Education Programs

"We use theatre as a catalyst to inspire creativity." - ATC Learning & Education Department

STUDENTS OF TODAY ARE THE ARTISTS OF TOMORROW. ATC’S LEARNING & EDUCATION PROGRAMS INSPIRE CREATIVITY IN SCHOOLS AND ACROSS THE STATE IN A NUMBER OF WAYS, BOTH CONNECTED TO OUR STAGE AND BEYOND OUR WALLS. YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT OF ATC MAKES PROGRAMS LIKE THESE POSSIBLE.

     

ON OUR STAGE

The live theatre experience is at the heart of everything we do in Learning & Education. We strive to make that experience accessible to students of all ages and abilities, whether that means subsidizing student tickets or providing contextualized lesson plans for the classroom.

STUDENT MATINEES

Student Matinees allow us to share the live theatre experience at low or no cost to young people throughout Arizona. Each Student Matinee performance is followed by a post-show discussion with members of the cast and ATC staff, and informative Play Guides are available for teachers to enhance their students’ understanding of each play. Classroom visits and backstage tours are other possible extras to complete the Student Matinee experience.

Season Info: Tucson / Temple of Music and Art
Registration Form: Tucson / Temple of Music and Art
To schedule a student matinee field trip, please contact Jasmine Roth, Education Associate, jroth@arizonatheatre.org

Season Info: Phoenix / Herberger Theater Center
Registration Form: Phoenix / Herberger Theater Center
To schedule a student matinee field trip, please contact Holly Garner at hgarner@arizonatheatre.org.

Student tickets to any regularly scheduled ATC performance are just $10 each! Call the Box Office for more information or to reserve your seats today:

Tucson: 520-622-2823
Phoenix: 602-256-6995

POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS

Led by a member of ATC staff, post-show discussions are lively conversations between actors and audience about the play and its performance. Post-show discussions are offered after select regular performances and all Student Matinees.

PLAY GUIDES

These guides are created for each of our plays and are available as a free resource on our website. Play Guides cover topics relating to the play, contextual information about the period in which the play is set, and the process the play went through to reach production. For plays featured in our Student Matinee Series, Play Guides will include theatre and language arts-related lesson plans as well as discussion questions for the classroom.

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SUMMER ON STAGE

Summer on Stage is a five-week intensive training program in performance and technical theatre that culminates in fully realized productions performed on the main stage at the Temple of Music and Art. Arizona Theatre Company staff and professional teaching artists selected by ATC lead students through immersive training that contributes to an experience that prepares young people for a creative and engaged life in the arts or in any field!

Registration information is coming soon! To be put on a wait list, please contact the Learning & Education team at education@arizonatheatre.org.

2017 Summer On Stage Registration Form
2017 Summer Backstage Registration Form 

2017 Summer On Stage Internship Application

2017 Summer On Stage Scholarship Application

Photo Galleries
Professional production photos are courtesy of Saguaro Shadows Photography.

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Take a look at what Summer on Stage is all about!

THEATRE ON THE GO

Using theatre as a catalyst to inspire creativity, our Learning & Education staff and expert teaching artists travel to classrooms all over Arizona to help students unleash their own inner storyteller. Theatre On The Go programs are available as workshops, one week residencies, or immersive ongoing programs tailored for your classroom.

MY SHAKESPEARE

Let ATC immerse your students in the world and language of Shakespeare by approaching his works as actors do! MyShakespeare invites students to get away from their desks to actively explore the modern themes and discover personal connections in Shakespeare’s classic plays.

“My students learned Shakespeare in an exciting, hands-on and creative way that left them wanting more.” – Teacher at New School for the Arts & Academics, Phoenix

For More Information:

Contact: education@arizonatheatre.org

MY STORY

Storytelling is at the heart of live theatre, but speaking in front of a group can be daunting. By embracing the joy and playfulness of storytelling through improvisation and collaborative theatre activities, ATC’s MyStory program unlocks the energy and potential of each participant as they work with our teaching artists to create original performances inspired by their own unique stories.

“ATC’s workshop challenged our students to take ownership of their education, helped them overcome their fears and reservations, and demonstrated their true potential.” – Teacher at Summit High School, Flagstaff

For More Information:

Contact: education@arizonatheatre.org

ONCE UPONNA

Bring out your inner performing artist by exploring stories and tales from around the globe. This interactive program uses puppetry, music, and imagery to navigate theatre – play while building confidence and teamwork. Imagination comes to life as students begin to weave their own tales!

For More Information:

Contact: education@arizonatheatre.org

PICTURE THIS

Developed in partnership with the Tucson Museum of Art and Phoenix Art Museum, PictureTHIS combines visual art and literacy with theatrical storytelling. Student participants create original pieces of performance inspired by works of art curated by museum and ATC staff.

“I had a blast making a piece of theatre that I was proud of.” – Katy Travers, PictureTHIS participant

For More Information:

Contact: education@arizonatheatre.org

GET INVOLVED

ATC TEEN MEMBERSHIP

Members ages 13-18 get special invitations to teen events, free workshops, performances, and more!

For More Information:

Contact: education@arizonatheatre.org

TEACHING ARTIST APPRENTICESHIP

Interested in becoming a teaching artist through ATC? Join the apprenticeship program for resources, training, and employment opportunities.

For More Information:

Contact: education@arizonatheatre.org

INTERNSHIPS

Apply for internship opportunities in our Education Department. Interns gain professional experience with professional teaching artists, directors, technicians, and ATC staff.

For More Information:

Contact: education@arizonatheatre.org

 

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