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.



Our Staff


Producing Artistic Director:

Maureen Dias-Watson

7020 E. 2nd Street,

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(480) 949-7529

Board of Directors:

Anna Lock, President

Ellon Spear, Vice President

Kristin Stewart, Secretary & Parent Board Liaison

Tracy Bailey, Treasurer

Lance Ross

Pete Bish

Maureen Watson

Advisory Board:

Dr. Anne Marie Cosijns

Christine & Luis Gonzalez

Dr. Henri Sanel

Parent Board 2017-18:

Steve Gleave & Naomi Kaselow

Erik & Kelli Luther

Tanya & Steve Alker

Adam & Stacey Feldman

Steve & Theresa Tornquist

Joe & Teresa Swingler

Lisa & Jeff Christian

Alum Board 2017-18:

Tasha Spear

Savannah Thompson

Breagh Watson

Hale Stewart



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

Daniel Schay

David Strang

Barry Smith

Kurt Bloeser