Blog Category: 2017 / 2018 Season

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Meet the Team: Our Favorite Moments in the 2017/2018 Season

We’ve reached the end of our 2017/2018 season! We are so proud and grateful to have shared another season of inspiring work with our communities and with each other. As we reflect back on this past season, we want to share some of our staff’s favorite moments with you. If you have favorite moments you’d […]

ATC Associate Production Manager Chris Gerling.

Meet the Artist: ATC Associate Production Manager Chris Gerling

Republished with permission from Big Image Theatre Network (BITN). Christopher Gerling was literally waiting in the wings … I’d just finished a fascinating interview with Production Manager Jen Smith on their set for Man Of La Mancha, and she had strategically placed Chris just offstage to tag in so she could get back to work. […]

Meet the Team: ATC Charge Scenic Artist Brigitte Bechtel

Republished with permission from Big Image Theatre Network (BITN). This article shouldn’t be happening, nope, not at all … I first met Brigitte Bechtel when the shop at Arizona Theatre Company contacted me to produce a digitally printed “Show Curtain” for their stellar production Man Of La Mancha.   I work for Big Image Systems, the […]

Meet the Artist: LOW DOWN DIRTY BLUES Scenic Designer Vicki Smith

VIDEO: Courtesy of Second Nature Productions, LLC. Click here to watch the video interview. Vicki Smith is the scenic designer for ATC’s production of Low Down Dirty Blues and a longtime collaborator at ATC. Most recently, she designed the set for our production of Fences in the 2015/2016 season. Other ATC credits include: Wait Until […]

Meet the Team: ATC Production Manager Jen Smith

Republished with permission from Big Image Theatre Network (BITN). It’s a back-of-house, production staff position, but it’s also a creative one. It’s a job that balances artistic vision with dollars and cents, realistic expectations with creative impulses, endless attention to the million details that make up a successful company. Sounds pretty straight-forward, right? But spend […]

In Context: Irish Farming Traditions and OUTSIDE MULLINGAR

AUTHOR: Lorraine Koleski, ATC Dramaturgical Volunteer, with Erin Treat Schauer, Dramaturg In part, Outside Mullingar revolves around four characters who are deeply tied to the traditions of Irish family farming. The characters’ essential connection to the land, to their ancestors, to each other, and to an uncertain future are all informed by traditions and practices that […]

Meet the Artist: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Director (And ATC Artistic Director) David Ivers

AUTHOR: Erin Treat Schauer, Dramaturg for Outside Mullingar and ATC Online Engagement Coordinator David Ivers is in his first season as Artistic Director of Arizona Theatre Company. He was most recently the Artistic Director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where he has acted and directed over 50 productions in a relationship spanning 20 seasons. His […]

Flip The Script: The Poetry of Marisela Treviño Orta

We’re thrilled to be producing Marisela Treviño Orta’s magical play The River Bride. The play is one of a trilogy of grim Latino fairy tales penned by the playwright, including Wolf at the Door (premiering at the New Jersey Repertory Company next fall) and Alcira. In addition to writing for the theatre, Ms. Orta is also […]

Community Partnership: Chapel Haven West

AUTHOR: Erin Treat, Online Engagement Coordinator As part of our renewed commitment to our Arizona communities, Arizona Theatre Company is proud to share the details of a burgeoning partnership with Chapel Haven West! Chapel Haven West (CHW) is a private nonprofit agency in Tucson serving individuals with mild developmental disabilities and those on the autism […]

Meet The Artist: THE RIVER BRIDE Playwright Marisela Treviño Orta

AUTHOR: Erin Treat, Online Engagement Coordinator Marisela Treviño Orta is an award-winning playwright in her third year of study at the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Her plays include: American Triage, Braided Sorrow (2006 Chicano/Latino Literary Prize in Drama, 2009 Pen Center USA Literary Award in Drama), Ghost Limb (2017 Brava Theater world premiere), Heart Shaped Nebula (2015 Shotgun Players world premiere), and Woman on […]