. DAT 's Mission: To creatively plan, manage and develop Downtown Albuquerque to become the best mid-sized Downtown in the USA. We encourage you to support this terrific group. To find out more, please visit their web site.

The current produciton is HUMBLE BOY by Charlotte Jones, now playing through May 11, 2013. Next up is The Seven, Eighth Annual New Works Festival - One of the nation's premiere new works festivals! June 6-9 & 13-16, 2013; Gala Opening: Thurs., June 6, 7pm. The Seven, the 6th annual New Works Festival from FUSION Theatre Company, featured seven short plays from around the country. This year's theme, "Tangled Webs," provided the audience with complex, often ironic, psychological dramas. Short one-acts, ten to fifteen minutes long, are hard to write and sometimes hard to watch, as a bevy of characters, plots, styles and themes burst one after another-the whole is not always greater than the sum of the parts. I'm happy to say that this year's festival was thoroughly enjoyable, often brilliant, theatre. Fusion@The Cell did a fine job of creating an organic production that delved into our collective American psyche, past and present.

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