Tricklock Theatre Company

Revolutions International Theatre Festival 2014

Main Events

Without Words

Macadames [France]
Macadames University of New Mexico Experimental Theater January 30th, 31st, 8pm A man. A woman. God or Life. Two large bags. Words that won’t come out. A white square. Two tooth-brushes. A bass clarinet. Two bunches of carrots. Words that won’t come out. A candle. Two handkerchiefs. A lipstick. A map of France. A loop station. A birthday. Clothes. A kiss. A dance. A meal. A gift. Words that won’t come out. An encounter. A trip. A quarrel. A separation. A dreary reunion. Death. Loosely based on Act Without Words II from Beckett, Without Words tells the story of a couple lulled by day to day existence and cowardice, who will live a lifetime without ever actually meeting. Through systematic acts and the fulfillment of a routine in a repetitive pattern, the beginning often finds itself at the end, even when life seems out of surprises. Without Words is the first creation of the company written specifically for theaters. Bouncing off the dreamlike quality of the location, it explores the space as a dream, a tragic absurdity and a field of paradoxes where laughter and tears collide, rattle and merge into "the unbearable lightness of being". Using elements of mime, clowning, acrobatics, object manipulation, theatre, music and dance, Macadâmes makes plays in which poetry rises from the mixing of genres. Macadâmes refers to their experience with the musicality of movement, the embodiment of sound, the chill of tragedy and the sentiment of love. Without Words is co-produced by Tricklock Company and Make Theatre of Minneapolis, MN. 

The Menu

Tricklock Company [Albuquerque, USA]

Tricklock Company Tricklock Performance Laboratory 110 Gold Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 January 29th, 8pm, January 31st, 10pm, & February 1st, 6pm  

When they first touched it was like falling

They burned a hole in air that was once stable

Made ragged by their need, their surprise

They’d landed lodged in the ground like a barrier reef

Its life released, a dog barked, children shrieked, a kiss.

Tricklock Company brings Jim Linnell’s passionate and provocative book of poetry, The Menu, to the stage. Why are we here? Where are the signs that make a life? Do we find happiness or are we taken? Is it promised us? Who will love without falter, tell the story? With a haunting original soundtrack, Tricklock takes you on a journey following a unique map of men, women, love, death and everything in between. Written by Jim Linnell Directed by Elsa Menendez Choreography by Jennifer Predock Linnell Music by Casey Mraz

fo n’ ale

Performance Project First Generation [Nepal/Haiti/Burundi/Tanzania/Puerto Rico/Ethiopia]
Performance Project First Generation National Hispanic Cultural Center Albuquerque Journal Theater 1701 4th St SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 January 25th, 6pm & January 26th, 2pm
All of us have moments in our lives when the impact of experience is crystalized, carried forward in time with such vividness that the past becomes present, and continues to live within us.  These moments sustain as fiercely guarded memories, sources of power, as they shape and nourish identity, infusing all that we carry with us into the future. 
fo n' ale (we must go in Haitian Creole), is a visual poem that embodies the melancholy of leaving. Seven travelers originating from around the world have left their homelands for different reasons but find themselves traveling the same path. A waking dreamscape in which past, present, and future are interchangeable. Memories infuse their dreams, and time obscures the shape of memories.
The seven co-authors and ensemble members originate from Nepal, Haiti, Burundi/Tanzania, Puerto Rico, Ethiopia and the United States.  fo n' ale incorporates movement, music, and eight languages: Kirundi, Nepali, Haitian Creole, Amharik, French, Spanish, and English.  
The ensemble members of  fo n' ale  are: Uwizeyimana Angelique, Iyawna Burnett, Benjamin “Bush” Christopher, Sosina Erkailo, Laeticia Israël, Veronica Israël, and Gita Koirala. 
The piece is directed by Julie Lichtenberg and Lesley Farlow, with lighting design by Sabrina Hamilton.  fo n' ale was developed in a rehearsal residency and first produced at the Ko Festival of Performance.
 

GOOD FOR YOU, ALBUQUERQUE

Lauren Weedman [NYC, USA]

Super Musician

Die Roten Punkte [Germany]
Die Roten Punkte University of New Mexico Experimental Theater January 17th, 18th, 8pm **** “White Stripes mated with Laurel and Hardy in the Black Forest." - Time Out, London Fresh from supporting Amanda Palmer at The Roxy in LA, the Prince and Princess of the Berlin Underground Indie rock and Europop scene are coming to REVOLUTIONS for the very first time! If you’re a fan of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say “Hallo!” to your new favorite band. Astrid and Otto are Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots). Orphaned as kids when Astrid was 12 and Otto was 9, the brother and sister duo found shelter in a Berlin squat and never rockin’ well looked back. WINNER Melbourne Green Room Awards for Cabaret 2008 WINNER Best Comedy Montreal & Victoria Fringe 2010 Green Room Awards nominees, Best Original Songs/Best Ensemble 2010 TOAST CABARET AWARD (Total Theatre-Time Out London), Edinburgh 2013 A Die Roten Punkte gig is a wild, rock ‘n’ roll cabaret ride, full of hilarious, truly catchy, and award winning pop songs, constantly interrupted by the squabbling of the dysfunctional siblings. Described as “a lipstick-smeared, tantrum-loving, sonic collision between the B52s, Kraftwerk and early Ramones,” Die Roten Punkte are truly one of a kind. Astrid’s avant-garde style and legendary antics inspire both reverence and fear, while Otto’s dynamic stage presence brings to mind a whirling dervish on meth. Die Roten Punkte are one of the most irreverent and funny acts you are ever likely to see. “The performances are exuberant and flawless…fist pumping fun of the highest order.” - Eye Weekly, Toronto

Special Events

Roadway Closed to Pedestrians

Macadames [France]

Macadames National Hispanic Cultural Center Outdoor Plaza 1701 4th St SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 February 1st, 11am Using elements of mime, clowning, acrobatics, object manipulation, theatre, music and dance, Macadâmes makes plays in which poetry rises from the mixing of genres. Macadâmes refers to their experience with the musicality of movement, the embodiment of sound, the chill of tragedy and the sentiment of love. A performance working with the musicality of movement and the chill of tragedy. Roadway aims at a single aspiration: to link love, the greatest of emotions, to the greatest number of people. Pay what you can event. Roadway Closed to Pedestrians is co-produced by Tricklock Company and Make Theatre of Minneapolis, NM. 

March 4th Marching Band

March 4th Marching Band [Portland, OR, USA]

Molly

David Blanco [Spain]

Verbage

Urban Verbs [Albuquerque, USA]

excavations NEW PLAY INITIATIVE

Tricklock Company [New Mexico, USA]

The Reptilian Lounge

Tricklock Company [New Mexico, USA]
Live from the Reptilian Lounge... 

excavations NEW WORK SERIES

Tricklock Company [New Mexico, USA]
 

Revolutions Kick Off Party

Kick Off Party [Tricklock Company and Guest Artists, USA]
 
From all over the world...  

Alex Knight’s Improv Knight

Tricklock Company and Special Guests [New Mexico, USA]
Featuring Tricklock Company and Special Guest Performers
WEEK 1

Alex Knight’s Improv Knight
Tricklock Company and Special Guests [New Mexico, USA]

Molly
David Blanco [Spain]

Revolutions Kick Off Party
Kick Off Party [Tricklock Company and Guest Artists, USA]

Super Musician
Die Roten Punkte [Germany]

The Reptilian Lounge
Tricklock Company [New Mexico, USA]

Verbage
Urban Verbs [Albuquerque, USA]

WEEK 2

excavations NEW PLAY INITIATIVE
Tricklock Company [New Mexico, USA]

excavations NEW WORK SERIES
Tricklock Company [New Mexico, USA]

fo n’ ale
Performance Project First Generation [Nepal/Haiti/Burundi/Tanzania/Puerto Rico/Ethiopia]

GOOD FOR YOU, ALBUQUERQUE
Lauren Weedman [NYC, USA]

March 4th Marching Band
March 4th Marching Band [Portland, OR, USA]

The Reptilian Lounge
Tricklock Company [New Mexico, USA]

WEEK 3

Roadway Closed to Pedestrians
Macadames [France]

The Menu
Tricklock Company [Albuquerque, USA]

The Reptilian Lounge
Tricklock Company [New Mexico, USA]

Without Words
Macadames [France]