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August 3, 2021

Greasepaint Community:

During the past 18 months, Greasepaint’s programming decisions have been centered on keeping kids on stage as safely as possible during ever-changing pandemic conditions. Increasing covid infections in Arizona due to the delta variant during the past few weeks have prompted a change in the fall line-up:

·         Disney’s The Descendants will go on as scheduled but will be performed outside on the courtyard stage. We will be choreographing and costuming the full show and adding additional lights and improvements to enhance the show experience. Greasepaint originally selected this show to involve younger performers, many who may not yet be eligible for the covid vaccine. Therefore, to exercise caution for our young performers, crew and staff participating in a musical, moving this show to the outdoor venue is a safer approach.

·         The Addams Family Musical will be postponed until fall 2022. This was an extremely difficult decision. Those of you who know and love The Addams Family Musical know that it’s a BIG production with a large multi-age cast that requires our indoor stage at The Stagebrush. There are many factors related to community health and safety that we cannot control right now, and for our entire Greasepaint community’s protection, we have postponed this show.

 Stay tuned for dates and audition information for upcoming outdoor performances.

Please know we struggled with these decisions. But, as always, YOU and YOUR KIDS and your safety are our priority. The rest of the season after the winter holidays remains in place and it is our deepest wish that by then, all will be safe again to sing out strong and enjoy indoor musicals together.

Thank you for your continued support,

Maureen Dias-Watson

Artistic Director

Greasepaint Youtheatre

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE ARTS THROUGHOUT THIS PANDEMIC

 

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

Steve Gleave

Lisa Christian

                                                        Maureen Dias-Watson

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:

Doug Durant

Daniel Schay

David Strang

Barry Smith

Kurt Bloeser

                                                                      Keli Luther

Zachary Guerrero