Summer on Stage is a five-week intensive training program in performance and technical theatre that culminates in two fully realized productions performed on the main stage at the Temple of Music and Art. Arizona Theatre Company staff and ATC-selected professional teaching artists 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!
Summer 2018 Dates: June 25 – July 29, 2018
The shows for Summer on Stage / Summer Backstage 2018 have been announced! This summer’s theme is…
SUMMER OF YOUTH UNHEARD
By Naomi Iizuka
A visceral blend of mythological stories told through the eyes of American street youth.
Book by Billie Joe Armstrong, Michael Mayer
Music by Green Day
Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong
The rock opera based on Green Day’s concept album explores the struggles of American teens finding their way in a post-9/11 world.
Develop performance skills and experience a professional rehearsal process with Summer on Stage! ATC staff and teaching artists support an extraordinary summer learning experience, leading students through a variety of acting, voice, and movement classes in the morning, and afternoon rehearsals leading to fully produced performances – one play and one musical – on the stage at the Temple of Music and Art.
Summer Backstage is all about the magic that takes place behind the scenes. Participants take classes with our Summer on Stage students and learn from ATC’s team of professional designers and technicians about theatrical design and management in preparation for a role as a backstage crew member for the two performances.
Tuition prices for Summer on Stage / Summer Backstage 2018 are coming soon!
Registration for Summer on Stage / Summer Backstage 2018 are coming soon!
Special features for Summer on Stage / Summer Backstage are coming soon!
What should I bring each day?
You are welcome to bring backpacks / bags, paper, and writing utensils. You NEED to bring water every day!!
What should I wear each day?
Plan to dress for comfort and safety. Wear clothes you can move in and shoes that cover your toes.
Audition Information (for Summer on Stage students):
“SOS helps understandings of a professional work environment, as well as the experience for a future job. Everyone is kind and helpful. You won’t regret it!”
– Mical Warren, Student
“Everything I learned from this program makes me better in real life … I’m learning how to be a better person and a better adult.”
– Adrianna Cota, Student
“I feel like I may have learned more and become more confident because I didn’t feel as though I was being walked through the process; I was fielding questions, making decisions and being overall responsible for my department.”
– Kat Polak, Intern
“I returned because I’ve learned so much, and I’ve made some of my best friends here. It’s a positive, loving, understanding environment.”
– Laura Leader, Student