TNM is a 501c3 non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. We welcome anyone who wants to help us in our efforts to bring a spotlight to our programming of Zarzuela (Spanish operetta & Art songs), Latino Music, Latino Theatre, and Latino Traditions. New Mexico is indeed “the” unique state of the fifty states! Anyone who was born and raised in New Mexico, knows how this uniqueness “feels,” and our desire to share it with others. Our theatre work speaks to this difference, while it includes works from other member cultures under the “Latino” label.
Come join us. We'd like for you to be as proud as we are.
Call Teatro Nuevo Mexico, 505-266-2656 or 505-362-6567 or visit our office at 107 Bryn Mawr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. You’ll be glad you did!
Our Angels are those people or businesses who make an annual donation to TNM, thereby allowing us to continue to bring the best in Latino Theater to you, our audiences. Becoming an Angel is simple! Make a tax-deductible donation to Teatro Nuevo México and be eligible to receive one of the following:
For a Donation of
$150 - 2 tickets to current show
$300 - 2 tickets to any show
$600 - 2 tickets to two shows plus logo
$1,000 - 4 tickets to two shows plus logo
As an Angel
You and/or your business and logo are listed in all publicity of the season.
1. Donate ticket blocks of 10 seats to a special group of your choice.
2. Sponsor an Opening Night Reception.
3. Sponsor a performance of your choice.
To become an Angel, please call our office at 505-266-2656. Please support your Latino Theatre!
These are the organizations and individuals who have partnered with Teatro Nuevo México to support our mission!
The National Hispanic Cultural Center
The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is dedicated to the study, advancement, and presentation of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. Since its grand opening of the Art Museum and Exhibit Hall in 2000, the NHCC has staged over 20 art exhibitions and 400 programs in the visual, performing, and literary arts. Programs have featured local, national and international artists, scholars and entertainers. The NHCC provides venues for visitors to learn about Hispanic culture throughout the world. In 2004, the NHCC opened its doors to the state of the art and magnificent theatre The Journal Theatre at the Roy E. Disney Performing Arts Center. In 2005, TNM and NHCC received a five year grant from Patty Disney to fund the Zarzuela programming.
The McCune Foundation
The mission of the McCune Foundation is to enable communities and nonprofit institutions to improve the quality and circumstances of life for present and future generations. In meeting these challenges, the Foundation employs flexible approaches and innovative strategies that are responsive to changing needs and new opportunities. The goal is to stimulate long-lasting and sustainable progress which contributes to community vitality and economic growth. After reviewing Teatro Nuevo México and our work, the McCune Foundation presented TNM with a $35,000 grant for infrastructure of the theatre company. This grant was awarded to underwrite a 5 year strategic plan, obtain a 501-c-3 certification from the IRS, develop a Website and institute professional financial record keeping systems to manage grants, contract and box office revenues.
Sierra Development Corporation
After operating for two years out of board members homes, in 2005 TNM moved into a new office located at 107 Bryn Mawr, SE partially donated by Sierra Development Corporation. The space has been utilized for Company meetings, staged readings and receptions and comes complete with access to fax, copy machines and internet connections.
The City of Albuquerque TriCentennial Committee
To celebrate the 300 th anniversary of the founding of the City of Albuquerque on April 23 rd , 2006 , city planners organized the TriCentennial Committee, whose mission it is to present the dazzling array of New Mexican cultural and artistic traditions to the world during the course of the entire year. By working with artists and businesses of every stripe, the Committee is presenting Albuquerque’s unique cultural heritage via performances, art installations, and many other media to natives and tourists alike.
The City of Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Trust Fund
After reviewing TNM’s application for Summer Master Classes, the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund made it possible to assist with the creation of summer master classes for adults and children as well as fund partially two elements of the proposal – 1) Actors workshops and 2) New Works by Latino Playwrights to be mounted as main stage productions through TNM and NHCC.
The first programs were scheduled for the summer of 2008. Both classes are taught by Master Teachers, Messrs. Pablo Zinger and José Daniel Apodaca and staged by Artistic Director, Salomé Martínez Lutz. The adult class was met with much support for the community and the children’s protion will delight audiences of all ages.
The National Endowment for the Arts
In 2008, the NEA presented NHCC and TNM a grant to carry on the work of training community performers in the genre of Zarzuela and Spanish Art Songs. This grant allowed TNM and NHCC to bring to Albuquerque one of the world’s most knowledgeable teacher/performer, Maestro Pablo Zinger. He has been Conductor for TNM and their Zarzuela program since 2004, when he reunited with Martinez-Lutz in presenting one of the most famous Zarzuelas ever written, Luisa Fernanda. Zinger and Martinez-Lutz worked together in the mid-1980s in New York City where Martínez-Lutz was a principal singer/actor with the father of all latino theatre companies, Repertorio Espanol.