Our Mission & About Us

People are the magic ingredient behind Hispanic art. Passion is what ignites and drives us at Hispanic Arts Theatre. We’re a group of multi-cultural individuals who craft plays in San Diego and bring other cultural events together.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (# 33-0938941) Hispanic Arts Theatre was created with the goal in mind to promote Hispanic art and foster cross-cultural understanding in our community. Through the sharing of the arts this will result in a greater appreciation and understanding of the common values among cultures and will also provide educational opportunities for the community.

Hispanic Arts Theatre enriches the community by offering unique, multi-cultural productions that reflect our common values. Our performances foster cross-cultural and cross-generational understanding. The organization aspires to cross not just cultural lines but generational ones as well. Ticket prices are set so that a family trip to plays in San Diego are an affordable, fun and meaningful experience together.

Being a town with a rich professional theatrical tradition, San Diego is the perfect launch pad for the unique vision and passion of Hispanic Arts Theatre. We hope you can join us to experience the wonderful Hispanic art we present here in San Diego county.

A Theatre Board that Brings Hispanic Arts to Life

Our volunteer board is passionate about Hispanic culture. Their volunteer services help bring unique Hispanic performances to San Diego. With a wealth of experience in various careers each one of our board members brings an essential component to making Hispanic arts a reality in San Diego.

Meet Our Board


Carlos Mendoza
Carlos Mendoza

Producing Artistic Director

Mr. Mendoza is a graduate of the United States International University in San Diego, he earned his BFA with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. Since that time, he has worked extensively as a director, choreographer and producer. He has won San Diego Critics Circle Awards for his productions of WEST SIDE STORY and RAGTIME, the 2014 BRAVO (San Diego) award for body of work, the 2015 National Youth Arts Award for his production of IN THE HEIGHTS at San Diego Junior Theatre and an Inland Theatre League Award for choreography for his production of IN THE HEIGHTS at Performance Riverside. He is currently a project coordinator for BEYOND THE BELL BROADWAY, for the San Ysidro school district.

Ben Mendoza
Ben Mendoza

President

Mr. Mendoza, a graduate of San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), has continued to be a part of the arts community in San Diego. His degree in International Business Relations has been essential in leading HAT's way. When not working in the arts, Mr. Mendoza is a Business Account Executive for T-Mobile Business.

Ralph Johnson
Ralph Johnson

Vice-President

Mr. Johnson has served on the Hispanic Arts Theatre Board for several years. He has been a member of the performing arts community in San Diego since 1990. His San Diego theatre credits include productions with The Old Globe Theatre, Moonlight Stage Productions, Lamb's Players Theatre, Cygnet Theatre Company, Welk Resort Theatre, ion theatre company, and Grossmont College.

Fanny Miller – Media
Ryan Fahey – Marketing
Hilda Delgado – Secretary
Ray Buendia – Legal
Adriana Karzen – Treasurer
Alicia Mendoza
Tom Colarusso
Sue Boland
Ivan Quiceno
Jeanette Quiceno
Carlos Murillas
Andy Gonzales
Brenda Julia
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