We at Hanford Multicultural Theater Company are so excited to announce that the California Arts Council has awarded our non profit a Cultural Pathways program grant!! This grant will help us move forward with projects/events that we have planned! Thank you to everyone for their support! .

We got the grant! @CalArtsCouncil will support HanfordMTC this year. #ArtsCA

A special thanks to Lilia Gonzáles Chávez, Executive Director, for helping us through the process!

FREE Acting Classes!!

We offer FREE acting classes on Wednesdays!


Children: 5-6 pm

Teens & Adults (mix): 6-7 pm

Adults (18+ only): 7-8 pm


The west side of the Hanford Civic Center.

     Address: 400 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230.

*Text or call us at 559.997.3838 for guidance to our location.

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HMTC's Focus

Hanford Multicultural Theatrical Company strives to bring the world of theater and improv to a diverse community. Founded by national playwright, Silvia Gonzalez Scherer, she hoped to bring to Hanford a little taste of her theatrical experiences. It is a fairly new company that continues to grow in both members and community participation. So far HMTC has launched it's first annual, Dia de Los Muertos Event, and is now in the works of presenting a Monologue Slam competition in the Spring and producing a Summer play of "In the Heights".

HMTC has gained a significant amount of talent and can only hope that our team will help these budding actors develop the training and experiences they need for the acting world. Class activities range from doing improv training exercises/warmups, monologue practices, and cold readings (to read a play/script that you have never seen before) with groups.

Our classes are free, which means that anybody can come and go as they please. Those who have joined us find joy and excitement as they meet new people and help each other grow in their abilities. Our class allows for people to develop necessary life skills thanks to improv: meaning we can help ease those nerves if you're unsure of how to get an interview for a job!

If you are too shy to act, that is ok! We encourage guests to sit in during our acting class sessions, and when ready, they can join in on the fun any time!

This is our logo and we think it is awesome. Made by a Russian artist.


Wish to contribute to our growing company or to help keep our free acting classes? Help us out by donating! Follow the link by clicking this button for more details.

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