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Welcome to this year’s 3rd Annual UCAT Summer Series: Reflections. Enjoy a double header across three fun filled days featuring some of Arizona’s finest talent! UCAT en Minor celebrates the valley’s most talented BIPOC youth in concert, and Single Black Female (originally produced by Friends of UCAT, Flagstaff Shakespeare Co.), is back by popular demand! You don’t want to miss it.

UCAT en Minor is a musical cabaret featuring the incredible youth BIPOC artists in our community. 

Some of the performers include Valley favorites such as Olivia Martinez, Jazlynn Damasco, Jaely Damasco, and Brooklyn Martin, as well as special guest appearances from those who have supported our BIPOC youth in Arizona. 

You may hear some of your favorite selections from In the Heights and Moana Jr.! 

This cabaret focuses on reflections because through reflections, we are empowered to elevate to a higher self, to learn from our experiences, and to serve with great purpose at the core of our humanity. Leave this summer series feeling inspired.

About United Colours of Arizona Theatre 

Founded in 2016, United Colours of Arizona Theatre began with a Facebook group attempting to create space for BIPOC individuals to convene, network, learn, and thrive within the local fine arts community. The members of United Colours of Arizona Theatre unequivocally support all social justice initiatives, and as ARTivists, their mission is to encourage a more equitable landscape within the local theatre community by creating opportunities for workshops, dance classes, audition prep, and more. 

With the communities it serves, United Colours of Arizona Theatre has come to realize there is a lack of access to formal dance training, classical theatre training, and vocal lessons. The organization’s initiative fills in that gap by providing workshops to help BIPOC creatives feel prepared in and out of the audition room. The goal is to create a theatre that truly reflects the community. 

Artist Bios

Jaely Damasco is ecstatic to make her debut with UCAT. Some favorite past credits include: Jeanie in Hair (Spotlight Youth Theatre), Soupy Sue in Urinetown (Arizona Broadway Theatre), Ms. Square in Polkadots (Spotlight Youth Theatre), and Jaely also originated the role Ada in Emmetts Art Project (Spotlight Youth Theatre). Jaely would like to thank UCAT for this opportunity, and Chanel Bragg, her friends, and her family for the wonderful support and love. @jaely.damasco 

Brooklyn Martin is 13 years old and a rising eighth grader at the Arizona Conservatory for the Arts and Academics. She is thrilled to be a part of UCAT en Minor! Performing has been Brooklyn’s passion since making her stage debut at age 7. She is blessed to have been cast in many amazing productions across the Phoenix Metro area. Recent credits are The SpongeBob Musical (Ensemble) at Valley Youth Theater, Moana Jr. (Moana) at Spotlight Youth Theater, A Christmas Carol (Grace/Fan) and Gypsy (Baby Louise) at Arizona Broadway Theater, Matilda (Lavender) at TheaterWorks and The Little Mermaid (Flounder – 2022 AriZoni nomination) at Starlight Community Theater. Brooklyn would like to send a special thanks to her grandparents who have always supported and encouraged her to chase her dream. 

Jazlynn Damasco is so excited to be making her debut with UCAT! Some favorite past credits include: Emma Borden in Lizzie (Spotlight Youth Theatre), Valerie in The Consoling Mechanism (The Phoenix Theatre Company), Female Ensemble in Sister Act (The Arizona Broadway Theatre), #13 in The Wolves (Spotlight Youth Theatre), and Mulan in Mulan Jr. (Spotlight Youth Theatre). Jazlynn would love to thank UCAT for this opportunity, and Renee Koher, Kenny Grossman, Chanel Bragg, her friends, and her family for all the love and constant support! @jazlynn.damasco 




Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts | Stage 2
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, 85251

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UCAT Mixer/Open Mic
July 23, 4 p.m. –5 p.m.

Join UCAT after the performance for a mixer/open mic where cupcakes will be provided, the bar will be available (card and cash accepted), and audience members can mingle and head on to the stage to try out any new material or just record material for their reels.  

UCAT is providing free video recording services to their members specifically for their reels or any other needs with the material they bring. This mixer/open mic begins immediately following the cabaret, UCAT en Minor. You can hop on stage or just be a part of the audience, enjoy mingling, and see some familiar and new faces as a part of the UCAT community. You do not have to pay to attend this post-show event. It is free to the public and UCAT members; however, we highly encourage you to attend the UCAT en Minor cabaret, pack the house and stay for this post-show event. 

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