Arizona Repertory Theatre serves as the public laboratory and showcase for the School’s professional training programs. The performers who constitute the resident actor training company are students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Acting and Musical Theatre. The company is modeled directly after professional examples such as the large classical repertory theatres in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Students function as young professionals in a setting where the rules and discipline of the contemporary theatre are observed. Operating rules are modeled after those of the Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. The repertoire is selected primarily from classical and musical works, and is designed to serve as the integral extension of the student’s classroom study and studio training.
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