Theatre New Mexico Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation whose membership is composed of participants in all phases of drama and theatrical activity.
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 regognition of past and present achievements through the appropriate adjudication process.
To provide an optimum learning experience through festival participation at the state level, thereby nurturing participating communitiy and educational groups as they strive towards excellence in theatrical production
To provide a positive learning experience for all festival and conference particpants through performance, adjudication, workshops and fellowship
To develop an enlightened and discerning audience for all types of theatrical activity in New Mexico.
Theatre New Mexico has been an advocacy group for the arts since the 1970's.
We are a member of the American Association of Community Theatre.
Through AACT sponsored festivals state winners have advances as far as the international level.
Each year we try to hold the Festivals in a different member location.
Workshops often include many skilled people teaching as well as learning.
A few examples are Creating with Styrofoam to Theatre Management.
Most Theatre Groups are local to the Community
Where We've Been - Where We Are - Where We Hope to Go
Theatre New Mexico (formerly New Mexico TheatreAssociation) 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 webmasterDesigns by tC (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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)