Beyond the Classroom

Auditions

Auditions Find out more about our audition requirements as well as when they are and what to prepare. For more information, contact the head of Performance Studies at kevin.dressler@mesacc.edu.

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Backstage

Backstage Learn by doing. The MCC Theatre and Film Arts Department offers a variety of positions backstage. Find out more about Design and Technology, Stage Management, Running Crew, and Production Shops.

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Stage Door Players

Stage Door Players Theatre Film Arts advises the Stage Door Players student organization. SDP supports the TFAD Mainstage Season, hosts skill-building workshops, organizes social events for its members, and more. Becoming a member of SDP is a great way to get involved and meet people in the MCC Theatre community. To learn more and signup, please email: stefan.achberger@mesacc.edu.

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Other Opportunities

Work Study

Work StudyEach of our production shops offer work study positions for students who qualify for Federal Work Study. Find out more information about each area and the application process.

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Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)

KCACTFKCACTF is an exciting opportunity for our students to interact with their peers and gain regional and national exposure. At the discretion of the faculty, the Department will, from time to time, enter Mainstage productions into the Regional Competition.

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Immersive Total Patient Management Experience (ITPME)

ITPME The Theatre and Film Arts Department now works with the MCC Fire Science and EMT programs to provide realistic training scenarios for future first responders. To learn more and to sign up, please email: adriana.diaz@mesacc.edu.

National Theatre Live (NT Live)

National Theatre LiveOur department has partnered with the National Theatre of Great Britain to bring their productions to MCC through their groundbreaking project to broadcast their shows internationally. Find out about the season selection and purchase tickets.

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The ariZoni Awards

ariZoni AwardsWe submit all Mainstage selections for adjudication for ariZoni Awards of Excellence. Students are scored for their performances, design, and execution of command. We celebrate student achievements when they are called upon to receive an award, and constructive critiques help them grow as artists.

From the ariZoni website:

“We promote the visibility, cooperation and growth of theatre in the Valley and are dedicated to recognizing excellence in theatrical performances, as well as individuals who produce exceptional work in all aspects of theatre.

Each year at its annual awards ceremony, the Board bestows an outstanding contribution award and a distinguished service award to deserving individuals or organizations for their contributions to theatre. In addition, the ariZoni Scholarship Committee will award one or more scholarships to selected, qualified students.”

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Artists of Promise Competition

The Artists of Promise is a gala performance and exhibition celebrating the artists of the Maricopa Community Colleges. The annual event features some of the finest emerging artists in the Valley in choreography, theatre, music and visual mediums such as photography, sculpture and painting.

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Upcoming Theatre Events