Artistic Director / Founding Company Member / Board Member
Amelia Ampuero is the founder and Artistic Director of Duke City Repertory Theatre and an Albuquerque native. In addition to receiving her B.F.A. from Texas State University, Amelia has studied with the Royal Shakespeare Company in England and Shakespeare & Co. in Lennox, MA. Amelia also worked with the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA., first as a Barter Player and later as a member of the Resident Acting Company. In 2007, the high desert called Amelia back home and she returned to start Duke City Rep with friend and fellow founding member Frank Green and under the guidance of mentor John Hardy.
Amelia has worked with several companies in Albuquerque and beyond including Working Classroom, Albuquerque Little Theatre, FUSION, The Vortex/New Mexico Shakespeare Festival, and Nebraska Shakespeare. She has also been seen in the award-winning short film Imagining Vera (Lumos Productions), SEND (Trifecta+ Entertainment), and Dead Billy (ReDefine Entertainment).
Since DCRT’s inaugural season in 2010, Amelia has worked toward the goal of providing professional and educational opportunities for theatre artists in this community and beyond. Under Amelia’s leadership, Duke City Rep has been named Best Theatre in the City by the readers and editors of Albuquerque the Magazine for eight straight years from 2011-2018. She is deeply committed to serving the audiences of Albuquerque and beyond, paying artists a living wage, and doing all she can to make Albuquerque the best city in the world. She is honored to call Albuquerque and Duke City Rep her artistic home.
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.
The city of Albuquerque and its vibrant culture gripped her when she moved from Las Vegas, NM at a tender 18 years; it has left her to believe that the best place to stay and make great, important, life changing theatre with incredible people was here in New Mexico.
Evening Star has circled Duke City Repertory since her graduation, as DCRT gave Evening Star her first professional show and opened her up to a method and a company that would influence her work for the next five years. Since beginning her work with DCRT, she has appeared in 7 productions with them as a guest artist, of which her favorites were “Five Women Wearing The Same Dress (Meredith), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Puck), and “These Shining Lives” (Pearl). She is excited to continue the work of serving the wonderful audiences of the Albuquerque area as a brand new member of the DCRT family.
Director of Marketing / Resident Acting Company Member / Board Member
Danielle Robertson 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. DCRT acting credits include Juliet in Bard Crawl: Romeo and Juliet, Princess of France in Bard Crawl: Love’s Labour’s Lost, and Sol-Leks in The Call of the Wild. Other acting credits include Young Fortinbras in Hamlet, Naja in Anon(ymous), Esther Sanchez in A Light in My Soul/Una Luz en Mi Alma, Abigayle in Four, and Lady in Purple in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.
Danielle would like to thank DCRT for expanding her ideas of artistry and a very special thank you to the audiences that seek to be challenged, realize the importance of art in our community, and continue to support local theatre. We couldn’t do it without you!
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.
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