American Southwest Childrens Theatre Company

For over 28 years, NMSU Theatre Arts has provided exceptional children's theatre programming through our Amercian Southwest Children's Theatre Company program (formerly Children's Theatre Workshop).  This once-a-week after-school program is based on the theory of creative dramatics: children learn life skills--collaboration, creativity, expression, cooperation and trust--while creating a theatre piece of their own devising. 

Our program is team-taught by nationally-renowned director Larissa Lury supported by a cadre of education majors enrolled in New Mexico State University's elementary education program.  It is intended for students in first through sixth grade.

We believe that great programming can also be affordable: our workshop is only $150 for an entire academic year's worth of classes!  We can even break this amount down to 6 easy payments of $25.  Students may also join in the spring for only $75 for classes from February through May.

Every child deserves arts education.  They deserve a chance to develop life skills in a safe and fun environment.  Amercian Southwest Children's Theatre Company provides that and so much more!

NMSU Theatre Arts
Attn: Box Office
PO Box 30001; MSC 3072
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

or brought to the Center for the Arts box office between 12-4 pm Monday-Friday

or called in to the Center for the Arts box office at 646-4515

Further questions?  Please contact director Larissa Lury.



Please fill out the form below to enroll you child(ren) in our American Southwest Children's Theatre Company after-school workshops.

After you submit the form, our box office manager will call and confirm your enrollment. 


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