ignite the imagination



Come take flight with us. 

Based out of Fayetteville, Arkansas we are an arts organization focused on musical theatre. We reserve the right to do other types of theatre as well...we just REALLY like musical theatre.

This is theatre for everyone. 




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 (upcoming events)

Our 2018 season will be announced by 2018. Okay, so by January 1st.

We sold out 2 of our 4 shows and performed for 875 people with Footloose. We are thrilled to continue Pilot Arts in Fayetteville and happy to make our home here.


Let's sing and dance people! 



education. Let's learn.

Classes begin January 2018.  Classes run for 8 weeks. Tuition is $100. Classes cap at 15 students. First timers or seasoned veterans welcome.  Classes will be held at Drake Field Airport or the AR Air and Military Museum. 


  • 4:00-5:00: First Time Flyer- a class that plays among all the aspects of theatre. Classes utilize theater games, guided improvisation activities, and scene work to develop characters and how to make a script come to life. . You better bring your silliness. Open to grades 2nd-5th. Instructor: Audra Bocksnick
  • 5:00-6:00- Frequent Flyer- a class that infuses fun into the process of creating a character by finding moments of humor and spontaneity in the script. Theatre games and guided improvisation will be our tools in this fun session. Open to grades 6th-8th. Instructor: Audra Bocksnick


  • 5:30-6:30- Dance Lab: Grown Ups. A class that is geared toward anyone who wants to move their bodies! You can be a trained dancer or someone who likes to rock out in their car to Bon Jovi. You will learn original choreography to a variety of music. You will grow more confident in your body and burn a few calories - all in the name of fun! Open to ages 18 and up. Instructor: Missy Gipson


AUDRA BOCKSNICK: MA, Theatre, NYU. She spent time in London and Dublin studying Educational Theatre. She has served as Chapter Director of the Arkansas Chapter of the International Thespian Society and was head of the Alma High School Theatre Department for 8 years. She also has been to Disney World over 10 times. 

MISSY GIPSON: BA, Theatre, Lyon College. She played the role of Mary Shelley in the Off- Broadway production of "Frankenstein: The Rock Musical" at LaMaMa ETC, among various other roles in a cornucopia of shows.  She is also the Executive Director of the Young Actors Guild of Fort Smith where she won National Youth Arts Award for her direction of "Les Miserables".  She is trying to break her addiction to Dr. Pepper.




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