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November 2, 2021.  NEW PROTOCOLS IN PLACE DUE TO RISING COVID CASES IN OUR COUNTY.  PLEASE READ AND CONTACT MOE AT MOEDIAS@GREASEPAINT.ORG WITH QUESTIONS OR FOR MORE INFORMATION.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

ATTENTION TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AND ATTENDEES OF ANY UPCOMING SHOWS BEING HELD AND PERFORMED BY GREASEPAINT OR SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY PLAYERS:
DUE TO THE (AGAIN) RISING NUMBERS OF COVID CASES IN MARICOPA COUNTY, WE ARE FOLLOWING THE PROTOCOLS BELOW FOR AUDIENCES:
We are doing everything possible to keep our artists, our staff and our audiences safe!
Following the lead of our friends at Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Theatre Artists Studio and Broadway Theatres, we are now implementing the following procedures for audiences as well as our staff and casts:
Just making sure: Show us a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the show and photo ID.
Even better: Present proof of your full vaccination status at the door. (Instead of a negative COVID test.)
Show us your smize: Masks are still highly encouraged to prevent transmission.
If you’re bringing friends, tell them this information! Make sure that other ticket holders in your group know about these policies before your performance.
Sorry folks, no exceptions for adults and children over the age of 12.
**Kids younger than 12 WILL be allowed (for now) to enter and wear a mask throughout the show.…
We implement this so that we can all safely enjoy live shows together again!
NOTE: Please read on for IMPORTANT details below.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
Proof of a negative COVID-19 test can include:
• A photo or email of negative COVID-19 test results from a reputable provider.
• Proof of results should include:
• date of test
• name of person being tested as it will be compared to identification.
At-home tests will not be accepted as there is no way to confirm day/time of test.
As an alternative to a negative COVID-19 test, valid proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be accepted.
• Fully vaccinated means:
• You have received TWO doses of the Pfizer OR Moderna vaccines or ONE dose of the J&J vaccine.
• This vaccination was COMPLETED two or more weeks from the performance date.
• Acceptable proof of vaccination includes:
• Physical vaccination card with your name on the card.
• A picture of the card (with your name visible)
Proper identification with the name matching either the test results OR the vaccination card will be required as well.
• Acceptable forms of photo ID:
• Drivers license
• Passport
• School or work ID
• Must clearly indicate your name matching the vaccination card.
• Must include a photo.
Here are some free testing locations:
Please note we only accept Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours. Antigen and at-home tests are not allowed.
• Embry Health
• Verification will be done at the door prior to each event. Plan your arrival time accordingly to allow enough time to pass through the verification process. With our smaller house (as compared to Scottsdale Center for the Arts, and Broadway theatres), we do not expect this process to delay entrance.
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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