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Welcome from the Artistic Director and Managing Director

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We’re excited to have you with us as we set the stage for a season of massive humanity. At PCPA we remain passionately engaged with the work of today even as we lift our eyes to the future. As a conservatory theatre we have a singular commitment to excellence, manifest in a dual form – stellar artistry created for our community today and a great investment in training the artist for the future. Reveling in and revealing what’s happening today, while shaping and sharpening ourselves for tomorrow.

This season at PCPA we’ll share great stories about how we identify what’s really important in our own lives and in our connection to others. The things that matter in the ties of family and faith that bind, our ubiquitous problems and universal hopes, our world shaking words and the love for which we’d risk everything. If our stories and our connection to one another doesn’t matter – what matters? What could matter more than understanding ourselves, our family, our community, our world and then translating that apprehension and empathy into connection and positive action? Figuring that out, imagining how to do it, is part of what makes the reflective power of art so important in our individual and corporate lives. We think you’ll get glimpses of that on the stage today.

How can we hope to know, respect, value and support one another if we don’t hear each other’s stories? We’re excited to use art as a bridge that can create a real avenue across our otherwise inherent ignorance of one another’s beauty, struggles and hopes. This season we hope to expand our circle and venture into deeper connections that we can rehearse in the theatre and play out in the world – seeing, knowing, loving. Massive humanity, that’s what it’s all about.
Jennifer Schwartz

Managing Director
Mark Booher

Artistic Director

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PCPA dedicates this season to the incomparable advocacy and generosity of Royce Lewellen. His support and leadership for the theatre’s important role in the Central Coast community and his significant role in the creation of the PCPA Foundation’s organization and endowment fund, have exemplified his vision of sustaining Pacific Conservatory Theatre in perpetuity. In gratitude for his four decades of unswerving support, all of us who work on the stage or behind the scenes dedicate our work this season to his honor.
Mission Statement

PCPA is a professional conservatory theatre, committed to reflecting and transforming our diverse community with the art of live theatre.

We believe that the theater has a vital role and responsibility in the community to enrich cultural literacy and improve the quality of life.

We commit to serving our current audience, cultivating our future audience and training the next generation of theatre professionals.

We aspire to adhere to the best theatrical traditions and to set new standards of excellent artistry, ethics, and professional practice for the future of the theatre.
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