WHAT WE DO

Rise Up Youth Theatre began with the desire to bring more opportunities for youth theatre to the community. As time progressed, we were approached about other artistic needs in the area in addition to Youth Theatre. The Writers Circle was added to give budding authors a supportive group of like minded individuals. Snapshots Photography Club provides workshops and collaborations for photo enthusiasts. A volunteer asked about inclusive theatre - were adults could come together and explore the stage. Every great theatre has a killer costume department so Rise Up Costumers Guild was created for costuming and fashion design. There was a constant mention for a collaborative organization where all the arts entities in the region can come together to share resources and expertise. We realized that all 5 committees then made a well round support structure for organizations in our community....and Rise Up Arts Alliance was born. 

We focus on creating a nurturing environment to feed the artist in all of us. Especially in the realm of children, we are focused on a positive educational process that can help them become better readers, learners and contributors to society. Rise Up Arts brings together the arts community in Fairfield County and beyond.

Meet The Team

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Judith Cosgray
Executive Director
Artistic Director

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George Spence
Assistant Director

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Leslie Glenn
Secretary

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Tyler Cosgray
Writers Circle Chair

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Tahrea Maynard
Theatre

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Mellissa Miller
Costumers Guild

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Jennifer Spence
Theatre