Interested in back stage work, lighting and sound design? Then you are just what we need in East Valley Children’s Theatre’s Technical Theatre for Youth program, is open to junior high and high school students age 12-18. EVCT offers instruction in the technical aspects of theatre with hands on experience. Interested youth are given opportunities to work with the theatre professionals at East Valley Children’s Theatre. All performances and technical training are at the new Mesa Arts Center. Participants get training in the areas of lighting, sound, set design & building, stage crew positions, props, rigging & flying, make up and stage management. Professionals in each field will work with the young technicians mentoring and teaching them the ins and outs of Technical Theatre.
We are currently looking for Technical Theatre for Youth participants for our upcoming 2016-2017 season and our productions of “A Little Princess”, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, “The Heroes of Olim” and “OZ!”. In addition to working tech at the shows, classes are provided during the year in lighting, sound, make up, costumes and set work.
For further information, contact Karen Rolston, Artistic Director at EVCT, at 480-756-3828 or via e mail at Karen@evct.org.
East Valley Children’s Theatre will choose a former EVCT performer or technician to receive a scholarship for higher education. The Theatre has scholarship money to give out this year. Selected candidates need to be enrolled in or intending to enroll full-time in a two-year junior college, four-year undergraduate college or university, graduate program, or professional theatre-training program. This is a one-year scholarship for the school year beginning Fall of 2017. All applicants and recipients may reapply each year. Proof of enrollment is required.