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As of August, 2020, Tricklock Company will be shutting its doors. We hope it is not forever. However, we're not entirely sure right now what the overall company picture will look like in the future. 

Like all arts organizations in the United States, the COVID-19 global pandemic hit us hard. It also impacted us at the worst possible time. If the shutdown/shelter-in-place orders had happened after our Revolutions Festival, it's possible we could have weathered the intense challenge. However, losing so much of our income by not being able to complete the festival while still paying out most of the expenses of the festival was just too much. 

Tricklock Company has a few projects we are finishing up (check out Katie Farmin's Package Play, and Teatr BARAKAH's, I, Irina Sendler!) and then the Company will spend the rest of 2020 closing things out and managing the 2020 festival debt. We plan to take the holidays off and in January 2021 we'll begin looking at new possibilities.  If we come back it will likely be as a reimagined smaller scale entity. We are dedicated to Revolutions and our education programs, The Manoa Project and The Dely Project. We're hopeful that we will have some version of Revolutions in 2021. 

Perhaps the saddest part of all is that our beloved downtown space T-Lab will be closing at the end of this year. This is an undeniably heartbreaking part of this process for us. We know T-Lab has become a safe and loved home for many artists over the past 8 years. We know T-Lab has been your home too. We are devastated to lose the building, but we are all still connected in our hearts and in the work. 

We will still be raising funds, both to attempt to pay off the Revolutions debt, but also to support our future endeavors. At the end of the day, we are artists and we will never stop creating. However, we need some solid ground to stand on while we do that. It feels irresponsible to attempt to carry on with so much damage to our budget. We need to stop and ground ourselves so that we can move forward with love and strength. 

There is a lot of grief in this, but there is also a lot of hope. Our trajectory the last few years has been moving in a direction away from the traditional American theatre model (although Tricklock has never been very "traditional.") Like so many we are questioning the patriarchal, product-over-process, profit-over-people models. What are the new models we can work with and from? How can art make real change in the world? We are committed to being in creative service to radical change with radical love.    

Thank you for your support and collaboration for the last 27 years. We honor and celebrate the ways you, our community, have contributed to our creativity, our festival, our evolution over the years. We have benefitted so much from having our company live and grow in Albuquerque and we are so grateful. We would be more than happy to talk to any and all of you if you have questions. We're happy to speak transparently about our finances and ideas moving forward. Also, if you have suggestions for us, please don't hesitate to reach out. It's an intense time, so we may take some time to get back to you, but we'd be glad to connect.

We know the pandemic has had devastating impacts on so many people, families, and other organizations and we send our love and support to all. 

With much love, respect, and hope for the future,

Tricklock Company


“(Tricklock Company) from New Mexico USA concentrates not on
feeling but on passions…actors with great practice and courage…”
Kurier Lubelski , Lublin, Poland

Founded in 1993, Tricklock Company, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico,

is a theatre ensemble whose mission is to create, tour, produce theatrical work,

and to foster international exchange and artistic development.

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