VORTEX INC

Rating: 4.79 stars   29 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 2004 1/2 Central Ave Se Albuquerque NM 87106 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I began volunteering at The Vortex after being wowed by their summer Shakespeare Festival. Fabulous performances, especially John Hardman as a helmet-thwacking policeman. They produce a wide variety of pieces, from classics to locally-written, which gives me a new appreciation for theatre and exposes me to works I'd never see otherwise.

All-in-all, The Vortex is a vital part of the Albuquerque arts and theatre scene. We're lucky to have it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

thought-provoking plays that make me look at things differently.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have better sets.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Vortex Theatre is awesome. They put on first rate productions from the classics to contemporary. They support new and local playwrites. Provide great learning ground for interns. Given that Central New Mexico Community College does not have a theatre, classes are held at the Vortex. This enhances the theatre classes offered at CNM allows for technical classes where the students learn hands on in an actual theatrical shop. it is a great venue to experience the joy of live theatre

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the variety of productions I have had the opportunity to either see and or work at the Vortex

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

that they continue to be such a vital part of Albuquerque Theatre

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Rating: 4 stars  

The Vortex has a very special place in my heart as this was the first theatre that I performed in. The relationship that the Vortex has with Central NM Community College is wonderful and gives new actors a place to hone their craft in both the classics and new pieces. They encourage writers throughout NM as well as the country to have their pieces performed for the first time and gives the audience the opportunity to be the judge during their 10 minute play festival. The theatre is small and cozy allowing the audience to become almost a character within the play. Very unique experiences are to be had for both the audience and performers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I see they are improving the theatre for the comfort of the audience when funds are available most recently they replaced HVAC which is greatly appreciated by me as an actor. The board members really care about this theatre and it is obvious they want to continue to make improvements for their continued success.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would provide more comfortable seating for the audience the plastic chairs are not very comfortable, a light weight chair with some cushion would be awesome!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Cleaner green room

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes it feeds my passion for acting....everyone is so encouraging from the crew to the board members it is a very safe place to learn and improve in the craft.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

FABULOUS!!!!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Vortex Theatre consistently puts on great shows. It's a wonderful place to get involved in community theater--after a small amount of stage experience in high school, working at the Vortex always feels like The Big Time to me. I'm awed by the sets, props, costumes, tech, direction, and stage management in every show, not to mention the exemplary actors with whom I've had the good fortune to work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've experienced the excitement of entering the Albuquerque theater community starting at the Vortex.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would fix the heating, the air conditioning, and the miniature indoor waterfall that appears occasionally in the rainy season.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Improved temperature control would be great.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Several of the people I've met through shows have become my good friends.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Famous.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

An inclusive, risk-taking, collaboration of performing artists, designers and technicians, who put on some of the best theatre in the area.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my avocation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

work with Albuquerque Public Schools to establish an outreach program for a short play series using HS talent.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Vortex has always been a great place to perform and attend live performances. As a "backstage kid" when I am at the Vortex it is like coming home.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The lessons I have learned volunteering with a diverse population of people.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

N/A

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Quality community theater! Terrific casts and crews. A wonderful variety of presentations. All conveniently located near the University of New Mexico in the cultural hub of the Duke City.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They were incredibly supportive of my special daughter's theatrical aspirations. They were sweet and empathetic.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish they had a better physical facility. Their theater, backstage area, offices and scenery shop are pretty basic.

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