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El Campo Santo

El Campo Santo

By El Campo Santo

A house full of letters. Each one describes a god, a monster, a ghost. What is it about the ground of New Mexico that brings magic?
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The Santera's Shop

El Campo SantoJun 22, 2020

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The Saint of Saint Vrain

The Saint of Saint Vrain

Season 3 Finale

Written and Performed by Leonard Madrid

Reyes travels to Saint Vrain to meet with the secret saint who lives in the middle of a field.

Aug 29, 202304:03
El Abuelo de los Sombras

El Abuelo de los Sombras

The author of the letter feels pressure by increasing tempertures and a failing swamp cooler to get out of town. The town temporarily alleviates her illness but creeping remnants of the city compel them further up the mountain where they find a creature who disappears to an unknown place.

Aug 15, 202307:09
Seven Rivers

Seven Rivers

Reyes discovers a letter written by Molly to her sister Catherine. After moving to New Mexico Territory in hopes of improving her husband's health, Molly is almost swept away when meek 7 rivers is flooded with blood. She fears it's a bad omen.

Written by Caroline Toby Graham

Performed by Andee Schray and Leonard Madrid

Edited by Andee Schray

Aug 01, 202304:20
Blind Tiger

Blind Tiger

While reflecting on the past and considering the future, the narrator stumples back in time to 1920s speakeasy to gain clarity.

Written by JD Otsuka

Performed by Barney Lopez and Steven Blacksmith

Edited by 

Jul 18, 202309:48
Coyote Canyon

Coyote Canyon

Jonathan writes to Jasper's mother about how they came together and Jasper's passing.

Written by Jay Muskett

Performed by Sheldon Blackhorse

Edited by Steven Blacksmith

Jul 04, 202306:36
Drunk Driving

Drunk Driving

This letter is written from the persepective of one who traveled in the mountains and lands in a town where time and space seem to be stuck in some kinda loop (or something weird is happening). Although her intoxicated state makes her wonder if it's all really happended or not.

Written by Andee Schray

Performed by Hailey Tolleson

Edited by Andee Schray

Jun 20, 202304:53
The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

Captain Ignacio Cervantes steps down after feeling guilty about killing a kind man who helped bring a baby into his and his wife's life.

Written by Stephen Armijo

Performed by Leonard Madrid

Edited by Steven Blacksmith

Jun 06, 202306:26
Love, Wrenona Flyer

Love, Wrenona Flyer

Tensions grow, when Wrenona welcomes in the new neighbor and her hospitality isn't reciprocated...or even noticed.

Written by Hailey Tolleson

Performed by Caroline Toby Graham

Edited by Andee Schray

May 23, 202305:21
The House My Camera Burnt Down

The House My Camera Burnt Down

Gracie is tasked with photographing properties for  her job. Soon after she takes the photos, the buildings burn down. Determined to get to the bottom of it, she stakes out an abandoned building, where she finds the camera allows her to see the creatures causing all these fires.

Written by Barney Lopez

Performed by Hailey Tolleson

Edited by Steven Blacksmith

May 09, 202307:02
Cowboy Booty!

Cowboy Booty!

This episode has been published and can be heard everywhere your podcast is available.

Hannah trips and stumbles on a secret hidden map. With the help of the ghost of an outlaw, she's able to find his treasure.

Written by Marya Errin Jones

Performed by Caroline Graham, Hailey Tolleson, JD Otsuka, and Leonard Madrid

Directed by Leonard Madrid

Apr 26, 202305:47
Bosque

Bosque

Mila writes her Uncle Alejandro about the forest that continues to take over his old family home through thought. The one that eventually pulls her in.

Written and performed by Leonard and Julienne Madrid.


Apr 11, 202306:48
Duststorm City

Duststorm City

Dustsorms give Dalin glimpses of a city far away. And a woman he calls Julia. This is his loveletter.

Written and Directed by Leonard Madrid

Performed by Liam Hoch

Mar 28, 202305:16
There's No Ghost in Ghost Ranch

There's No Ghost in Ghost Ranch

Plans change when the texter finds themself alone on a silent retreat that was meant for them and their ex. Reality distorts as they process the breakup.

Written by Amy Yourd

Directed by JD Otsuka

Performed by Caroline Toby Graham


Mar 14, 202309:35
Griegos Bridge

Griegos Bridge

If you don't look,

Right when you're crossing the river,

You'll find a bridge,

that crosses the Rio Grande

Written and Performed by Leonard Madrid

Feb 28, 202303:27
Season 3: Hidden Places

Season 3: Hidden Places

Join us for season three where we explore hidden places. 

www.blackouttheatre.com

Feb 16, 202300:37
Birthday Card

Birthday Card

A birthday card in the mail reminds Reyes of the ghosts in his house. 

Season 2 Finale!


Feb 01, 202202:10
The Valley

The Valley

A colonizing monk comes face to face with God but not his own once he's lost in the desert.

Written by Jay Muskett

Performed by Sheldon Blackhorse and Trini King. 

Jan 25, 202220:30
Nob Hill Drifter

Nob Hill Drifter

Various accounts of a dust storm entity that collects people

Jan 18, 202214:46
Tres Hermanas Volcanoes

Tres Hermanas Volcanoes

Las Tres Hermanas (the three sisters) who were born from an earthquake and rest as volcanoes. Three heroines who brought peace through a sisterly love.

Written by Lila Martinez

Jan 11, 202207:28
Dead Head

Dead Head

A man returns to the bridge where he saw a ghost as boy, only this time he gets the man's story and tries to right the wrong that was made against him

Jan 04, 202210:00
Lizard Mural

Lizard Mural

A woman is trapped in mural and her escape is based on being able to capture her friend in the same lizard painting.  

Dec 28, 202112:19
Duck!

Duck!

The Deming Duck Race winner has a secret. 

Dec 21, 202105:51
White Sands

White Sands

A man visits white sands only to discover it's a sea of souls.

Written by Andee Schray.

Dec 14, 202105:39
Carlsbad

Carlsbad

A love letter written at the end of the world from the center of the earth.

Written by Lila Martinez.

Dec 07, 202104:13
The Lightening Field

The Lightening Field

A groundkeeper outside of Quemado sees a ghost try to manifest through lightening. 

Nov 30, 202104:57
Dandelions

Dandelions

A group of friends are haunted by a Man, a House, and a ritual as they each go thier seperate paths until one of them is forced to confront his future

Written by: Theodore Hamblin

                 Caroline Graham

                 Liam Hoch

                Leonard Madrid

Nov 23, 202125:05
Walking Cemetary

Walking Cemetary

Graveyard Grounds keep creates a complex plan to prevent a disorderly crowd of spirits on the busiest day of the week, Dia de Los Muertos.

Written by: Lila Martinez

         Andee Schray

         Barney Lopez

         Caroline Graham

Nov 16, 202108:11
Foot Hills

Foot Hills

A young hiker in Gallup loses their footing and discover a child's cemetery.

Written by Lila Martinez and Fred Mete. 

Nov 09, 202108:16
The Bruja House

The Bruja House

A house in Los Lunas, New Mexico has never been right. 

Nov 02, 202114:51
A Rose

A Rose

A young woman who lives across the street from an infamous house finds a rose on her doorstep. 

Written by Hailey Tolleson

Oct 25, 202103:49
Candy Kitchen

Candy Kitchen

A candy making competition in Candy Kitchen ends up being a trap...or a call home.
Script by J.D. Otsuka
Oct 18, 202104:30
Buffalo Soldier Hill

Buffalo Soldier Hill

You don't have to die to leave a ghost.  A young woman learns the story of a soldier near Portales, NM. 

Oct 11, 202103:06
Wheeler Peak

Wheeler Peak

A hot air balloon crashes on Wheeler Peak. The pilot sees things that shouldn't be there. 

Oct 05, 202108:38
What We Leave Behind

What We Leave Behind

The mail has stopped.  Reyes considers the nature of hauntings. 

Oct 05, 202102:29
Coming soon! Season two!

Coming soon! Season two!

Season 2 of El Campos Santo is all about Hauntings. 

Again, we work with exciting regional writers and actors to explore New Mexico's supernatural stories and expanded legends. 

Oct 04, 202100:28
Las Arañas

Las Arañas

Along the Mesa of Albuquerque, lie the secrets. 

Sometimes those secrets come back to life and hunt us. 

This play explores the monsters we create and those we become. 


In collaboration with the Theatre and Digital Media Department of ENMU.

Intermission soundscape by Avi Amon.


Made possible with grants from NMArts and The City of Albuquerque.

Feb 02, 202101:04:26
Dear Claudina

Dear Claudina

Beatriz moves into her new house in Barelas, NM. 

Written by Leonard Madrid

Performed by Lila Martinez

We are a production of Blackout Theatre Company Made possible with  generous grants from the City of Albuquerque’s cultural affairs and New Mexico Arts

Jul 20, 202003:07
The Buffalo

The Buffalo

A college professor explores the countryside of eastern New Mexico and discovers The Buffalo

Written by Jon Barr

Performed by Fred Mete

We are a production of Blackout Theatre Company Made possible with  generous grants from the City of Albuquerque’s Cultural Affairs and New Mexico Arts

If you are interested in learning more about Blackout theatre company, check out our website at blackouttheatre.com

Jul 13, 202007:48
A Santé Sara in T or C

A Santé Sara in T or C

A recent immigrant moves to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. He brings his hopes and his saints with him from his homeland.

This episode was written by Katy Andersen

Performed by-

Alejandro Naranjo

Caroline Toby Graham

Ericka Olvera

We are a production of Blackout Theatre Company Made possible with  generous grant from the City of Albuquerque’s cultural affairs and New Mexico Arts

Jul 06, 202013:42
The Santera's Shop

The Santera's Shop

Reyes explores his mother's Santo shop in Barelas, NM

Written and Performed by Leonard Madrid

We are a production of Blackout Theatre Company Made possible with  generous grants from the City of Albuquerque’s cultural affairs and New Mexico Arts

Jun 22, 202003:42
Mescalito

Mescalito

The magic of Las Vegas, New Mexico heals a young man and speak through him through a dog named Mescal.

Written by Liam Hoch

Performed by Kainon Bachtel


We are a production of Blackout Theatre Company Made possible with  generous grant from the City of Albuquerque’s cultural affairs and New Mexico Arts

Jun 15, 202010:16
Desert Willow

Desert Willow

The Bosque around that runs along the Rio Grande river in Albuquerque, New Mexico hides many mysteries.  Reyes finally takes some time to visit one of them. His father. 


production of Blackout Theatre Company of Albuquerque

Made possible with  generous grant from the City of Albuquerque’s cultural affairs and New Mexico Arts

Jun 01, 202005:02
Winter

Winter

A father loves his daughter. He encounters Winter herself. 

Written by Leonard Madrid

Performed by Liam Hoch

A production of Blackout Theatre Company of Albuquerque

Made possible with  generous grant from the City of Albuquerque’s cultural affairs and New Mexico Arts

May 25, 202004:58
The Fractured Crust

The Fractured Crust

What lies just under the earth in Los Volcanes near Albuquerque?

Written and Performed by Steven Blacksmith

We are a production of Blackout Theatre Company Made possible with  generous grant from the City of Albuquerque’s cultural affairs and New Mexico Arts

May 19, 202012:35
Sometimes It Snows

Sometimes It Snows

Sometimes it Snows, A one-act play by Barney Lopez

Coyote stalks the streets of Los Lunas, New Mexico.   Is he there to hunt or to help?  

Cast-

Silas- Gus Tafoya

Coyote- Gavin Barrera

Ida- Caroline Graham

Victor- Steven Blacksmith

Sarita- Hailey Tolleson

Narrator- Stephen Armijo


May 19, 202025:38
Pale White Ghost Steer of Magdalena

Pale White Ghost Steer of Magdalena

A traditional song often played around Magdalena, New Mexico to warn people to stay away from the Ghost Steer.

Song written and performed by Barney Lopez

May 19, 202003:07
El Malo Malo

El Malo Malo

The streets of Mesilla, New Mexico have been safe for forty years, but he's back. 

A one-act play written by Leonard Madrid

Performed by Theatre 3 of Albuquerque


May 19, 202029:03
Sangre de Cristos

Sangre de Cristos

In the Sangre de Cristo mountains in New Mexico a young girl scout encounters a mad man who is out to kill a god of wine.

Written by Gus Tafoya

Performed by:

Hailey Tolleson

Gavin Barrera

Made possible with  generous grants from the City of Albuquerque’s cultural affairs and New Mexico Arts

May 19, 202009:34
Blue Hole

Blue Hole

The Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, New Mexico is one of the most beautiful natural features of the state, but it holds a secret.

Written by Caroline Toby Graham

Performed by Ericka Olvera

A production of Blackout Theatre Company of Albuquerque

Made possible with  generous grant from the City of Albuquerque’s cultural affairs and New Mexico Arts

May 19, 202005:29
Rainsville

Rainsville

Pride dries up the rains in Rainsville, NM. It keeps a mother and daughter apart.  A god intervenes in dreams.

Written by Gus Tafoya

Performed by:

Caroline Toby Graham

Ericka Olvera

A production of Blackout Theatre Company of Albuquerque

Made possible with  generous grant from the City of Albuquerque’s cultural affairs and New Mexico Arts

May 19, 202005:50