2018 Dezmen Diaz winner of the first Hanford Monologue Slam. From Fresno State University, he took first prize. With the old Bastile in the background, this event marked the first ever monologue slam in Hanford history.
February 2017 marked the first time HMTC offered free acting classes and improv experience. Thanks to the then director of the Hanford Chamber of Commerce, Mike Bertaina, HMTC was allowed to use the Historical Old Courthouse, Hanford Multicultural Theater Company got her start. This generosity allowed HMTC to begin offering free acting classes and improv experience for the community.