Virus Theater produces live, original theater in Silver City, NM

Upcoming Productions!

Virus Theater launches a first in a series of Western melodramas! The original play, developed by the cast, writers, and director in traditional melodrama style, focuses on culture and history of southwest New Mexico

El Sol Theater!

We found a home! Virus Theater is fundraising and implementing renovations for transformation of El Sol Theater into El Sol Performing Arts Center, a 200+ seat venue for theater, music, dance, and other events

Support Virus Theater!

Join in and help with a donation to Virus Theater, a Federal 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization), and learn more about what we've been doing, and what we're planning, and how you can be part of theater in Silver City

Join Us!

We’d love for you to get involved with Virus Theater, and there are LOTS of ways – making costumes, building sets, selling tickets, FUN fundraising efforts. Long to be onstage? Watch for audition announcements for new productions
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The Red Stilts

The culmination of this year's Kids Circus & Theater Workshop, this production features local children in a fanciful, movement-oriented story in which villagers discover the fragile interealtionship of elements that keep their home from sinking into the sea.

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Blatant Attempts at Understanding:
Words to Stage

In scenes, monologues, and dramatic sketches, written by Melanie Zipin, edited and staged by Virus Theater, the audience is invited on an introspective journey that combines a sense of place with a quest for purpose.

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Oeddy Wrecks:
A Greek Escape From Tragedy

In this Virus Theater Original work, Oedipus Rex is delivered from his terrible destiny by an individual member of the Greek Chorus, and together they embark on an odyssey of self-discovery. 

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A Weasel In The Hen House or Ladies A’ Peril

Trouble, intrigue and witty banter accompany the arrival of three mysterious strangers at the local brothel in our funny and risqué rendition of a Western Melodrama.  Boo, hiss, and cheer yourself silly at the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos.

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We have a home! Virus Theater is fundraising and planning for the renovation and transformation of El Sol Theater into El Sol Performing Arts Center, a 200+ seat venue for theater, music, dance, and other performances, along with film screenings, conferences, festivals, and other presentations.


El Sol will be a home to arts education programming, supporting our community's youth and adults in advancing skills in a variety of arts, including acting, play-writing, technical theater, dance, circus, music and more! Virus Theater will be the resident theater company at El Sol, and will be part of a performance schedule that includes other local theater companies, and local, regional and touring performers and presenters.


WHO WE ARE . . .


We collaboratively create original scripts through games, improvisation, exercise, and discussion. We bring elements of music, dance, and comedy to stories that delve into deep aspects of humanity and community.

Here's some of the VIRUS THEATER participants.

  • Teresa Dahl-Bredine
  • Heather Castello
  • Jessa Tumposky
  • Josh Stretch
  • Tasha Cooper
  • Janey Katz
  • Joseph Castello
  • Buck Burns
  • Melanie Zipin
  • Scott Knight
  • Sebi Castello
  • Kristen Warnack
  • Rory Gregory
  • Cari Lemon
  • Heidi Pendleton

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