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La Compañia de Teatro de Alburquerque Records

Identifier: MSS-581-BC

Scope and Content

This collection contains advertising flyers, correspondence, newsletters, photographs and press coverage regarding activities of and productions by La Compañia de Teatro de Alburquerque, Inc. from 1977 through 1985. Some materials are in Spanish. Additional material was added to this collection in 1999 (box 1 folder 75).


  • 1977-1985

Language of Materials

English Spanish.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Institutional History

La Compañia de Teatro de Alburquerque was formed in January 1977 to provide a forum for professional development of the bilingual drama professionals and to preserve the rich Hispanic heritage of New Mexico. Dr. Miguel Encinias, then Director of the Multicultural Education Program at the University of Albuquerque, extended an invitation to actor-director José Rodríguez to conduct a workshop in Spanish drama for bilingual student teachers.The enthusiastic response to the workshop led to the formation of the theater company.

Mr. Rodríguez was a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and a member of the Spanish Repertory Company of New York. La Compañia focussed on presenting new works by native New Mexican writers, as well as a selection of works from contemporary Latin America and Spanish language classics. A special award was given to La Compañia at the Fourth "Siglo de Oro" Chamizal International Drama Festival in 1979. In 1984 the La Compañia was invited to perform at the Edinburgh Theater Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the Fourth Latin American Popular Theatre Festival, sponsored by Joseph Papp, in New York City, New York.


2 boxes (1.83 cu. ft.)

Related Archival Material

Phyllis Flanders Dorset Summerhouse Theatre Collection, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico.

Relavant Secondary Sources

  • "In the Company of José Rodríquez" [videorecording], KNME-TV, 1983

Processing Information

Inquire with reference staff for access to unprocessed additions (May 2013, March 2021), 5 boxes, B3-11A.
Finding Aid of La Compañia de Teatro de Alburquerque Records, 1977-1985
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Revision Statements

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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131