About

Hi!  Welcome!   We hope that you and yours are safe and well.  We miss you!

As we await the return of our normal lives, we have been working hard to find new and interesting ways to work together and create the art we love!  From virtual classes, to live streamed events, to plays on our outdoor stage – we have been keeping live theatre alive safely!

Coming up we have many more opportunities to enjoy performances form the comfort of your home or outdoors on our open air stage!

Watch for upcoming auditions very soon for plays being produced from January through May!

And when those shows are announced – get your tickets! Even outdoors, seating is limited to 40 for each event.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED THEIR TIME, TALENTS AND MONEY TO THE ARTS AT GREASEPAINT!

 

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. In addition, we consider the nurturing of professional talent in the Valley to be core to our work, providing employment opportunities to more than 50 local artists each season, with an emphasis on hiring alumni of our programs.

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.

Our Staff

Executive & Artistic Director:

Maureen Dias-Watson

7020 E. 2nd Street,

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(480) 949-7529

Board of Directors:

Lance Ross, President

Kristin Stewart, Vice President

Lori Mann Treasurer

Dr. Anne Marie Cosijns, Secretary of the Board

Maureen Dias-Watson

Anna Lock

Steve Gleave

Lisa Christian

Advisory Board:

Martha Wasserman

Christine & Luis Gonzalez

Dr. Henri Sanel

Parent Board 2019-20:

Erik & Kelli Luther

Jennifer Parker

Adam & Stacey Feldman

Tina Curran

Joe & Teresa Swingler

Jay & Traci Danek

Alum Board 2019-20:

Savannah Thompson

Breagh Watson

Hale Stewart

In Memory of our supporters, friends and fellow board members:

Daniel Schay

David Strang

Barry Smith

Kurt Bloeser