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Scottsdale Conservatory Theatre

Audition date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10am - 3pm.
Scottsdale Conservatory Theatre
May 30 - July 3, 2017

Welcome to the 30th season of the Scottsdale Conservatory Theatre (SCT)! We prepare students for the professional world of theater!  This is not a summer theatre camp.  This professional training program is the only one of its kind offered in Arizona!  Our “boot-camp” in theatre training meets Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and is an audition/interview process that accepts only 30 students. You will be surrounded by people who are as committed to your craft as you are!

Scottsdale Conservatory Theatre is a six-week summer program that offers an exciting opportunity for Acting and Technical Theatre students to earn college credit while studying with professionals who are currently working in their field.

The acting program consists of 10 college credits!

Classes are in stage movement, mask, dance, voice and diction, text analysis, character development, scene study, and musical theatre. All students will have performance opportunities alongside professional actors working in the industry in the fully produced main stage production during the final week of SCT.

The technical program consists of 9 college credits!

Classes in script analysis, career development, props, lighting, set, costumes, cosplay, makeup design, and practical production design experience with working professionals, in our full-length production at the end of the intensive.

Auditions and Interviews are on April 29th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

I hope you will join us for this life changing experience as we celebrate 30 years of excellence.
Click on the video clip about 2013’s amazing SCT students and their production!

For acting auditions: prepare two, contrasting, memorized monologues not to exceed a length of 4 minutes total.

For Technicians: Bring current resume and portfolio, if you have one. Come prepared to talk about previous experiences in Theatre.
Click on the How to Apply tab to download an application and apply today!

Call Evfa Cerises to schedule an audition/interview time:

This is an intensive and nurturing program that will benefit students at every level! Auditions and interviews are required to join this year’s lucky group of 30 students.  Some scholarship opportunities are available for incoming freshmen to SCC or current SCC Theatre Arts majors. Don’t miss this demanding yet rewarding summer adventure. Your future as an actor and or designer starts here!

The SCT Team
Maren Mascarelli
Amanda Embry
EE Moe
Don Williams
Kirt Shineman
Meredith Lucio
Karryn Allen
Lincoln Wright
Scottsdale Community College Theatre Arts

1. Download application form located in the box on this page.

2. Send:

For Actors:
- completed application form
- a photograph of yourself
- a resume of your acting experience

For Technicians:
- completed application form
- resume of technical theatre work
- portfolio or photos of your work

Send all materials to:
Amanda Embry
Scottsdale Community College Theatre Arts
9000 E. Chaparral Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Note: All application materials must be received by April 22, 2017.

Conservatory auditions and interviews will take palace on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10am - 3pm in the SCC Performing Arts Center (PAC).

A personal audition and interview is required for all acting participants. The audition must consist of two contrasting monologues, not to exceed four minutes combined. For Technical program, a 15 minute interview will be conducted. Please bring a portfolio if you have one.

For questions, please contact Amanda Embry at:
For Interview Time Slots, contact Evfa Cerises at (480) 423-6356.

Voice and Diction
Stage Movement
Script Analysis
Career Development
Scene Study

Technical & Designers:
Script Analysis
Career Development
Design (Lighting, Stage, Make Up…)

In addition to the above courses, the actor will be involved with a production selection in which he or she will be in rehearsal every day working on the student showcase. The showcase is a summation of the six weeks and will be a public performance where the actor has the opportunity to utilize the tools they have discovered within the course work.

There is ongoing student/teacher communication throughout the session. In addition, the faculty meets to evaluate each student’s progress and make recommendations for future direction. The student receives evaluations and official grades from all faculty members, consisting of class assignments, projects and attitude.

The SCT student is involved in classes and production work from 8:30 a.m. through 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. In addition, there are evening and weekend events, including rehearsals and public performances.

SCT is a demanding, practical program which requires serious commitment from all participants, to the exclusion of other full-time employment or classes for the duration of the program.

All classes and rehearsals will take place at:
Scottsdale Community College 9000 East Chaparral Road Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Cost of tuition is $86 per credit hour
Actors receive 10 Credit Hours.
Actors course fees: $1,055.
Technicians receive 9 Credit Hours.
Technical course fees: $971

A limited number of scholarships are available for SCC Theatre Arts majors. Call (480) 423-6356 for more details and an application.