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Santa Fe Classic Theater

Santa Fe Classic Theater is dedicated to presenting works of classic playwrights, from Sophocles to Shakespeare to Shaw.

We are proud to produce Shakespeare in the Garden, an annual outdoor production at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. 

About Santa Fe Classic Theater

Santa Fe Classic Theater is a non-profit theater company whose mission is to present and promote the works of classic playwrights, from Sophocles to Shakespeare to Shaw, for multi-cultural audiences in New Mexico. Santa Fe Classic Theater is a professional company committed to the highest standards of excellence in theater. Santa Fe Classic Theater is proud to produce Shakespeare in the Garden at Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

Board of Directors

Kelly Kiernan, President
Patrick Briggs, Vice President
Jennifer Graves, Treasurer
Zoe Burke, Secretary


Suzanne Burstall Cross
Juli King
Lynn Roylance
Lindsay Taylor

History

Perhaps “the Scottish Play” isn’t so bad. After a successful production of Macbeth at the Santa Fe Playhouse in 2015, Patrick Briggs, Kelly Kiernan and Suzanne Burstall Cross met to brainstorm about launching a Shakespearean theater company in Santa Fe. The trio recruited Jennifer and Michael Graves and Lynn and Ann Roylance to form Santa Fe Classic Theater. 

 

However, after founding member Michael Graves passed away after battling cancer, a true launch was put on hold until 2019, when the team was approached by Santa Fe Botanical Garden to produce the annual Shakespeare in the Garden event. Their inaugural production of Romeo & Juliet opened in May 2019 to sold out audiences. Their sophomore production Seven Ages of Woman opened later that fall.