“Goofy, droll, and physically unstoppable (Tricklock Company is) exceptionally talented…stellar work.”
– The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL

Tricklock Company is an ensemble of theatre creators dedicated to the investigation of the human condition through group-generated, original theatrical experiments. The ensemble has a deep passion for training and creating together, teaching and mentoring, and international artistic exchange through touring and Tricklock’s annual Revolutions International Theatre Festival. The ensemble works out of the Tricklock Performance Laboratory (lovingly nicknamed T-Lab,) a 60 seat black box downtown theatre. T-Lab is the home of both our studio/performance space and administrative offices, as the ensemble creates and manages all aspects of Tricklock Company. The ensemble often studies the harsher side of humanity in their work, using a variety of styles such as physical story creation, object and shadow puppetry, poetic language, song, and humor to tell these stories. Tricklock has a strong connection to its Albuquerque community, hosting open work demonstrations through its Excavations series, seeking community input in the work. Tricklock’s work is raw, new, and ever changing.

Tricklock Company has performed and taught across the United States and in over 15 countries across the globe, including Uganda, Serbia, Scotland, Poland, Israel, Colombia, and Canada. Tricklock has produced theatrical work from over 30 countries by way of the world-renowned Revolutions International Theatre Festival. Tricklock Company is the theatre-in-residence at the University of New Mexico and makes its home in a 60 seat black box theatre in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico.



Founded in 1993, Tricklock Company, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a theatre ensemble whose mission is to create, tour, produce theatrical work, and to foster international exchange and artistic development.


We, Tricklock Company, assert that theatre is a provocative and vital tool for examining the human experience and we present our findings through our work. We believe that theatrical performance is a movement intrinsic to the evolution of our culture. The vision and direction of Tricklock Company is exemplified through its ongoing programs.

“The ensemble specializes in emotional, poetic, and intensely physical performances. The intimate rapport they’ve built up with each other over the years shows and is beautifully expressed by this talented group. No one is pushing the theatrical envelope like Tricklock. The Crown Jewel of the Albuquerque Arts Scene.”
–Weekly Alibi, Albuquerque, New Mexico