The American Southwest Theatre Company was founded in 1984 by Dr. Bruce Streett and Tony Award-winning playwright Mark Medoff. Their purpose was to invite visiting Guest Artists to work alongside a Resident Company of theatre professionals to enrich the community and New Mexico State University’s Department of Theatre Arts’ students. In the last ten years alone, over 175,000 patrons have attended ASTC/NMSU performances at the Hershel Zohn Theatre (Now, the newly built Center of the Arts building at NMSU). An additional 110,000 area elementary school children have been provided with free theatre performances through the award-winning “Theatre for Young Audiences” program. Another 5,000 high school students have seen matinee performances at a reduced cost.
PO Box 30001, MSC 3072, Las Cruces, NM 88003
3399-3437 South Locust Street Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 US