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Live Local Theater Albuquerque | Duke City Repertory Theatre

Duke City Rep.


About the Company...

We are but warriors for the working day…


Duke City Repertory Theatre exists to serve its audience. Our goals are to create top-notch, bold theatre for our patrons, to put Albuquerque and NM on the map as a destination for theatre artists and patrons and to be the premier regional, professional theatre company in the Southwest.

Duke City Rep is a Latinx, Black, Queer company. By providing professional opportunities to artists of color and producing work by and about people from historically undervalued groups, we seek to engage more diverse communities and remove any perceived and real barriers to professional art our audiences may have. Our goal is to not only create art for the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico but to ensure that art reflects the vibrant and diverse community that supports us. Our theatre resides not in bricks and mortar, but in that which can be shared between human beings immersed in a created world.

Duke City Rep is a 501(c)(3 )organization as deemed by the IRS. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by the contributor’s tax status.

Mission & Vision

Duke City Repertory Theatre exists to serve the audience – every audience, especially anyone who has never seen a play, and maybe even thinks “going to the theatre” is not for them. Duke City Rep is theatre like you’ve never seen it before: innovative, inclusive, and uncompromising.

Capturing the boldest, most imaginative storytelling and presenting it to the populace in any and every venue – from breweries to empty storefronts, museums to outdoor festivals, farms to schools, and okay, the occasional traditional theatre – we are here to bring the magic of plays to you, our community.

Support Our Work

Duke City Repertory Theatre will always honor the contributions of all our artists, with our pledge to compensate everyone we work with to the best of our ability.

If you’d like to support a team of voracious creators who are committed to bringing singular, engaging performances to New Mexico, you’ll find our donation levels here.

Company Members

Amelia Ampuero

Founder / Artistic Director

/ Board Member

Amelia Ampuero is the first-generation daughter of Bolivian immigrants and an Albuquerque native. After receiving her B.F.A from Texas State University, studying at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare & Company in Lennox, MA and working professionally at Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA, Amelia returned to New Mexico in 2007 to launch Duke City Repertory Theatre.

Amelia Ampuero - Artistic Director | Duke City Repertory Theatre

Evening Star Barron 

Audience Relations and Development Liaison / Resident Acting Company Member

Evening Star Barron graduated Magna cum Laude with a BA in Theatre from the University of New Mexico, where she honed her love of classical text and stage combat. Since graduating, Evening Star has stayed close to home, working with several companies around Albuquerque, including The Vortex, Albuquerque Little Theatre, The Aux Dog, Theatre 3, and Color Circuit.

Evening Star Barron - Company Member | Duke City Repertory Theatre

Janaiah Tanner

Box Office Manager / Founding Company Member / Board Member

Janaiah Tanner is a founding member of Duke City Repertory Theatre. She is a native New Mexican and is honored to be a part of an organization that contributes to the diverse arts landscape in both Albuquerque and this state.

Janaiah Tanner - Box office Manager and Founding Member | Duke City Repertory Theatre

Danielle Robertson

Director of Marketing / Resident Acting Company Member / Board Member

Danielle Robertson is an Afro-Latina, Albuquerque native who first began working with Duke City Repertory Theatre in the company’s 7th season and Season 10 marks her second season as a resident company member. While working at the local non-profit, Working Classroom, Danielle was awarded a scholarship to DePaul University in Chicago. 

Danielle Robertson | Duke City Repertory Theatre
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