Summer on Stage
Theatre Program for High School Students
Thank you SOS 2013!
Elephant’s Graveyard and In Your Eyes were both stunning successes and we can’t thank our Summer on Stage 2013 participants enough. Be sure to join us again next year for another summer of learning and adventure! Information on Summer on Stage 2014 will be available in January.
What is Summer on Stage?
Summer on Stage is a five-week intensive training program that culminates in two productions, a play and a musical, 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 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. Summer Backstage participants will be mentored by ATC staff and guest artists in additional in-depth and hands-on workshop sessions that will prepare them to assist in the build and load-in of our set, as well as for a spot on the backstage crews for our two productions.
Classes are held at the University of Arizona in the School of Theatre, Film and Television facilities. The first week of Summer on Stage is devoted to community building and audition preparation; we cast our two shows by the end of that first week. The next two weeks of the program are spent in morning technique and training classes, with afternoons devoted to rehearsals for our two shows. Our final two weeks are spent at the Temple of Music and Art in full-day rehearsals onstage and in our rehearsal hall as we incorporate all of our technical elements – set, lighting, costumes, sound, and props – on our way toward two evening performances at the end of the program.
Summer on Stage Blog
Summer on Stage 2013 participant Alec Coles blogged about his experience with us this summer – see what he and his fellow SOS students had to say here! http://atcstudentview.blogspot.com/
“Summer on Stage continues to be the most important and formative educational experience I have had in my life thus far.”
- Allegra Breedlove, Summer on Stage participant 2008-2012
“At SOS I am able to let go and experience a pure time of fun, challenge, and most of all, family. And that is something I treasure more than anything.”
- James Dumel, Summer on Stage participant 2010-2012
Production photography for Elephant’s Graveyard and In Your Eyes was provided by Saguaro Shadows Photography. Visit http://www.saguaroshadowsphoto.com/aztc for sample images or to order photos. You can also find rehearsal photos and student bios on the ATC Learning & Education Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/atc.ed
For More Information
April Jackson, Education Manager
(520) 884-8210 x 7513