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About the Company



Arizona Regional Theatre is committed to creating opportunities for local talent and fostering relationships within Arizona's growing theatre community.


Owners Kayla Etheridge and Kimberly Sheperd met during rehearsals for a local production and immediately began daydreaming about owning and running a theatre company, a dream they had both shared for a long time.

They presented this idea to family and friends and received mixed reactions. The predominant opinion seemed to be that there were plenty of good theatres in the Valley. Why bring more competition?


Thus, Arizona Regional Theatre's mission was born.

We strive to bring More opportunities to the talented people of Arizona.

We strive to present Professional productions with local talent.

We plan to deliver a varied and Exciting season of productions to Arizona audiences.


and above all...

We are excited to foster Relationships in the already-thriving arts community. 


About the Artistic Directors


Kayla Etheridge (Co-Artistic Director) attended a performing arts high school here in Phoenix and attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She has worked as both an actor and costume designer at many theatres, most recently at Fountain Hills Theatre. When she is not doing theatre, Kayla has her real estate license and a certificate in non-profit management from Lodestar at Arizona State University.


Kimberly Sheperd (Co-Artistic Director) has been seen performing on stages across the valley including Arizona Broadway Theatre, Broadway Palms, and Hale Theatre. She has worked behind the scenes as a choreographer/director on several productions. She has 25 years of dance training and has attended Point Park University and Arizona State University from where she holds a BFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance. She also holds an MA from Grand Canyon University.