OUR MISSION: Serving Scottsdale and surrounding communities, Greasepaint Youtheatre programming is designed to develop the life skills and aesthetic knowledge that Youth will carry with them both as Artists and Audiences of Tomorrow. Our mission is to provide unique and compelling theatre experiences that educate and challenge young people to stretch the boundaries of imagination and awareness and achieve a positive sense of self.
OUR PHILOSOPHY: Greasepaint Youtheatre's philosophy is to provide child-centered programming, founded in arts curriculum and national standards for the performing arts. This professionally-designed programming, taught by expert teaching artists, creates an environment which provides a safe and open forum for each student interested in experiencing the Arts to personally explore new and exciting forms, while at the same time, building life skills they will display in the community.
OUR PROGRAMS: Each program will have a purpose, a focus, and serve the community as a whole, while also providing Greasepaint with a population of eager and talented student-performers who will demonstrate those skills by helping create a piece of live theatre.
Producing Artistic Director
Board of Directors:
Maureen Dias-Watson, Producing Artistic Director
Anna Lock, President
Ellon Spear, Vice President
Tracy Bailey, Treasurer
Roxanne Smyer, Secretary
Penny Dyer, PhD
Dr. Mary Karlsson
Dr. Anne Marie Cosijns
Christine & Luis Gonzalez
Dr. Henri Sanel
Shannon & Chip Scutari
Ellon & Scott Spear
In Memory of our supporter, friend and fellow board member, David Strang:
David passed in 2012. In addition to Greasepaint, he was active in community affairs. He served on the City of Tempe Transportation Commission and was a board member for the Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau. David served on boards for Friends of the Tempe Center for the Arts, the Tempe Community Council and the Tempe Human Relations Commission.
Along with Greasepaint, David and his wife, Ellie supported the Arizona Theater Company, Arizona Opera and Childsplay. All of us at Greasepaint will miss David and his wonderful work on behalf of the young people of our community.