Playhouse on the Square is a professional regional theatre company producing 18 shows on 3 stages and 13 educational and outreach programs each year. Our Associate Company program consists of 18 paid positions, 9 for actors and 9 for production and administration. Playhouse’s mission is to produce a challenging and diverse repertory that speaks to the intelligence, soul, and imagination of the Memphis community; to provide a nurturing artistic home for actors, directors, designers, and staff; and to make all of our productions available through access, outreach, and educational activities to everyone in the community, regardless of financial circumstance.
The Design department seeks to develop exciting, thoughtful designers of scenery, costume, lighting, projection, and sound for the theater. What makes the Yale program unique is the integration of all areas of design. This approach provides students with the common ground of core knowledge of the field; and it emphasizes that in telling the human story for theater, all elements of design are an integral part of the whole and cannot be conceived independently. Through classes and production, the department encourages the discovery of process in formulating the design idea, development of personal critical standards for students’ own work, and preparation for a creative and meaningful professional life in the theater.
To produce classic and new plays with distinction and verve, and to present artists with production opportunities and challenges seldom available elsewhere.
To provide a training program in which emerging theater talents collaborate with accomplished mentors in a vital, professional, and educational atmosphere.
To create and present programs that serve and engage a diverse community.
Utah Shakespeare Festival was founded in 1961 on the campus of SUU. The Festival produces 9 productions across 4 venues May through October.
In 1961, Timber Lake Playhouse was established as a professional, non-profit summer theatre company. The mission of Timber Lake Playhouse is to provide the best expression of theater arts to the regional community by presenting creative works that entertain and inspire. In 2018, TLP entered into an agreement with Actors Equity Association, designating TLP a Tier 8 Small Professional Theatre.
The current theatre building (erected after a fire destroyed the original wooden-frame structure in 1974) houses a forty-five foot wide semi-thrust revolving stage and 371 fixed seats (view a seating chart). The property is also home to fourteen other buildings used for costumes, scenic and paint shops, food service and housing for the company. The unique layout of facilities allows the Playhouse to present work on a much larger scale than many summer theatre companies. In 2017, TLP purchased an additional five acres of wooded land surrounding the property including the barn structure to the south of the theatre. This gives TLP just under ten acres that make up the TLP Campus. In 2018, TLP purchased the guest house on the corner of Timber Lake Road and Black Oak Road, which gives the Playhouse a total of fifteen acres.
Since it’s first opening night on June 28, 1962, the Playhouse has presented nearly 400 plays and musicals and over 4,500 performances. TLP presents a challenging combination of material each year: a mix of large-scale musicals, new plays, and contemporary classics. The theatre hosts annual educational workshops for children and teens in conjunction with the Magic Owl Children’s Theatre’s productions of plays and musicals for young people and their families. TLP’s concert series brings bands from around the Midwest to entertain area music lovers.
The Resident Company
The Resident Company consists of thirty-five to forty performers, technicians and musicians selected by interviews and auditions in cities across the country. Numerous guest performers, directors and choreographers supplement the resident company each season.
Reputation for Excellence
Timber Lake is proud of its national reputation for excellence as a professional summer stock theatre. The theatre has served as launchpad for theatre artists of all kinds who have gone on to excellence in film and television, as well as on Broadway and stages all over the world.
The Appalachian Center for the Arts is a year-round, 200-seat, theater with a resident professional theater company, an upper lobby art gallery, a professional youth theater company, and a youth theater academy (The Academy at The App). We produce 3 to 4 Mainstage productions, 2 professional youth productions, 2 touring educational productions, and 2 Academy productions.
Internationally recognized Theatre Camp, listed as “the coolest camp for kids” by TEEN PEOPLE, located north of NYC seeks staff for our 2021 summer season. This summer Stagedoor will be home to approximately 200 campers (ages 10 to 18) per session and 125 staff…recruited from all over the world. We are a coed camp divided into two 3-week sessions, during which we produce 24 full-scale shows, in our 8 onsite theaters (Black Box to Proscenium to In The Round), over our summer season.
The Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST) is owned and operated by Stephens College and has been a proud member of the Iowa Great Lakes community since 1958. This summer, OST celebrates its 63rd year as a professional summer-stock company, featuring the talented students at Stephens College and professional guest artists from across the country creating nine main-stage productions and four Boji Bantam Children’s Theatre productions in 10 weeks each season.
We are a theatre company in rural eastern Kentucky that embodies the idea that theatre is for ALL people. We produce shows year-round including theatre for and by youth, community theatre and a summer professional season.
The 2020 – 2021 tour marks MCT’s 50th season of providing professionally guided theatrical experiences for children. These experiences are both artistically satisfying and educationally fulfilling. The mission of the Missoula Children’s Theatre is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. Our International Tour Project sends teams of two directors to a community or school setting for a one-week residency during which the team directs up to 64 local K-12 children in a one-hour musical. The shows are all original and mostly based on fairy tales. The demands on team members include directing/teaching skills, strong performance skills (team members appear in the show), organizational skills and critical communication skills with children, educators and parents alike.