Arizona Theatre Company Seeks High School Students for
2013 Summer on Stage and Summer Backstage Youth Programs
Camp offers inside look at professional play production and performance
TUCSON, Ariz. (May 2, 2013) - Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is seeking high school students to join its 2013 Summer on Stage youth theatre program. This five-week intensive training program will give students the exclusive experience of working and performing with a major theatre company. The program will culminate in full-scale productions of “Elephant’s Graveyard” and musical “In Your Eyes.”
Throughout the program, ATC staff and professional teaching artists will lead students through a variety of theatre classes that include character development, voice and movement for the actor, dance, script and monologue study, theatrical design, and other areas of theatre that prepare students for a career in the arts.
A limited number of spaces are available for Summer Backstage, a technical theatre training program focused on set building and backstage production. Please visit the website listed below for further details.
WHAT: ATC is looking for high school students to join its 2013 Summer on Stage and Summer Backstage youth theatre programs.
WHO: High school students
WHEN: · Registration is open now through May 31; late registration will be open June 1 – 14.
· The program runs from June 24 – July 26, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
· Final performances will be held July 25 – 26 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Venues for this program:
· University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film and Television
· The Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. in downtown Tucson
PRICE: Summer on Stage: $900 registration until May 31; $1,050 late registration
Summer Backstage: $300 registration until May 31
Full and partial scholarships are available. For application forms and detailed price and registration information, please visit www.arizonatheatre.org/education/student-programs/summer-on-stage
CONTACT: April Jackson, education manager
520-884-8210, ext. 7513
MORE INFO: Please visit www.arizonatheatre.org.
About “Elephant’s Graveyard”
Winner of the 2008 Keene Prize for Literature, “Elephant’s Graveyard,” written by George Brant, is based on the sensationalized true story of Mary the Elephant’s tragic encounter with the townspeople of Erwin, Tennessee. A beautifully written and poignant exploration of American obsession with violence and spectacle, “Elephant’s Graveyard” will be an inspiration for “Summer on Stage” participants and audiences alike.
About “In Your Eyes”
“In Your Eyes” is a new, never-before-seen musical from Tony Award-winning duo Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt. Written before “Next to Normal” exploded on Broadway, “In Your Eyes” tells the story of high school students attempting to make sense of the chaos that ensues when a plot of gun violence is suspected at their school. They end up learning more about themselves and their peers than they anticipated in this honest and touching new musical.
About Arizona Theatre Company
Touching lives through the power of theatre, Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is the preeminent professional theatre in the state of Arizona. Boasting the largest seasonal subscriber base in the performing arts in Arizona, ATC is the only resident company in the US that reaps the benefits of a two-city operation. Now entering its 47th season, more than 130,000 people a year attend performances at the historic Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, and the intimate and elegant Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. Each season of shows, all produced in Arizona, reflect the rich variety of world drama—from classics to contemporary plays, from musicals to new works—along with a wide array of outreach programs, educational opportunities, access initiatives and new play programs. Mark Cole brings national arts management expertise to ATC as managing director, and 20-year veteran David Ira Goldstein continues to excel as ATC’s artistic director.
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