• About Us
  • Our History
  • Mission / Vision
  • President's Message
  • Board Members / Advisors

About Us

About Us

Laredo Theater Guild International (LTGI) exists as a 501c3 nonprofit community based theater organization presenting a season of quality theatrical productions at Texas A&M International University and Laredo College, within their fine performance venues at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts and at the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation Center, respectively.

Laredo Theater Guild International productions will include classical and contemporary dramas, comedies, musicals, and single performer shows, selected from among known Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional Theater works. The primary goal of this endeavor is to provide relevant theatrical entertainment of the highest caliber, while growing and developing the local performer, production, audience, and patron communities.

Laredo Theater Guild International partners with local institutions to present productions for the public. These institutions allow our organization to utilize their production venues to provide the best possible shows for our audiences.

 

Venues:

 

Texas A&M International University

Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theater

5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, Texas 78041

Shows: Summer Musical, Class on Stage®

 

Texas A&M International University

Sam Johnson Experimental Theater

5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, Texas 78041

Shows: Winter Show

 

Laredo College

Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Fine Arts Center Theater

West End Washington Street, Laredo, Texas 78040

Shows: Summer Musical, Class on Stage®

 

Laredo Center for the Arts

500 San Agustin Avenue, Laredo, Texas 78040

Shows: Winter Show

 

 

Our History

Our History

Laredo Theater Guild International (LTGI) exists as a 501c3 nonprofit community based theater organization presenting a season of quality theatrical productions at Texas A&M International University and Laredo College, within their fine performance venues at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts and at the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation Center, respectively.
Laredo Theater Guild International productions will include classical and contemporary dramas, comedies, musicals, and single performer shows, selected from among known Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional Theater works. The primary goal of this endeavor is to provide relevant theatrical entertainment of the highest caliber, while growing and developing the local performer, production, audience, and patron communities.

Mission / Vision

Mission / Vision

Mission

Laredo Theater Guild International’s mission is to create exceptional theater that educates and inspires.

 

Vision

Bridging Arts and Minds.

President's Message

President's Message

Dear Friends and Supporters:

For 12 years Laredo Theater Guild International has produced theater of high theatrical standards for our community. As you can see on this website, our list of productions runs the theatrical spectrum: we produce literary classics in our Class on Stage® Series, thought-provoking dramatic masterpieces, side-splitting farces and comedies, and dazzling summer musicals.

Adjusting to a new (yet temporary) normal over the last year has been challenging for our organization. Although unable to produce live theater due to COVID-19, we have turned to online productions for the moment. In addition, our board has been tirelessly working to further our mission to create exceptional theater that educates and inspires. Last year our board completed our first-ever Strategic Plan, and, as a result, we have some very exciting projects that we hope to announce very soon.

We so value our partnerships within our community, including with Laredo College and Texas A&M International University. Our local institutes of higher education not only enrich the lives of their students but also of our entire community. We truly could not perform live theater without their commitment and support.

Thank you to our many generous sponsors and volunteers. Please consider joining our donor list or renewing your support with an online donation (a link may be found on our homepage) or with a check sent to P.O. Box 451337, Laredo, TX 78045.

We truly hope to return to live performances soon. Until then, please stay safe, stay healthy and, whenever possible, stay home. Enjoy our show!

Karen Mejia
President

Board Members / Advisors

Board Members / Advisors

Board of Directors

  • Karen Mejia, President
  • Telissa Molano, Vice President
  • Jennifer Beckelhymer, Treasurer
  • Marco Gonzalez, Artistic Director
  • Stephanie Solis Schnyder, Recording Secretary
  • Dr. Celina Oliveira, Corresponding Secretary
  • John Maxstadt, Parliamentarian
  • Jose Flores, Historian
  • Vernon Carroll, President Emeritus
  • Chris Morgan, Past President
  • Byron “Andy” Alford
  • Suzanne Alford
  • Hacel Arias
  • Karol Batey
  • Casandra Canales
  • Dr. Mary Grace Carroll
  • Daniel Castillo
  • Debbie Goldberg
  • William Hauserman
  • Celia Hernandez
  • Allie Howland
  • Linda Howland
  • Susie Laurel
  • Brian Manning-Spindt
  • Henry Mejia
  • Julio Mendez
  • Marissa Perez García
  • Ana lu Ramirez
  • Russell Simpson

Advisors

  • Joe Arciniega
  • Dr. Pablo Arenaz
  • Melissa Barrera González, San Antonio
  • Candy Hein
  • Dr. Thomas Mitchell
  • Dr. Ricardo Solis
  • Raul C. Staggs, Los Angeles
  • Julia Vera, Los Angeles
  • Susan Walker
  • Veronica Ramirez

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Become A Donor

To join “The Guild” or to renew your support for 2020, please mail your potential tax-deductible donation to LTGI at

Laredo Theater Guild International
P.O. Box 451337
Laredo, Texas 78045