To use theatre as a catalyst to inspire creativity.
We are committed to fostering the imagination and skill sets of all ages and offer various programs to enrich and empower every individual. From student matinees and school-based residencies to internships and master classes, we have something for everyone. Art plays a vital role in the creation of a healthy society. We believe in the power of theatre arts to affect social change. That is why Arizona Theatre Company’s unique learning opportunities are designed to increase awareness and celebrate difference. We’re all going on a journey. It is all about the art and the audience. Sometimes in partnership, sometimes in collision. From both places learning and opportunity emerge.
Theatre Arts education has been a part of the mission since the company’s inception in 1967. With a starting point of performances staged in the ballroom of a Tucson hotel, Arizona Theatre Company now offers an array of education and community programming strategically designed to place live theatre throughout the state.
In the 2017/2018 Season, ATC Learning & Education
Served over 13,000 students
Had Residencies in 10 out of 15 countries
And partnered with 291 schools and organizations
Our programming can be broken up into three categories:
For Students– programs such as ATCteen and SOS that young people ages 13-19 can get involved with
For Educators– Ways of integrating the arts into classrooms across the state and exposing students to professional theatre in our theatres
For All – for the student of any age to engage more deeply with theatre in a myriad of ways
MEET THE TEAM
Director of Learning and Education
Jasmine Roth is a theatre artist originally from New Hampshire, but has lived in Tucson for the last four years. Before becoming the Director of Education at Arizona Theatre Company, Jasmine served as the Education Associate of Tucson for three years. As a theatre practitioner, Jasmine has worked as a director, actor, dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She has been a company member at ZUZI! Dance, and a resident director at Something Something Theatre. Jasmine studied theatre and dance at Union College in upstate NY, where she graduated Summa Cum laude. She also trained as an actor with New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Apprentice Program, Saratoga Shakespeare Company, SITI Company and the National Vietnamese Opera in Hanoi. As an educator, Jasmine has taught both theatre and dance internationally in Cape Town, South Africa and Hanoi, Vietnam, for organizations in Tucson including: ZUZI!, Diverse Dance, Christian Youth Theater, the Catalina Foothills School District Community Schools Program, and in many other schools and organizations throughout the US. When not teaching, Jasmine can be found performing, directing and choreographing throughout the community.
Megan Sutton is the Education Associate for Arizona Theatre Company in Phoenix. This Arizona native is a proud graduate of Grand Canyon University where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Drama. During her time there she was able to explore all areas of theatre from script to stage and found one of her main passions in education. Megan has worked as a teaching artist around the valley with companies such as Childsplay, MoezArt, and Kidstage. She has also had the opportunity to help found and direct an independent phoenix-based improv troupe. When she is not teaching or improvising, she can be found pursuing acting and directing.
Alina Burke has a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a concentration in Theatre from Amherst College. Her copious theatre pursuits throughout college ranged from directing a production of The Importance of Being Earnest to playing Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. Since graduating, she has worked locally with ATC and Tucson Fringe as well as in San Francisco with the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. As a Tucson native, she has seen first-hand the influence that ATC’s education department has over the community, and enjoys contributing to this important program.
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.