Friday, December 11, 2009

Tucson: Arts for All seeks dedicated performers for its Youth Ensemble Company!


From: Christine Melnyczenko []
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 9:14 AM
Subject: Arts for All seeks dedicated performers for its Youth Ensemble Company!


Do you know a young actor, singer or dancer?  Do you know someone with a special talent?  They may be perfect for Arts for All's Youth Ensemble Company!  Please see attached press release and pass on the information!







Marcia Berger, ext. 203          
phone: 622-4100
fax:      624-0303


Arts for All Seeks Actors, Singers, Dancers, Performers for its Youth Ensemble Company!


December 11, 2009


Tucson, AZ –– Local arts non-profit organization Arts for All, Inc. Youth Ensemble Company will hold auditions for positions in its company of dedicated performers. Auditions will be held by appointment at Arts for All, 2520 N. Oracle Road.  Please call Vanessa at 520-622-4100 to schedule an appointment.


Rehearsals will be held Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Arts for All Youth Ensemble Company is a program that continues throughout the year and members will be asked to perform at various engagements.


Arts for All Ensemble Company is seeking actors, singers and dancers ages 8 through 18. Experience in theater and improvisation is preferred. They are also seeking young actors well versed in American Sign Language. Actors with and without disabilities are encouraged to audition.  Actors should prepare a one-minute memorized monologue in their best diction and a song without accompaniment. The monologue can be prose or poetry, preferably not original work. Signers should prepare a one-minute monologue, song or poem. Dancers and those with specialties such as acrobatics, juggling or magic should prepare a short demonstration.


Vanessa "V" Ford, the new drama teacher at Arts for All, is the Youth Ensemble's director. A professional actress, singer and director, Ford is also a theatre scholar, studying how the mind and brain work in people when they participate in theater. She holds degrees from the University of Georgia, the University of Arizona and is a New York City AMDA alumnus. Her professional acting credits include To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, The Gingerbread Lady, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Country Wife, The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, while her professional directing credits include Tongue of a Bird, Miss Margarita's Way and the world premiere of Bernard Pomerance's Hands of Light.


"It is incredibly vital to the well-being of our children that we give them creative outlets. Theatre is such an expressive form, and allows for almost anyone to be a part of that expression. Most people think of theatre as being only about the actor's expression, but there are a whole host of people behind the scenes who are also part of that creativity; costume, set, light and sound designers, scenic artisans, prop builders, technical directors, even computer programmers are a part of the theatre. There really is a place for everyone in theatre, no matter what your interests or abilities. And that's what we strive to do at Arts for All. We include everyone."


Please call (520) 622-4100 ext. 203 for more information and to schedule an audition appointment.


Since 1985, Arts for All, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been introducing the wonders of the arts to children and adults with and without disabilities through preschool, out-of-school time, Summer/Winter Arts Camps and a day program.  Arts for All, Inc. constantly strives to fulfill its mission to provide accessible education, training and experiences in the Arts. For more information, please contact Marcia Berger, Executive Director, at 520-622-4100 and visit


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