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coming fall 2017 

The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre 

Timeless STORIES + Challenging questions + Theater for All Ages


A Theatre For All Ages

Opening in September 2017, the newest theatre in Tucson, The Scoundrel & Scamp, will immerse, challenge and invigorate our community in theatrical works ranging from classics to new. We will provide a space where local artists and cross-generational audiences alike explore deep and provocative questions regarding self, tribe, life, death and what it ultimately means to be human. We will strive to cultivate the next generation of theatre artists through collaboration, imagination, inquiry, and training.

Storyteller Series

Best enjoyed by scamps ages 5+

Beginning in early November 2017, the S&S will present The Scamp Storyteller Series, a free staged reading of amazing tales each month. 

Each performance will immerse children and their parents into the amazing children's literature, with professional performers and musicians weaving a unique storytelling experience.  

MainStage Season

Best enjoyed by scoundrels & scamps 14+

The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre will raise its opening night curtain in October of 2017, bringing a compelling season to a cross-generational audience in our newly renovated theatre.

We are excited to announce our 2017-18 MainStage Season! Stay tuned for more information and be sure to join our mailing list!



Studio Season

Best enjoyed by scoundrels ages 18+

In late November 2017, the Scoundrel will unveil our first of two studio shows.  

The 17-18 Studio series presents raw, minimalist theater in an intimate setting. 

Join us in our 30-seat studio space for our Studio Season


Classes for Youth

The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre offers workshops and ensemble training for youth, with an emphasis on the collaborative nature of the theatrical art.  We partner with local middle and high schools to shape the complete theatre artist, onstage, backstage, and front-of-house.

Foundations in Theater

(for grades 5-8)

Begins in September 2017

Foundations in Theater is a semester-long course recommended for students in grades 5-8 who wish to learn the basics of theater through experiential activities, games, collaboration and storytelling. Students will learn about writing, performance, and technical theatre. The course will cultivate a sense of dedication to craft, respect for fellow artists, and joy in performing. The semester will culminate in a showcase of student work. 

Skills Include: 

  • Ensemble building and games
  • Movement and gesture
  • Vocal skills
  • Collaborative storytelling
  • Observation and listening
  • An understanding of theatre terms and technologies

Foundations in Acting

(for grades ages 9-12)

Begins in September 2017

Foundations in Acting is a semester-long course recommended for high school students wishing to hone their performance skills through extended scene work and collaborative theater-making. Students will practice various acting methods and techniques and unlock a more nuanced palette of expression. The course will cultivate a sense of dedication to craft, respect for fellow artists, and joy in performing. The semester will culminate in a showcase of student work. 

Skills Include: 

  • Scene work & scene study
  • Ensemble building
  • Character development
  • Textual analysis
  • Vocal expression
  • Movement and gesture
  • Collaborative storytelling
  • Observation and listening
  • Familiarity with acting methods and philosophies

The Company of Scamps

(for youth ages 12-18)

Begins in January 2018

The Company of Scamps is intended for emerging theater artists who wish to take their theater knowledge and training to the next level.  Participants will have a chance to experience every aspect of theater artistry, from performance to set building, stage management to light design.  Each semester, students will put on a performance run by the Company.  

Students participating in the Company will be considered for roles in the Scoundrel & Scamp productions.

Note: At least one semester of Foundations training is required before youth can audition for the Company; participation in Foundations is required while participating in the Company.

Take Part

Theatre is intrinsically a local medium, and The Scoundrel & Scamp is dedicated to fully engaging the artists of our community. The S&S holds annual auditions in Tucson (May) and makes its facilities available for rentals for short term engagements for readings, music and performance. 


The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre, in combination with our neighbor, The Rogue Theatre, will hold auditions for the 2017–2018 season on Saturday, April 29th, 12:00–4:00 pm at The Rogue Theatre.

Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, May 9th from 5:30 to 9:00, also at The Rogue.

Book the Mainstage

The Scoundrel & Scamp will offer a newly-remodeled, modern 150-seat theatre space, configurable in proscenium, thrust or in-the-round configurations. We will seek to cultivate a small set of similarly minded artists interested in utilizing the theatre for regular short-run events.

Book the Studio

The Scoundrel & Scamp will offer a newly-remodeled, intimate 30-seat theatre space, as a facility well suited for intimate theatre, cabaret, readings, and storytelling.  We will seek to cultivate a small set of similarly minded artists interested in utilizing the studio for weekend or late night events.


The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre, Inc, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to supporting local professional artists who wish to engage with quality projects in a beautiful, modernized space. Our goal is to present quality projects in a safe and attractive space while compensating our artists and staff fairly.  Like all not-for-profit arts organizations, we will need the support of our community to achieve this goal.

Opportunities to help include: 

  • Be a part of our audience!
  • Bring others you think will be interested along with you!

Think about supporting us in one of the following ways:

Image by ZUZI! Dance 

Image by ZUZI! Dance 

Renovate The ZUZI!

We are passionate about creating engaging, interesting places at the heart of where we live. We are also excited by the anchor that the Historic Y serves for local organizations interested in the environment, the arts, and social justice.  To do our part, we are investing in a loving renovation of The ZUZI! Theatre, a space that has served the community as a home for movement, dance and theatre for nearly two decades. When this project is complete, theatre and dance will have a beautiful, modernized home in which student and artist alike can learn, explore and thrive.

Please click on the button below to donate to the Scoundrel & Scamp's renovation work at The Historic Y.

Photo by DannyProse.

Photo by DannyProse.

Give Sponsorships

Production Sponsorships make it possible for us to provide work for local artists and keep them Tucson!  In our 2017-2018 season, we will offer a range of production sponsorships from designers to actors.

Please click the button below and drop us a note. We'll be in contact with how you can support a production at the Scoundrel & Scamp.

The Little Prince and the Fox

The Little Prince and the Fox

Support Storytelling

Spread the love of a good story...admission-free! 

Our Storyteller Series brings classic childhood stories to life, accompanied music, dance, and puppets.  You can support the opportunity for families to attend without needing to worry about the cost - something which can be a real deterrent to bringing children to the theatre.

Please click on the button below to sponsor a reading of the world's best stories at the Scoundrel & Scamp - and don't be shy about suggesting a favorite children's story or two of your own for a future reading! 

Located just off 4th Avenue at The Historic Y.

The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre is accessible from the back parking lot of The Historic Y.  We share facilities with ZUZI! Dance. 

Our facilities, currently under renovation, will provide a flexible theatre and dance space, studio classroom, and beautiful lobby for our patrons. 

Our managing and artistic team consists of experienced writers, actors, designers and directors.  

For a tour of the space or for other inquiries please contact us!




(520) 360-9308



The Historic Y
738 N 5th Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85705