ATCteen is a free learner-driven interdisciplinary theatre education program. Our mission is to provide quality experiential learning opportunities while empowering strong leaders, developing empathetic artists, and allowing our students to explore their unique passions.  Teen members can curate their educational experience by picking from a variety of classes and activities or designing their own projects. 

As an ensemble, ATCteen produces two to three shows each season, at least one of which is a student written work. ATCteen shows are led by teen artistic teams comprised of student designers, technicians, directors, choreographers, music directors, conductors and more. The program is led by our ATCteen Council: a small group of dedicated students who help make the executive and artistic decisions for the program including show selection, class topics, and how we engage with the company and community. 

We believe each student brings something unique to the table and want to help them unlock their unique creative potential. 

ATCteen Member– Once you attend an ATCteen event you are officially an ATCteen member. Members participate in at least one project a year. 

As a Teen Member you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Attend ATC mainstage professional shows for FREE!
  • Attend special classes and workshops designed for ATCteens
  • Plan your own artistic projects and events!
  • Be involved in the creative or technical aspects of ATCteen productions
  • And so much more!

ATCteen Council Members– ATCteen is a student-led program which means our students have the unique opportunity to make major decisions for the program. Students looking to be more involved with ATCteen and the decision-making process should apply to be part of our ATCteen Council. The ATCteen Council decides programming, classes, and involvement in community events. Council members also get to shadow professionals at ATC in the areas they are interested.  The application process for becoming an ATCteen Council Member begins at the end of each school year. Benefits of Council Membership include: 

  • All ATCteen Member benefits
  • Full scholarship to Summer On Stage/Summer Back Stage
  • Opportunities to shadow theatre professionals at ATC
  • Leading and making decisions for the program


You can register for ATCteen at any point during the school year. No fees required, all you need to do is fill out this form and show up to any of our classes, auditions, or events. For inquiries about Tucson ATCteen please contact aburke@arizonatheatre.org, for Phoenix ATCteen please contact msutton@arizonatheatre.org. 

ATCteen Tucson

Regularly Occurring Events: 

  • Improv Troupe – Every Saturday 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
  • Playwriting – Every Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
  • Acting & Voice – Every Monday 6:00 — 7:00 p.m. 
  • Dance & Movement — Every Monday 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. 
  • Council meetings – Every other Saturday 2:00 — 4:00 p.m. 
  • ATCteen Nights 2019/2020 Season – September 13th, October 25th, December 6th, January 24th, March 13th, and April 24th  
  • ATCteen Town Hall Assemblies – Saturday 2:00-4:00 August 24th, Friday November 8th, February 14th, and May 29th  
  • Auditions – September 1st-2nd. November 9th and 10th, and April 22nd and 23rd 
  • Rehearsals – Wednesdays and Fridays 6:00-9:00 p.m. A more exact schedule will be available at auditions for each show. 

*All events are at our education office in the ATC admin building at 334 S Scott Ave unless otherwise specified.


  • Lock-In of the Living Dead A student-written zombie parody with pop-songs — October 26th and 27th 
  • Hamlet – By William ShakespeareFebruary 1st and 2nd 
  • Core Stories – A student-written fantasy play  May 2nd and 3rd

ATCteen Phoenix


Regularly Occurring Events: 

  • Improv Workshop– Every Monday 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  
  • Council meetings – Once a month 
  • Masterclasses – Once a month
  • ATCteen Nights 2019/2020 Season – October 5, November 16, January 7, February 15, April 4, May 16

*All events, except for ATCteen Nights, are at The Arizona Opera (1636 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004) unless otherwise specified.

If you want to be added to our email list for more information please email msutton@arizonatheatre.org.

The mission of Arizona Theatre Company is to inspire, engage, and entertain –one moment, one production, and one audience at a time. ATC shares the passion of the theatre through a wide array of outreach programs, educational opportunities, access initiatives, and community events. With more than 700 Education & Engagement activities through the schools and summer programs, ATC focuses on teaching Arizona’s youth about the creative power of dramatic literature and how it can enrich their own lives in multiple ways. Your gifts at every level support Arizona Theatre Company’s mission to inspire, engage, and entertain – one moment, one production, and one audience at a time. Donors play a starring role at ATC, providing the funds vital to our productions and education programs. Ticket sales and subscriptions cover about 60% of the budget; the remainder comes from contributions from people like you.