Creating Teen Theatre: Young, Gifted and Black

Marshall Ayers Acting, Creative Writing, High School, Improvisation, Performing Arts, Playwriting, Production

Young, Gifted & Black (YGB) is a theater troupe that is a part of the Teens N’ Theatre programming at the Rose Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska. I’m Olivia Jones and I’m a Teaching Artist at The Rose. As an arts administrator and former performer with Walt Disney World, the arts are in my DNA. I moved 2,000 miles away from …

CSSSA College Connection Visits New York University

Marshall Ayers Acting, Performing Arts, Playwriting, Student Resources

 Meet Chelsea Barker Chelsea’s career in theatre started in 7th grade when she volunteered to be a stage manager. In high school, she also “played boys” because that’s what you do when you go to an all girls Catholic School. She even played a lobster in Alice In Wonderland and “yes, there were no actual lobsters written for the original …

LA <3 YoungArts

Marshall Ayers Events, Performing Arts, Student Resources, Visual Arts, Writing

Young Artists from LA to Participate in Regional Program Offered by National YoungArts Foundation. Los Angeles area teen artists will be feeling the love post Valentine’s Day, February 16-21 when YoungArts comes to town. Over 100 talented students from throughout LA who have been designated National YoungArts Foundation 2016 YoungArts winners will have the opportunity to experience an intensive, week-long …

10 Summer Arts Programs You Should Know

Samantha Jacobs Performing Arts, Student Resources, Visual Arts, Writing

High school artists, it may be early in the new year, but it’s not too early to start thinking about summer arts programs. Most summer arts program application deadlines pop up in February or March and many require audition or portfolio submissions. So it’s time to get going! If you’re passionate about art, want to gain new skills and meet …

Five Tips for Job Applicants in the Arts

Marshall Ayers Career Advice, Internships, Performing Arts, Tips, Visual Arts, Writing

What job applicants in the arts need to know now. Even if you’re an artist, you’re going to have to submit a standard job application at some point in your life. I’m Camille Schenkkan and in my job at Center Theatre Group, I see up to 400 applications annually for our internship program and many for full- or part-time positions …

How Doing a TEDx Talk Changed My Life

Marshall Ayers Events, Poetry, Writing

Spoken word poet, writer and college student Connie Martinez reflects on her experience giving a TEDx Talk. At the age of 17: Malala Yousafzai became the youngest recipient to become a Nobel Peace prize winner. Lydia Ko ranked third among pro women golfers (AND she’s the youngest millionaire in Ladies Professional Golf Association history), Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor (most commonly …

7 Must See Holiday Movies For Artists

Andrea Davis Film, Performing Arts, Screenwriting, Writing

Artzray presents our list of offbeat holiday movies that artists will love. Film has the power to transport you worlds away from the aggravations and absurdities of Black Friday, Cyber Monday or grandma getting run over by a reindeer. Film can also hold your eyes open and make you think, “I guess I don’t have it so bad this Christmas. …

Chris Ayers – A Drawing a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Christine Griswold Artist Profiles, Books, Career Advice, Drawing, Visual Arts, Writing

Check-out Character Designer Chris Ayers’ The Daily Zoo Character designer Chris Ayers has been drawing as long as he can remember, so it’s no surprise that he turned to something he loved (creating amusing and joy-provoking characters) during his fight with acute leukemia a few years ago. It all started a year after his diagnosis when he decided to draw …