Welcome to Espanola's Mainstreet Theatre's web site! Here you will find everything you need to know about the theatre. This includes what shows we have coming up! What shows we've had in the past. Who we are and what we offer. And of course how you can get involved!

Upcoming Events!.

* Auditions for the Winter play*

* You Have the Right to Remain Dead *
Come check out our production of a Pat Cook Murder-Mystery-Comedy!
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* Summer Drama Camp 2117 *
Get a Jump on June at Espanola’s MainStreet Theatre.
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Pat Cook is at it again. In this zany murder mystery comedy, which is also a play within a play, with audience participation - no one knows what is going on. There is SUPPOSED to be a murder during the play, and there is one. The only problem is that the wrong person gets killed. Come join in the fun as Officer Bainbridge tries to figure out, with your help, just WHO dunit!

  • Friday, August 4, 7:00PM
  • Saturday, August 5, 7:00PM
  • Sunday, August 6, 2:00PM
  • Friday, August 11, 7:00PM
  • Saturday, August 12, 7:00PM
  • Sunday, August 13, 2:00PM

Auditions for the summer Pat Cook Murder-Mystery-Comedy YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN DEAD will be held on Thursday, June 8, 6:30-8:00, Monday June 12 6:30-8:00 and Thursday, June 15, 6:30-8:00. Please be prompt. Auditions will consist of cold reads and some movement. Please wear comfortable clothing. There are five male and five female parts available. The rehearsal schedule will be established as soon as the play is cast. Performance dates are August 4, ,5, 6, 11, 12, 13 - 7:00 on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 on Sunday afternoons. Tech week will be July 31 and August 1-3.

  • Thursday, June 8, 6:30-8:00
  • Monday June 12 6:30-8:00
  • Thursday, June 15, 6:30-8:00

Get a Jump on June at Espanola’s MainStreet Theatre. We have “stuff” going on! Summer Drama Camp will run the first three weeks of June and will include monologues, theatre games, voices, movement, improv, pantomime and imagination. Call 1-505-753-0877 for more information. Leave a message and the director will call you back. There are a few spaces left!

  • June 5 – June 23
  • 2 PM to 5 PM

Old Events

A Celebration of Spoken Word & the Language of Place
For National Poetry Month

Poetry, Music, Refreshments

$5 (suggested donation)

  • April 29th, 2017
  • 7:00 - 8:30 PM

  • July 23
  • 2:00 PM
  • Admission is Free
  • Donations are greatly appreciated!
  • House Opens at 1:30 PM
  • First come first serve.

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

Written by Don Zolidis

EMST's Summer Drama Camp Student Performance

Two narrators attempt to recreate all 209 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza. To make it more difficult, they attempt to combine them into one gigantic fable using well known and obscure stories.

Suggested for ages 8 and up.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Espanola's MainStreet Theatre is a non-profit company and relies on the generosity of volunteers!

Do you have a special theatre related skill? Would you like to work shows or even teach a class? Would you like to learn more about theatre first hand? Awesome!

If you'd like to volunteer for any of the jobs below let us know! Many jobs you could help with do not require prior experience. Below are a few examples of the many things you could help with!

  • Ushers
  • Crew
  • Costumes
  • Make-Up
  • Hair
  • Lighting Design & Technician
  • Sound Design & Technician
  • Clean Up
  • Set Design & Construction
  • Advertising
  • Funding
  • Other (Let Us Know!)

Espanola's MainStreet Theatre was founded by Wendy G. Hassemer and Rosalia Triana in 2012 as a non-profit, community-based theatre performance venue and theatre education center. Espanola's MainStreet Theatre offers classes and mounts theatrical productions geared toward the unique multicultural audience of Espanola. Children, youth, adults and seniors are engaged in projects that tell the unique stories of northern New Mexico while learning useful skills in communication and creative teamwork.

Espanola's MainStreet Theatre offers opportunities for growth and learning to all of its participants and audience members. We offer a variety of performance experiences: choral groups, poetry events, and live story telling, as well as all forms of theatre. In addition community members learn technical skills, including lighting, sound, and design, that transfer to many other fields. By tailoring plays and stories to both the traditional and contemporary cultural life of Espanola Valley and the social issues that are important to the community, we create performances and events that offer insights while entertaining our ever-growing audience.

Española's MainStreet Theatre

500 S. Paseo de Onate , Española, New Mexico 87532

Email: info@emstheatre.com

Phone: (505) 753-0877


(01/30/17) Call for actors and directors.

The theatre is producing their first show of 2017 and need volunteers, actors and directors. This production is called a A Flock of Shorts and will consist of 4 short plays that all tilt slightly towards the comical and absurd.