Arts and Culture

Spotlight on Ralph Remington & Tempe Center for the Arts

Meet Ralph Remington, Producing & Artistic Director for the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) and Deputy Director for Arts and Culture for the City of Tempe.  Ralph’s a man whose passion for the arts was born when he played the Cowardly Lion in his third grade’s production of The Wizard of Oz. That passion never diminished and has taken him on a journey throughout the country working in and for the arts.

Ralph’s the consummate multitasker whose 30 plus years of experience has included writing, producing, directing and acting in professional theatre. He founded the Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis where he also served on the city council.  In Washington D.C., he was the music and theatre director for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ralph’s background makes him well-prepared for the multiple tasks he handles for the TCA and the City of Tempe.  Ralph recognizes the TCA as a venue that offers diverse audiences a one-of-a-kind cultural experience. He loves working with his staff to produce exciting programs that will attract diverse audiences. He also loves engaging with the audiences and observing how they respond to the TCA’s programs and performances.

We’re happy that Ralph’s journey in the arts, which began in the third grade, led him to Tempe where he brings his own creative wizardry to Tempe Center for the Arts.

Tempe Center for the Arts is located at 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281. Hours are: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday and  Sunday open for special events only; Box Office opens 2 hours prior to an event.


Written Alicia Griffith

Alicia is an ASU Alumna and Tucson native who is unapologetically herself. When she is not sharing her passion for Tempe, she is a devoted dog mom and reality TV enthusiast who has a weakness for charcuterie boards and wine!

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