On New Mexico in Focus…
The once lively theaters of New Mexico have been quiet since last March. No performances. No ticket sales. No paychecks. There might yet be light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, but the year-long closures have actors and theatrical management worried about what’s next. NMiF fellow Bryce Dix sits down with the Albuquerque Little Theatre’s Henry Avery and local actor Hasani Olujimi to chat about their concerns and how venues have been making ends meet.
The Line opinion panel looks at the governor’s final legislative action and correspondent Laura Paskus examines environmental measures from the lawmaking session – both those passed and those put off another year.
The Line also discusses the impact of COVID-19 on New Mexico’s attempt to return students and educators to school buildings. Finally, the group wades into the special election to replace Deb Haaland in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District.
Line Opinion Panel:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Cathryn McGill, NM Black Leadership Council
Laura Sanchez, attorney
New Environmental Laws
Correspondent: Laura Paskus, NMiF environment reporter
Guests: Angelica Rubio, state representative, Las Cruces
Artemisio Romero y Carver, spokesman, Youth United for Climate Crisis Action
The Future of Theater in New Mexico
Correspondent: Bryce Dix
Guests: Henry Avery, Albuquerque Little Theatre
Hasani Olujimi, actor