Our Mission

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Detour Company Theatre provides theater training and performance experiences for adults with cognitive and physical disabilities, giving them authentic opportunities to develop artistry, demonstrate courage and collaboration, experience joy and participate in the sharing of musical theater with the entire community. 


These adults may have disabilities including (but not limited to) autism, cognitive and physical challenges, deafness and blindness, which require additional support and adaptive techniques.  We work to create rewarding programming that supports existing skills and celebrates the development of new ones.

We also serve as a resource to the community--both to support those who want to work in the field of arts and disability, and to those who are eager to celebrate the talent, creativity and artistic potential of all people.

Staff

Sam

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Artistic Director & Christopher's Mom

sam@detourcompanytheatre.org

Raylah Pillar

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Laurie Person

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Special Projects & Development

laurie@detourcompanytheatre.org

Dorothy Johnson

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Company Communications

dorothy@detourcompanytheatre.org

David Zych

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Support Team

Grant Writer

Claire West

Newsletters and Programs

Marge Mayes

Accountant

Jake Colaric

Videographer

Kathy Hotchner

Photography

Chris Keith & Cheswick Photography


Arts Advocacy

Raylah Pillar

Production Team

BOOTs Camp Program - Margaret Murray

Director - LaRiche Lamar

Director - Becca Monteleone

Stage Manager & Taylor’s Mom - Jean Ray 

Sets (Director of Sawdust Creation) & Andi’s Dad - Dick May

Costume Librarian & Eric’s Mom - Terri Myers

Props - Raylah Pillar

Costume Coordinators & Chris’ Aunt - Eddie Trayler

Costume Coordinator & Ryan’s Mom - JoAnna D’Andrea

Costume Coordinator & Mikey’s Mom - Val Weber

Guest Music Director - Stephen Schermitzler

Board of Directors

President - Kathy Hotchner

Treasurer - Jack Colaric

Secretary - Dawn Schoenberger


Board Members:

Dina Lesperance

Leah Mapstead

Anna Lacey

Join Our Team

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Become a coach!

Coaches are the glue for programs! Coaches work with a small group of actors to help facilitate learning, participation and success in weekly classes. Coaches do not have to have prior experience in drama or working with actors with disabilities. We are happy to provide that training. Coaches do need to come with an open heart, creative spirit, and a willingness to embrace this exciting fun-filled journey.  For more information on joining our coaching team, email raylah@detourcompanytheatre.org.

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Help with our productions!

Detour welcomes volunteers who are willing to work in set-building, set-painting, costume production, prop creation and more.  These jobs are all very show-specific and time commitment can vary from hours to weeks. Please contact raylah@detourcompanytheatre.org if you are interested in helping and sharing your talent. 

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Spread the word!

Tell your family and friends about Detour!


Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!


Come to a show! We value you as audience members - it's your presence that makes our performances truly a gift!


Our Supporters

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Detour thinks our supporters are SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!


Detour Company Theatre is supported through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations. To join the growing list of supporters, please contact Laurie Person, Development Director, at laurie@detourcompanytheatre.org.


We thank the following individuals and foundations for their generous and ongoing support...

Grantors & Foundations

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THANK YOU!

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Scott & Catherine and everyone at Tony's Auto 

who takes such good care of Horton 

(aka the Detour Van) 

THANK YOU!

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Boys Team Charity Volunteers for all their assistance in preparation for and during our shows!

Interested in getting involved?

Drop us a line!

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Detour Company Theatre

PO BOX 697 Scottsdale, AZ 85252

(480) 277 - 2593 raylah@detourcompanytheatre.org