For All

Here at Arizona Theatre Company in the Learning and Education Department, we strongly believe that theater education is for everyone. Whether its an audience member engaging more deeply with a shows themes or an actor who wants to learn to be a teacher, we have programs for continued learning that might be a good fit for you.

Post-Show Discussions | Teaching Artist Apprenticeship | Internships | Veterans Playwriting Project| Request a Teaching Artist


Led by a member of ATC staff, post-show discussions are lively conversations between actors and audience about the play and its performance. Post-show discussions are offered after select regular performances and all Student Matinees.



Interested in becoming a teaching artist through ATC? Join the apprenticeship program for resources, training, and employment opportunities.

For More Information:

Contact: education@arizonatheatre.org



Applications for ATC’s 2018/2019 Professional Internship Program are now available!

Internship Dates:
August 2018 through May 2019. Specific start and end dates are negotiable.

Arizona Theatre Company supports the ongoing learning of professional interns every season. Each internship is unique and created with the specific individual in mind. Our internships are built around our interns’ personal passions, abilities, and educational goals. We provide a solid and inclusive professional experience within our company that serves as a springboard to their future career.

Specific skill demands vary by department, but basic requirements for any ATC internship include computer literacy, a sense of humor, passion, and curiosity.

Internships vary depending on the individual applicant and their area of interest. However, all internships at Arizona Theatre Company include:

  • Shadowing of theatre professionals, creating contacts that could lead to opportunities following the intern year;
  • Creative development with ongoing evaluation and skills-based learning;
  • Production experience: Interns are involved in all ATC productions;
  • Cross-departmental work within the company to aid understanding of how a non-profit arts organization works as a whole;
  • Space to tailor the internship to individual needs and interests;
  • Complimentary tickets to all ATC productions;
  • A supportive and welcoming environment in which to grow.

Internships are based on a 40-hour work week with the exception of technical rehearsals, and the intern receives a weekly stipend of $150 to assist with living expenses. Housing is not provided. Non-paid school credit internships are also available throughout the season.

Types of Internships

Stage and Production Management
The stage and production management intern will assist the Production Manager and Associate Production Manager with day-to-day logistical planning, communicating with technical and artistic staff, and assisting with administrative duties, such as expense coding and production meeting minutes. You will also have opportunities throughout the season to work closely with Equity stage managers in rehearsal and performance, with the option to work as part of the technical run crew for our mainstage shows. Roles can vary from season to season, but all offer unique learning and participation experiences. Applicants for these positions should have some prior experience in stage or production management. This internship is offered as a full-time (9 months) or part-time (4 to 5 months) position.

Technical Theatre
Technical theatre internships are available in the following areas: Costumes, Props, Electrics/Lighting, Sound, Technical Direction, Scenic Construction, and Scenic Painting. 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 full-time (9 months) or part-time (4 to 5 months) positions.

How To Apply:

The Learning & Education department supports interns throughout the company. Please check the internship page for updates. 

If you are interested in interning with the education department during the year please email education@arizonatheatre.org

If you are interested in interning for Summer on Stage please check the internship page for applications and updates. 

Summer on Stage internships can be in education, directing, lighting, props, scenic construction, painting, sound and stage management. All Summer on Stage interns will be working directly with students and taking on mentor roles..

Download Internship Description | Download Internship Application


A reading of an original work during the Veteran’s Playwriting Project 2017


Theatre Communications Group’s Veterans and Theatre Institute (VTI), in collaboration with Arizona Theatre Company, invites veterans and active military personnel in our communities to create and explore theatre together. Our Veterans Playwriting Project asks students to reflect on their personal stories, experiences, and beliefs while expanding their creative and imaginative potential as playwrights.

Open at no cost to all veterans and active military personnel, ages 18 years and older.


  • Dates & Times: Thursday evenings (6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.), February 8 – April 26, 2018
  • Location: Temple of Music and Art
  • Instructors: Jasmine Roth, Education Associate (Arizona Theatre Company); and Alfred Griffin, Playwright, Teacher, and Founder (Amazing Wretches)
  • Master Playwright Mentor: Elaine Romero, Playwright-in-Residence (Arizona Theatre Company) and Assistant Professor, School of Theatre, Film and Television (The University of Arizona)

Contact Jasmine Roth (jroth@arizonatheatre.org) for more information!


  • Dates & Times: Wednesday evenings (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.), February 7 – June 6, 2018
  • Location: Mesa Arts Center, Contemporary Arts Building, MCA Classroom & Dobson Lecture Hall
  • Instructor: Holly Garner, Education Associate (Arizona Theatre Company)
  • Master Playwright Mentor: Dwayne Hartford, Artistic Director (Childsplay)

Contact Holly Garner (hgarner@arizonatheatre.org) for more information!




Do you have a special event coming up, or want to do something different for your organization or group? Our wonderful team of teaching artists are happy to create a workshop that’s just right for you.