MCC Theatre Program Tours Mesa Schools

Posted on October 8, 2013 by Sally Mesarosh

Mesa Community College’s Theatre and Film Arts Department will be touring a young audience’s production of East of the Sun and West of the Moon to nine Mesa Public Schools elementary schools from Oct. 18 through Nov. 15.

East of the Sun and West of the Moon is based upon a Norwegian folktale and was written and adapted for the stage by Nancy Willard. The MCC production is completely designed by students in the Theatre & Film Arts Department program with mentoring provided by the theatre faculty consisting of Kara Thomson, Mallory Prucha, Troy Buckey, Chris Tubilewicz and Kevin Dressler. Brian Daily, Max Sprinkle and Robert Masser of the theatre staff also provided guidance in assisting students in completing their designs and crew tasks. 

It is expected that the production will be performed to at least 3,500 elementary school students while on tour. The tour was coordinated in partnership with Patrick Walsh, Creative Arts Department Director, at Mesa Public Schools.  The participating nine elementary schools are Bush, Emerson, Highland, Longfellow, Pomeroy, Robson, Roosevelt, Sousa and Whittier.

About Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students who attend annually to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. Please direct media inquiries to Sally Mesarosh at sally.mesarosh@mesacc.edu  or the Office of Institutional Advancement at 480-461-7445.  IA website:  www.mesacc.edu/ia.