Welcome to another spectacular season of live theater! PCPA is unlike any other theater company - only at Allan Hancock College do community college students work side by side with professional actors and resident artists to hone their craft. We are incredibly fortunate to have a world-class conservatory theater company here on the Central Coast and we are honored that you have joined us for our 53rd season of live theater!
PCPA is an integral part of Hancock College’s goal to change the odds for those in our community. Our neighbors know that PCPA is a cultural touchstone not just for Santa Maria, but for all of the Central Coast - and we were recently recognized by our regional accrediting agency as an “innovative program” worthy of commendation.
Thanks to your support, we are able to bring more than live theater to our region. Each year, our outreach program takes plays directly to more than 20,000 K-12 students in our area. For most of these children, the outreach program is their first introduction to the dramatic arts. Your support enables us to train community college students for jobs in acting and technical theater - training that results in real jobs for our graduates.
We are honored that the community supports PCPA’s mission to transform our diverse community with the art of live theatre. Your support of the program is vital to our mission. As a ticket holder, season subscriber, donor, or show sponsor, you are making art happen in our community. As you enjoy the show today, I hope you will consider ways in which you can expand the support for this truly innovative program.
Because of you, PCPA is changing lives every day. We are grateful for your support!
Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D.
Allan Hancock College