It’s more and more difficult to make the economics of the not-for-profit arts sector viable. You know it in your own lives, the cost of everything keeps rising. Mandated minimum wage increases, which our wonderful company members more than merit, rising health care and materials costs, are part of the challenges that PCPA faces. We regularly face the frustrating distance between the dollars available and what we’re otherwise capable of.
Despite the huge support we receive as vocational programs of Allan Hancock College, the college’s capacity to do more is also extremely limited by the aforementioned external factors.
PCPA’s artistry is not about the money it makes but the good it creates - in the lives of our community and the positive ripple it sends out to the American theatre and culture at large. Still, we’d like to be earning our own way and we need significantly more contributed support from this terrific community.
We strongly believe that PCPA is one of the factors that makes life on the Central Coast so good and truly feel we’re capable of so much more. Together we’ve made something good happen today. We hope that tomorrow you’ll be planning to come to the next show, telling others about your great experience in the theatre, and making a financial contribution to PCPA’s continued work. Tomorrow we will continue to work with the optimism, vigor and excellence you’ve come to expect from your professional conservatory theatre.