Cornerstone Theatre’s mission is to give artists in third-world countries an opportunity to be a part of a professional theatrical production in order to hone and mature their skills.
Our goal as a theatre production company and art school is 3-fold:
- To do theatrical productions that will teach and strengthen moral values in children and young people.
- As a theatre, to present large-scale quality performances suitable for the entire family and for the community.
- As a fine arts school to train young people in singing, dancing, acting in a safe environment.
Cornerstone Theatre’s heart is to reach people of every language, race, gender, and culture with moral values. First, by training them in an area that is close to their heart, the arts. By training them, we simultaneously create a theatrical production, using local artists not only on stage, but backstage to sew costumes, build sets, paint scenery, artistically create props. Finally, we present to the public a theatrical event, which is Broadway style, with a message of hope and inspiration to all who attend.
Richard Montez is the managing director of Cornerstone Theatre, based in Dallas, Texas, the USA.
He was a professional singer/dancer/choreographer for Disneyland. He acted professionally for 15 years on stage, on film and television. He has directed and produced theatrical events, seminars or workshops in 82 countries. He has directed over 500 productions and is currently on his 30th World Tour.
He is a graduate of CFNI in Dallas, Texas, attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico, and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bethesda University in Anaheim, California.