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Updated 04 April 2017

Philosphy Statement

Theater New Mexico, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation whose membership is composed of participants in all phases of drama and theatrical activity.   by-laws, Article II.)

Our Purpose is to improve the quality of theatre in the state by

  • Serving as an arts advocacy group for all types of theatrical  activity in New Mexico

  • To provide a system of networking for resource sharing, information sharing, and to foster creativity in the theatrical arts throughout New Mexico.

  • To enhance individual and organizational pride through recognition of past and present achievements through appropriate adjudication process.

  • To provide an optimum learning experience through festival participation at the state level, thereby nurturing participating community and educational groups as they strive toward excellence in theatrical production.

  • To provide a positive learning experience for all festival/conference participants through performance, adjudication, workshops, and fellowship.

  • To develop enlightened and discerning audiences for all types of theatrical activity in New Mexico.


Where We've Been
Where We Are
Where We Hope to Go

Theatre New Mexico (formerly New Mexico Theatre Association) has been serving as an advocacy group for the arts since the 1970's.

It is a member of Southwest Theatre Association and the American Association of Community Theatre, and through these groups, has participated in the AACT/FEST.


State winners of Theatre New Mexico have advanced as far as the international level; i.e. Los Alamos Little Theatre performed in Scotland in 1989. The state festival/conference is held in a different member location every year, thus allowing the diverse community theatre groups to "strut their stuff." Workshops have been as diverse as the groups themselves, calling on people from all facets of the arts. Examples include workshops on acting and auditioning conducted by two faculty members of the American Academy of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. (These gentlemen came all the way to Hobbs in 1987!) We've had workshops on everything from "Creating with Styrofoam" to "Who'll Sweep the Floor?" - dealing with community theatre management, with lots of other workshops in between.

In 1991, the just-elected executive board formed a committee to revamp/revise the by-laws to allow and encourage more participation by all types of membership through divisional delegates elected to the Board of Directors. These by-laws were adopted by the general membership at the 1992 conference and adopted by the general membership at the 1992 conference and divisional delegates were elected to the Board of Directors at the 1993 meeting. It is our goal to try to reinstate the American College ACT festival which has been inactive in this state, thus providing scholarship opportunities for students as well as recruiting opportunities for our state universities and colleges. We also voted to name Eastern New Mexico University Department of Theatre and Dance as the official archives/clearing-house for Theatre New Mexico, thus ensuring  better, more efficient communication among the member groups.


The composition of the new Board of Directors is as diverse as the state itself. We have representatives from 7 different geographic locations as well as from educational, community theatre, and children's theatre groups.  It is our hope and goal to use this diversity to reflect and enhance the theatrical arts in New Mexico.

Most Theatre Groups are local to the Community

Each has it's appeal and most rely on community support.
To go beyond attending their shows and particpate in production you need to contact the theatre group in your area.
Every group or production always needs more people.
Use this site to find one, the local telephone book for your area or a community school.
If you find a group or your group is NOT listed here please contact our webmaster

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Theatre New Mexico (formerly New Mexico Theatre Association) has been serving as an advocacy group for the arts since the 1970's.
It is a member of Southwest Theatre Association and the American Association of Community Theatre,
and through these groups, has participated in the AACT/FEST.
(See AACT - American Association of Community Theatres - for more information)


Other Resources

American Association of Community Theatre


Community Theater Green Room


Playbill


Stage Directions  (search term)


Theatre Communications Group


TheatreFolk (scripts  Grades 6-12)


USITT

Membership-Dues

Theatre New Mexico Board Members

President
Reginia Garner
Artesia Community Theatre
803 West Centre Ave
Artesia, NM 88210-2721
575-748-3444
 
Vice President
Paul Lewis
Los Alamos Little Theatre
PO Box 211
Los Alamos, NM 87544
1 (505) 662-5493 (messages)

Secretary

Robert Schumacher

Community Players of Hobbs
PO Box 2738
Hobbs, NM 88241

808-497-9250
 

Treasurer

Eric Bjorklund
Los Alamos Little Theatre
1493 43rd Street
Los Alamos, NM 87544

505-662-5104

Script Library
To Be Determined
04/04/2017

Directors

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Lawrence Chandler
Las Cruces Community Theatre
1032 Aguilera Court
Las Cruces, NM 88007-7223

575-523-4463
 
Lisa Ciseros
Nat Gold Players
PO Box 3551
Las Vegas, NM 87701
 
Eugene & Susan Irby
Artesia Community Theatre
2409 Loma Drive
Artesia, NM 88201

575-746-6915
 
Gwen Lewis
Los Alamos Little Theatre
PO Box 211
Los Alamos, NM 87544
1 (505) 662-5493 (messages)

Kathleen Maldonado
TNM
PO Box 154
Alto, NM 88312
575-336-1872

Nathan Miles
Community Players of Hobbs
1 (575) 393-0676

Kayt Peck
Nat Gold Players
PO Box 3551
Las Vegas, NM 87701
505-854-0060

Past President
Larry Fisher
Las Cruces Community Theatre
942 Maple
Las Cruces, NM 88001
575-496-8334
 
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