Coal Avenue Theatre (CAT)

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The CATlab Presents

New audio plays and podcasts, written and performed by CNM students.

Tickets: Free

Location: Online

Phone: (505) 224-3593


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The Celestial Ark by Audrey Chavez

(Science Fiction)

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020

Description: Two hundred and eighty-seven years after the destruction of our known Solar System, a large and luxurious spaceship floats through empty space. The Fleet Commander created a perfect utopia and placed two artificial humans on his ship to live a peaceful and perfect existence along with a plethora of Artificial Intelligence to run The Celestial Ark. The couple is seemingly content with their eternal life on the Ark, but when one of the humans starts to connect with an AI on the ship a series of mysteries begin to unfold.

Love Bites by Kainon Orion Bachdel


Date: Friday, October 23, 2020

Description: Years after breaking up, Sebastian and Luis are reunited again. They reminisce about the past, catch up, and talk about the new and interesting and deadly challenges facing them in their lives now.

A Voice in the Dark by Colin Stapleton


Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020

Description: The people of the coastal town of Freeport are starting to change. People have started hearing the voice that starts to tear away at the fabric of friendship and reality.

Killing Hope by Ryan Dobbs


Date: Friday, November 6, 2020

Description: A man relives his past and struggles with the mistakes. He discovers that his biggest mistakes are the choices he never made.

Dust by Liam Hoch

Social Science Fiction)

Date: Friday, November 13, 2020

Description: In the not-so-distant future, dust storms sweep the earth. The human race is divided into communities to help guarantee survival. One failing community is revived by the arrival of a father and daughter from another community. Everyone is faced with the question of what it means to be truly human.

Ak’éí (Relations) by Sheldon Blackhorse

(Family Drama)

Date: Friday, November 20, 2020

Description: A Diné family experiences loss, bonding, and magic. The family cooks a traditional meal. A family member learns to love herself and escape an abuser with the help of an elder.