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Are you interested in building your own computer? Get an in-depth, first person walkthrough of how to assemble all those parrs into a working machine in this episode of Tech Wizard Wednesdays!



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Why do artists use those wierd standing things? Isnt is hard to draw like that? In this video Josh breaks down the benefits of using an easel to draw. Give it a try!



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Relaxing, Messy, Abstract. Zero previous skills required. Yep, its Pour Painting time! Check out the many ways you can make a mess with this episode of Quick Tips with Amanda! Want to get started yourself? We list the supplies needed at the end of the video so you can make your list for the next shopping outing!



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Gather around for a reading of The Eye Book with Gary and his book reading pals! Tuch the kids in and relax with this fun book



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Normally the host of our program, Wesley gets the tables turned on him in this episode! We talk about how he started working at Willcox Theater and Arts, tap into some of his philosop and creativity, criticism, and how he learns everything he does.



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Jocelyn Allred is a primary school teacher at Willcox Elementary School. She is very involved in her church and the schools her children attend. Most of her focus over the past seventeen years has been on raising her five children with her husband, Justin. Jocelyn received a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1997.


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Eddie Browning was born in the saddle and operates a family cow/calf operation. He was Economic Development Director for Willcox, headed Arizona’s Rural Development Office, and was branch manager for Western Bank. He is the driving force behind the Willcox Cowboy Hall of Fame, dedicated to preserving ranching heritage.


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Casey Dennis grew up on a cattle ranch, served as a flight nurse in Viet Nam, and studied anthropology at the University of Arizona. She is a retired Lt Colonel, taught anthropology and directed the Elderhostel program at Yavapai College and has a stained and fused glass studio in Willcox.


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Patina Thompson is a Cochise County native with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife, Watershed and Rangeland Resources from the University of Arizona. She works in the agriculture insurance field and volunteers for many community organizations that benefit youth and agriculture, She is a hunter, photographer and conservationist in southeastern Arizona.


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Ron Berry is a retired aerospace engineer, having held positions with Garrett Turbine Engine Co., Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and Morton-Thiokol, among others. He holds several patents and serves as the Theater’s and the Board’s technical resource and facility engineer. He holds a Master’s Degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.


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Cindy Traylor retired after 32 years with Motorola Semiconductors, serving in various positions in Financial analysis and management. She has particular interest in youth activities, including over 30 years as an instructor for the 4H Dog Project, and as a founding director of the Sulphur Springs Valley Young Birders Club.


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Mr. Todd has been an educator for 30 years. He has been a teacher, coach, high school principal, and since 2008, the superintendent of Cochise Technology District. He grew up on ranches in Montana and Arizona and enjoys living in the country. He and his wife, Jenisa, have four children who keep them very busy and entertained.


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Maureen Mentzer
Garion Rhodes
Mackenzie Palkovics
Vicki Lamprecht
Detrick Cornelson
Shania Garay
Wren Klump


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Amanda is WTA’s lead visual artist. Her own interests are in painting and photography She teaches visual arts in a variety of media and photography to every age and skill level, at WTA’s Palace Art Center and in area schools.


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Isaac is WTA’s tech Wizard, handling all tech issues from hardware to internet to virtual reality. He manages Studio 128 Makerspace and develops and teaches STEM/STEAM projects at smARTMAKER workshops. He also specs, builds and repairs computers.


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Josh is a Graphic Design student at Eastern Arizona College. He is very involved in his church, having finished a two year proselytizing mission in Nov. 2018. He oversees and designs much of WTA’s graphics and print material.


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Peter assists in WTA’s media production and graphic design. Peter is an avid reader and gamer and holds an interest in the stock market.


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Wesley was born and raised in Willcox. Growing up he loved to film and skate. His passion for creativity at WTA is expressed in video production and social media marketing. He also co-owns Oblivion Media Group, a media production company.


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Gary’s degree is in Theater and he has experience in the hospitality industry and also headed the City of Willcox Teen Program, TAG. In addition to programming movies, Gary books WTA’s Guest Artists, Stage to Cinema and History Lecture Series. He is our resident film expert.


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Gayle is a retired senior executive. She has served on boards atSouthwest Behavioral Counseling and Northern Cochise Community Hospital and is a founding director of Willcox Theater and Arts. She also volunteered at TAG, an arts and humanities program for teens in Willcox.


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Scott is a retired director of operations for Commercial Vehicle Group. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Engineering from Arizona State. He enjoys golf, team roping and restoring vintage cars.


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Create and code the coolest tech projects!
Every 4th Friday
1:00 - 4:00pm @ Studio 128


smARTMaker Lab is the place to be for getting hands-on experience with designing, building, and coding a variety of tech projects. Everything from flashy wearables to remote controlled robots and more!
For ages 11 - 18. NO CHARGE!


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Theme: Torn Paper Collage
Friday, October 2
4:00 - 6:00pm @ The Palace


Join us every month as we try different mediums of art, and encourage your kids´ artistic expression.
For youth under 18. Pay what you can!


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Talent Needed!
Every Wednesday
4:30 - 6:00pm @ Studio 128 and the Palace


Flex your creative muscles at Willcox Theater´s Youth Program - whether it´s art, theater, writing or tech - you can make great things happen. All creative talents needed for our youth program at The Palace & Studio 128.
For ages 11+


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Bring what you got!
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
2:00pm @ The Palace


Pick up an instrument, bring your voice, or come just to listen. Come join this circle of musicians to make music and have a good time!
Acoustic instruments preferred


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Show off your talent!
Thursday, September 24
7:00pm @ The Palace


Tune up your kazoo, polish your clogs, loosen up your vocal cords and show off your talent at Open Mic Night. Or come on by and marvel at our local talent!
FREE to perform, FREE to watch and enjoy!
Sign-ins start at 6:30pm!



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The Red Shoes
Friday, October 9 @ 2:30pm, Willcox Theater
Saturday, October 10 @ 6:30pm, The Palace


The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl´s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.
SEASON TICKETS COMING SOON!


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Cyrano de Bergerac
Thursday, October 15
1:00pm @ The Palace


It´s Throwback Thursday! We´re going back in time to show off some of the best classic films in history!
Includes a baby popcorn and bottled water with ticket purchase
$5 Admission



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Guitars from Spain
Wednesday, Ocober 21
7:00pm @ The Palace


Prepare to take a trip into the minds of two of the best contemporary Spanish guitarists. Jose Antonio Rodriguez and Twanguero form a musical superpower that has toured across the world. Both are award winning artists in their own right acclaimed for their skill in flamenco while being unafraid to intertwine sounds. Soon they´ll be right here in Willcox! Come down and enjoy this flamenco duo as they spread their sound!


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Cindy Weir
Friday, November 13
7:00pm @ The Palace


A proven artist employing her skills in acoustic guitar and soft poetic vocals. Come join her as she performs here in Willcox! A songwriter and musician she creates and performs original music she describes as ´dream folk´. She has performed in and around all of Arizona and even is an artist for "Musicians on Call" bringing music to patients and their families. She describes her music as "where the heart and soul speak to the mind."


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The Big Trees
Thursday, November 19
1:00pm @ The Palace


It´s Throwback Thursday! We´re going back in time to show off some of the best classic films in history!
Includes a baby popcorn and bottled water with ticket purchase
$5 Admission



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D.O.A
Thursday, January 21
1:00pm @ The Palace


It´s Throwback Thursday! We´re going back in time to show off some of the best classic films in history!
Includes a baby popcorn and bottled water with ticket purchase
$5 Admission



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His Girl Friday
Thursday, February 18
1:00pm @ The Palace


It´s Throwback Thursday! We´re going back in time to show off some of the best classic films in history!
Includes a baby popcorn and bottled water with ticket purchase
$5 Admission



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My Favorite Brunette
Thursday, March 18
1:00pm @ The Palace


It´s Throwback Thursday! We´re going back in time to show off some of the best classic films in history!
Includes a baby popcorn and bottled water with ticket purchase
$5 Admission



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Cinderella
Friday, March 19 @ 2:30pm, Willcox Theater
Saturday, March 20 @ 6:30pm, The Palace


Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella, danced by Ashley Shaw, and her dashing young RAF pilot Andrew Monaghan, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.
SEASON TICKETS COMING SOON!



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Angel and the Badman
Thursday, April 15
1:00pm @ The Palace


It´s Throwback Thursday! We´re going back in time to show off some of the best classic films in history!
Includes a baby popcorn and bottled water with ticket purchase
$5 Admission



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Wise Children
Friday, April 16 @ 2:30pm, Willcox Theater
Saturday, April 17 @ 6:30pm, The Palace


Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theater production. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.
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