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TAMIU and LTGI Affirm Theatrical Partnership with MOU Signing Posted: 10/30/17

TAMIU and LTGI Affirm Theatrical Partnership with MOU Signing

 

LTGI Signing Ceremony
President Pablo Arenaz joins LTGI President Linda Lopez Howland in signing the MOU.  

 

It was a love affair born on the stage…and it’s ongoing. 

The innovative collaboration between the Laredo Theater Guild International (LTGI) and Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has been affirmed with the joint signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between LTGI and TAMIU Monday.

The MOU, which provides a collaborative framework for the University’s relationship with LTGI, and governs the use of rehearsal and performance space and student engagement in LTGI productions, was fittingly signed on stage at TAMIU’s Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre.

TAMIU President Pablo Arenaz said he is gratified to see the collaboration continue to benefit the University community and the community at large.

“LTGI is leading a theatre revolution in Laredo and this powerful collaboration enables us to augment our program offerings, provide students with performance experiences, and utilize our top-notch facilities as a preferred backdrop for a broad spectrum of theatrical presentations that are enjoyed by our on-campus and surrounding communities. We especially appreciate the leadership and insight by LTGI President Linda Lopez Howland. It’s been a great partnership over the past eight years, and we look forward to continuing this relationship for years and generations to come,” Dr. Arenaz said.

LTGI President Linda Lopez Howland concurred, noting the collaboration’s strength fuels its mutual benefit.

“Thanks to this visionary partnership, we regularly bring the theatrical arts to life in our community.  As a community-based theatre organization, the steadfast partnership of our hometown University is important in enabling us to present dazzling productions like ‘Man of La Mancha,’ ‘Annie,’ ‘Cinderella’ and ‘The Who's Tommy;’ educational offerings of our Class on Stage Series, like Shakespeare's ‘Macbeth’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ and award-winning historical dramas like ‘The Diary of Anne Frank.’  Both LTGI and TAMIU share a mutual benefit that is only surpassed by the larger benefit to the people of Laredo,” Howland said.

In January, TAMIU will host the first production of LTGI’s ninth season, Federico García Lorca’s epic Spanish tragedy, “Yerma.”  

“Yerma,” will run Jan 11- 21, 2018 at TAMIU’s CFPA Theater and will be the first LTGI production delivered entirely in Spanish.  It will have a large cast of over 25 actors, and will be directed by LTGI artistic director Marco González.

For additional LTGI information, contact LTGI at  http://laredotheaterguild.org   LTGI can also be followed on social media on Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Instagram and Pinterest.

For TAMIU information, contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu or click on http://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/  TAMIU social media sites include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Celebrating the signing of the MOU between TAMIU and the Laredo Theater Guild International are, left to right:  Dr. Tom Mitchell, TAMIU Provost;  Dr. Claudia San Miguel, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences; Dr. Pablo Arenaz, president; Linda Lopez Howland, president, LTGI; Dr, Blake Carroll, LTGI; and Chris _____, LTGI.
Celebrating the signing of the MOU between TAMIU and the Laredo Theater Guild International are, left to right: Dr. Tom Mitchell, TAMIU Provost; Dr. Claudia San Miguel, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences; Dr. Pablo Arenaz, TAMIU President; Linda Lopez Howland, President, LTGI; Vernon Carroll, LTGI, and Chris Morgan, LTGI.