Northwest Arkansas just got one more reason to be proud of our area. Our regional professional theatre company, TheatreSquared, (based in Fayetteville) received the 2011 National Theatre Company Award from the American Theatre Wing, which is the founder of the Tony Awards. For more information on what this means, read the entire press release on TheatreSquared's website.
In case you haven't been to one of TheatreSquared's perfomances, here are some key points on what makes them unique:
- They are a professional theatre. This means that everyone that works on their productions - actors, directors, designers, crew - are all paid on a national scale. This also means the actors are professionals, are trained & have devoted their careers to theatre.
- Auditions for TheatreSquared are held nationally in Chicago, New York and Northwest Arkansas.
- Productions are conceived and produced here in Northwest Arkansas. All the design, direction and rehearsals are done in Fayetteville.
- Arts-in-education is a big part of TheatreSquared's mission. In 2010, more than 5,000 students and teachers benefited from T2's outreach programs.
- TheatreSquared is one of only two professional companies in the state of Arkansas, and are currently the only ones producing theatre year-round.
Northwest Arkansas is fortunate to have this theatre company as part of our arts landscape. If you have not had a chance to check out one of their performances - take a look at their schedule and find one that tickles your fancy. You won't be disappointed!