Rainbow Studio Theater Est. 2011
RST is in its fifth year as the only African American theater troupe in New Mexico. The theater was born of a need to celebrate and preserve African American culture in New Mexico.
RST primary focus areas are to 1) create outlets for professional development for New Mexico artists; 2) create strong collaborations and invoke civic dialogue around subjects that are of interest globally and within the community; 3) nurture and support positive youth development and 4) create world-class productions that enhance the cultural quality of life in New Mexico.
Respect Yourself: 2015
Respect Yourself is a cabaret performance based on the Tunisian Proverb – “If you respect yourself, you will get it back. The show premiered at the African American Performing Arts Center during the 4th Annual New Mexico Black History Month Festival.
The Wiz: 2014
The WIZ is a musical written by Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown. The story is a retelling of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of African-American culture. The WIZ stage show was the flagship event of the 3rd Annual New Mexico Black History Month Festival.
Roots Revival: 2012 - 2014
Roots Revival is an original cabaret chronicling the history of African Americans in song, spoken word and dance featuring New Mexico’s A-list African American performers. The show ran for three years during the New Mexico Black History Month Festival at VSA North Fourth Art Center (2012), Popejoy Hall (2013), and the Lensic Theater (2014).
For Colored Girls: 2011
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf was written by Ntozake Shange in 1975. The RST performance of For Colored Girls premiered at VSA North Fourth Art Center in 2011.