ATC's Summer on Stage Program
Registration for the 5-week series
Produced by Arizona Theatre Company and the University of Arizona School of Theatre Arts, Summer on Stage is a five-week training program for actors. A variety of acting fundamentals are taught, including character development, scene and monologue study, voice and movement, and dance techniques. Training culminates in two fully-mounted productions performed at the Temple of Music and Art, the home of Arizona Theatre Company.
Alison has also successfully led ATC's Open Doors and Student Matinee programs for three seasons. She holds a Master of Arts in Theatre (Education and Outreach Emphasis) from the University of New Mexico, and has worked as an adjunct lecturer at UNM teaching courses in Collaborative Theatre Creation and Acting Techniques.
In addition, she managed the UNM Summer Theatre Academy, served as Associate Producer of the Words Afire New Works Festival, and served as a faculty directing mentor for undergraduate students. Directing credits include Friday's Child, In the Wind, Dead Chihuahuas, and Rice for Breakfast. Upon moving to Tucson, Alison conducted arts integration residencies with 4th and 5th grade teachers and students through Childsplay, Inc.
Her Arizona directing credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Leading Ladies, Company, Betrayal, Noises Off!, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, at Arizona Repertory Theatre, Still Life, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues and Two Days of Grace at Middleham, a play she also directed for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.
Ms. Wyer came to Arizona from Kansas City, where she worked as Director of Missouri Repertory Theatre's Playwright's Stage. Her Kansas City directing credits include To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Shop of Horrors, Buried Child, The Music Manand My Fair Lady. Ms. Wyer also worked at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. as assistant director for Michael Kahn and Joe Dowling. Ms. Wyer holds a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from University of Missouri and is a member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Ms. Wyer has served as a grants panelist for Theatre Communications Group, Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Tucson/Pima Arts Council. She served as visiting instructor for University of Missouri, Arizona State University, Avila College and The University of Arizona. Ms. Wyer was awarded the Buffalo Exchange Arts Award by Community Foundation of Southern Arizona.
Before teaching at the University level, Bobbi was a professional actress and teaching artist. She was Director of Education at the Seattle Children's Theatre for seven years and served as Artistic Director of the Seattle Peace Theatre, where she directed collaborations with young people and artists from Seattle, Moscow, Russia, Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Zurich, Switzerland.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Space is subject to availability and registration.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the ATC Box Office at 520.622.2823 or visit www.arizonatheatre.org.
Photos: ATC 2009 Summer on Stage, courtesy of Arizona Theater Company.
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