Working Classroom announces its fall play ¡Bocón! by Lisa Loomer and directed by Rebeca Mayorga. ¡Bocón! is a bilingual fable filled with humor, magical realism & song.

This year’s show will premier at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 7, 2014 at The Paul Carpenter y Salazar Theater at 423 Atlantic SW in Albuquerque, with a total of 6 performances. The closing performance will be at 3pm on Sunday, November 16, 2014.

This timely one-act tells the story of 12-year-old Miguel who flees a repressive Central American military regime for a new life in Los Angeles. Along the way he meets up with an unusual traveling companion, La Llorona, the legendary "Weeping Woman" of Mexican and Central American mythology. La Llorona tells Miguel, “You must find your voice! Porque…who can live without a voice in this world? Without a voice, you have no story…no one knows where you come from, why you are here…without your voice, you disappear!”

Through their magical friendship, Miguel finds his voice and the courage to cross the border to a new life. Miguel's story is relevant to immigrant children from all parts of the world … and to any child who is learning the many meanings of finding one's own "voice.”

  • November 7th @ 7:00 pm: Opening Night Bocadillos n' Brew beginning @ 6:00 pm. $25
  • November 8th @ 7:00 pm: $10
  • November 9th @ 3:00 pm: Talkbacks with the director, actors and community members who work with immigrant families. $10
  • November 14th @ 7:00 pm: Youth Night, hosted by SouthWest Organizing Project. $10
  • November 15th @ 7:00 pm: Burgers n Brew beginning at 6:00 pm. $25
  • November 16th @ 3:00 pm: Final Performance. $10

  • To purchase tickets call 505.242.9267 or click below.

    Day of the Dead

    Historias Inocentes / Innocent Stories: altars to victims of hate and senseless acts of violence.

    On Saturday, November 1st, Working Classroom hosts its annual contemporary Día de Los Muertos celebration and fundraiser featuring stunning contemporary altar installations created by Working Classroom artists with lead artist, Working Classroom’s visual art program director, Rosalie López.

    This year, Working Classroom honors the altar tradition through the visual language of papel picado, screen-printing and commemorative imagery, in a dynamic contemporary installation honoring the lives recently lost to hate and senseless acts of violence.

    OneBeat musicians will perform live music inspired by the installation.

    Come support our talented artists in creativity and commemoration. Opening reception: Saturday, November 1st, 2014 from 3:30 – 7:30 pm, 102 Gold Avenue SW.

    VIP preview from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. VIP $10, friends $5, tickets available online & at the door.

    Admission includes live music, tamales and traditional Mexican refreshments.
    Schedule of events:
  • 3:30-4:30 pm: VIP and donor preview
  • 4:30-5:00 pm: Friends reception with live music by OneBeat musicians inspired by WC artwork
  • 5:00-6:00 pm: Fiesta and artist tours
  • 6:00-7:30 pm: Fiesta and live screen-printing

  • 100% of proceeds benefit Working Classroom’s rigorous art & college prep program for low-income students.

    Thank you, exhibition sponsors: The Historic District Improvement Company and Los Altos Ranch Market.

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    Working Classroom is a multi-ethnic, inter-generational community of student & professional artists, writers, actors and directors with a conscious commitment to supporting new and diverse voices and visions in the arts. The underrepresentation and caricature of historically ignored communities hampers our understanding of who we are as a nation, how we interpret our past and contemplate our future. We contribute to a more nuanced understanding of American identity by training aspiring artists and actors from historically ignored communities and creating art and theater by, for and about these communities. Learn more about us


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