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NMSU Theatre Arts, ASTC announce new artistic director

The New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company (ASTC) has appointed Tom Smith, associate professor of theater, as artistic director beginning with the 2005-2006 season.

onored by this appointment and hope to carry through NMSU Theatre Arts' and ASTC's mission to bring exceptionally high quality theater and guest professionals to Las Cruces," Smith said.

ASTC, a not-for-profit corporation, was founded in 1984 by Bruce Streett and Mark Medoff, a Tony Award-winning playwright. In the last 10 years, more than 175,000 patrons have attended ASTC/NMSU performances at the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the NMSU campus.