The State Theatre

Arizona Theatre Company’s mission is to create world-class theatre about what it means to be alive today – 
inspiring curiosity and creativity, sparking empathy and joy – bringing all Arizonans together.

Arizona Theatre Company’s vision is to transform the lives of every Arizonan through the power of theatre.

Arizona Theatre Company puts our artists and audience at the heart of all we do. ATC’s performances bring people together on our stages to experience essential stories about what it means to be alive today, from reimagined classics to contemporary plays, original works, and innovative musicals fostering continued conversation beyond the theatre walls.

Founded in 1966 and celebrating its 54th season, ATC is led by The Kasser Family Artistic Director Sean Daniels and Managing Director Geri Wright. ATC operates in two major cities, unlike any other LORT theatre in the country and is recognized as the official State theatre.

Each season, ATC collaborates with world-class artists to create productions and programs about what it means to be alive today, inspiring curiosity and sparking joy, bringing all Arizonans together.

ATC shares the power of theatre through a variety of outreach programs, educational opportunities, access initiatives, and community events. Including our nationally recognized ATCteen program and National Latinx Playwright Award, ATC focuses on training artists, audience, and community members about the creative power of theatre reaching far beyond the metropolitan areas of Tucson and Phoenix, enriching the theatre learning experience for all.

ATC reaches far beyond the metropolitan areas of Tucson and Phoenix, enriching the theatre learning experience for current and future audiences.


ATC Supports Its Vital Mission with These Key Initiatives

ATC Mainstage
Each season ATC produces six mainstage productions, bringing together the best talent from across Arizona, the country, and the world. ATC playwrights, directors, designers, actors, and production teams represent the finest artists and technicians working today.

Engagement in Phoenix and Tucson
ATC provides a place for communities across Arizona to gather, share, and explore the artmaking process.

New Play Development
ATC provides playwrights and theater makers, both locally and internationally, a place to develop their work. Through workshops and readings, we give artists a place to incubate and launch productions, both at ATC and beyond. ATC is also proud to support emerging voices with the annual National Latinx Playwright Award.

Education and Outreach
ATC delivers inspiring experiences in a number of ways, both connected to our stage and beyond our walls, in schools, and across the state. Core programs of our education efforts include Summer On Stage, ATCteen, Student Matinees, and the Artist-In-Residence program.


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