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
Video courtesy of Second Nature Productions, LLC.
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, whose lives are continually threatened, devalued, and effaced. Will they transform their lives or fall victim to their realities?
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 2018 are as follows. We accept cash, personal checks, money orders, and major credit cards. You are welcome to pay your student’s tuition fees up front, along with the non-refundable Registration Fee, or you can make arrangements with us to pay in installments. If you’re paying in installments, tuition must be paid in full by June 17, 2018.
Tuition includes Summer on Stage Program T-shirt. Tuition discount information will be posted soon.
Tuition assistance may be available. Please contact Jasmine Roth at email@example.com.
Registration is now open. Download the registration form below:
We need the following, along with your completed form, to process your registration.
If you cancel your registration before 5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2018, you will receive a refund for any paid tuition fees. No refunds will be given for any cancelations made after June 17, 2018. Written notification must be received for cancelations to be processed. Thank you for understanding.
For questions about registration, please email Jasmine Roth, Tucson Education Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schedule for Summer on Stage and Summer Backstage 2018 is coming soon!
Summer on Stage and Summer Backstage run Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., June 25 – July 29, 2018.
Performances will be July 26 – July 28, 2018.
Strike will be July 29, 2018.
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):
Applications for ATC’s Summer on Stage / Summer Backstage 2018 Internships are now available!
Arizona Theatre Company supports the ongoing learning for future professionals through our Summer on Stage / Summer Backstage programs. Each internship (whether production or education) is structured to provide a solid and inclusive professional experience within our company, serving as a springboard to your future career.
How to Apply:
Complete our application form and return it to us, along with a current resume, cover letter, and two professional references.
Specific skill demands vary based on department, but basic requirements for any SOS internship include computer literacy, a sense of humor, passion, and curiosity.
Internship Dates: June 18, 2018 – July 29, 2018. Specific start and end dates are negotiable.
Internships vary depending on the individual applicant and their area of interest. However, all SOS internships at Arizona Theatre Company include:
Internships are based on a 40-hour work week, with the exception of technical rehearsals, and production interns receive a stipend of $1000 for the program. Housing is not provided. Non-paid school credit internships are also available through the program.
Types of Internships:
Production Internships: Stage Management and Technical Theatre
The production interns act as integral parts of the production team for Arizona Theatre Company’s Summer on Stage program. Internships are offered in Stage Management, Technical Direction / Scenic Construction, Paints and Props, Costume Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, and Production Management. Interns will gain skills and expertise in their area through hands-on experience and mentorship from their on-site supervisor. Interns with experience in their area of concentration may be offered the opportunity to take on a bigger leadership role possibly acting as a Stage Manager, Assistant Technical Director, or similar positions for one of the productions.
These internships are offered as full-time positions.
Education Internships: Teaching Artists and Administrative Assistance
The Learning & Education Department seeks interns for the following roles: teaching artists for movement, voice, or acting class assistants/instruction; administrative duties as assigned from the SOS Program Manager, Artistic Director, or Production Manager (as needed). Teaching artists with technical theatre experience are encouraged to apply. Intern placement and training is based on each candidate’s current knowledge and their desire to learn. Interns will gain skills in their desired area through hands-on experience and mentorship from their on-site supervisor. Applicants for these positions should have some prior experience in their field.
These internships are offered as both full- and part-time positions.
For More Information:
Contact Holly Garner, Education Associate, at email@example.com.
“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