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Innovative.      Smart.      Simple.      Affordable.

Reinvent your theatre experience.

Our Mission:  Explore the rich variety of work available to small groups of locally-based talent, emphasizing the passion, humor, and creativity of intimate theatrical performances, while making the vital diversity of the modern imagination available to everyone who seeks enlightenment about the human condition.

Class 6 Theatre is the smallest professional company in the Valley.  All artists are paid; in fact, they're our greatest asset, representing 50% of our budget.  That said, our budget is small.  We are a lean, tough little organization and we are always trimming the fat.   

We've brought you 7 wildly innovative seasons - 24 productions, 7 staged reading events, 3 benefit performances, and 3 fundraiser events!

We've won 20 grants and awards in the last 7 years and we are still looking for ways to cut expenses without sacrificing the quality of the shows.  Paying our artists means raising more money.  But our fiercely loyal donor base has, time and time again, kept us afloat with their generosity. 

We produce strong, focused work from small groups of local artists.  Small, conceptual, innovative theatre that feeds your brain, nourishes your soul, and slaps you with the funny stick.  We emphasize variety.  No genre restrictions, nothing predictable.  Dare the unexpected.

Join the ranks and become part of the scrappiest little company in town. 

Patron, donor, volunteer... any way you look at it, we need YOU.

Questions about anything?  Eager to reinvent your theatre experience?  It can begin today.

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Producing Artistic Director:

Eric Schoen


Associations:

Society for the Arts--Active Singles 50+

City of Mesa, Creative Economy Fund

Actor's Equity Foundation

The CarMax Foundation

** we have received multiple awards from all of the above organizations.* *

Advisory Board:

Michael Tolaydo

  • Professor of theater, film, and media studies and former Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of the Arts, St. Mary's College of Maryland, retired

Lincoln Wright

  • Attorney at Law: Udall, Shumway, and Lyons, P.L.C.

Jack Young

  • Associate Professor, Head of Graduate Programs, Coordinator of Graduate Acting and Directing, University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance


 

Thank you to everyone who supported us over the past 7 seasons.  It's only because of you that we made it this far. 

Though we are on a hiatus until we can build up enough capital to begin producing more shows, the good news is we are debt-free. It took a few months, but we got there. And to help raise money during the fall, 5% of all book sales will be matched and given to Class 6, in addition to what Amazon Smile gives. These amounts add up! You can get your copies of Et tu, Class 6? right here.  Please consider supporting the company by getting a copy of this unusual book... 

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