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!  To that end, we have begun Phase I which consists of livestream performances of small cast radio plays!

From The Fall of the House of Usher to War of the Worlds, The Maltese Falcon to Three Skeleton Key – the titles were chosen for our Thriller Thursdays beginning August 13th.

Check back here for more info on how to listen to these live from the comfort of your home – or purchase one of the only 25 seats available to be a member of the live studio audience!

Phase II begins September 18th with the first live performance of a play – outside in our courtyard on a new stage being built specifically to give us the opportunity to perform safely – Our Town, A Long Time Ago, Charlotte’s Web, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Gifted! Directors include Dale Nakagawa, Moe Watson, Noa Gauthier, Becca Courtney, Gin Selfridge, Pete Bish and Joycelin Jacobs!

Get your tickets! Even outdoors, seating will be limited to 40 for each event.

And watch for announcement of a special play coming in December – for our college actors home for the Holidays!

 

 

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