Monday, March 30, 2015

Registration Now Open for Arizona Theatre Company's Summer on Stage Program

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Arizona Theatre Company's Summer on Stage Program

The students of today become the artists of tomorrow

Summer on Stage & Summer Backstage: TUCSON

Theatre has made me so much more open. Your skill sets improve so much, and you start to see the world with new eyes.
- Laura Leader, Summer on Stage participant 2012-2013


Arizona Theatre Companys Learning & Education team offer an ever-evolving Summer on Stage program, resident in Tucson for over a decade. ATC staff and local teaching artists work alongside college interns to inspire, engage, and empower our high school student participants as they navigate the steps toward becoming confident and visionary artists of tomorrow.


Our doors are open: anyone can participate.  An audition is not necessary to be a part of Summer on Stage, nor is performance experience required; passion and curiosity are the only prerequisites to success. Full and partial tuition scholarships are available through a transparent process to make certain all those who wish to participate can do so, regardless of cost.



Summer on Stage: Tucson is a five-week intensive theatre-training program that unleashes creativity and connects participants to their full potential. Over a few short weeks, the program bonds a disparate group of young people through a collaborative experience that instills within them a work ethic that is carried out into their wider community. It is extraordinary, meaningful and life-changing.


ATC staff and professional teaching artists selected by ATC guide our students through a variety of skill-based theatre classes that serve as the foundation to prepare them for a creative and engaged life in the arts and beyond, and culminating in fully-realized productions presented on the Arizona Theatre Company mainstage at the Temple of Music and Art.. We place an emphasis on process over product and articulate success through engagement, learning and growth.


Summer Backstage

Participants in the technical theatre training program are mentored by ATC staff and guest artists in hands-on workshop sessions that prepare them to assist in the creation and implementation of our scenic, lighting, sound, properties, and costume designs. The five-week experience for our Summer Backstage students culminates in their delivery of our shows as the technical crew for full productions at the Temple of Music and Art. Our Backstage students return to their schools with rigorous technical and creative practice, as ambassadors for their art form and as teachers of best practice to their own theatrical communities.



Summer on Stage has been one of the best experiences Ive had in my life thus far. The people you work with are wonderful and the amount of knowledge that Ive taken from the program is tremendous. I highly recommend it for people who are willing to work hard with what they love.

 – Jalon Jackson


[SOS] gave me more confidence. If I can be confident on stage, I can be confident in front of anybodyThis program changed my life. I loved it so much! The people are amazing. You learn so much and improve tremendously. Its so fun that your summer goes by too quickly.

Taylor Schlicht



Where & When

Classes and rehearsals take place in studio classrooms at the University of Arizonas School of Theatre, Film & Television. Technical workshops take place at ATCs facilities in downtown Tucson. Productions are performed at the Temple of Music and Art.

June 22 through July 24, 2015
Monday through Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm


Stonewall Scholars

Full and partial scholarships for Summer on Stage: Tucson are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Stonewall Foundation. Scholarship Application Forms are available on our website.





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