A theatre company that puts the process of creating theatre into the hands of young people, Encore has produced over 217 plays for over 375,000 audience members and every role has been performed by an actor under the age of 18. A summer musical welcomes high school and college performers itching to return to their artistic home. Technical crew positions offer expert training in props, lighting, effects, and stage management. Year-round classes and a summer drama program help kids hone their skills, while older students hold coveted internships. Partnering with an affordable housing complex, a grocery distribution program, and a county office assisting homeless children, Encore offers movement and creative play, theater and craft activities, and creative arts summer camp extending its good work into the community. Leadership, creativity, and teamwork are all part of the creative process. Ovation, please.

Awards & Recognition

2007 - Elizabeth Campbell Award for Outstanding Community Arts Organization

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    Budget (FY2013)

    • $3 million or higher
    • $1 million to $3 million
    • The current budget for Encore Stage & Studio is: $500k to $1 million
    • Less than $500k

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