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The Conservatory

Acting

Actor Training

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre, is unique in that in addition to studio work, classes, and master classes, students receive mentorship from professional artists in the studio, in classes, in one-on-one tutorials, and in the context of producing PCPA's professional Equity productions
PCPA's Resident Company is comprised of highly skilled professional actors, choreographers, designers, technicians, and directors who have a dedication to producing quality professional theatre and a deep seated passion to teach. Click the Faculty heading for a list of instructors and their bios.

1st Year Actor Training Program


At Pacific Conservatory Theatre, the student's professional training begins right away. Acting students are immersed in the life of the conservatory, jumping right into rigorous skills training and studio work. A common working vocabulary is introduced, as well as a repeatable acting process, text analysis, basic music theory, singing techniques, and dance fundamentals. Students explore the concept of self-use in their acting, movement, and voice/speech classes. These foundational concepts will be built upon over the course of their two-year journey. Students progress in the first year by applying these basic concepts to increasingly more sophisticated material.

2nd Year Actor Training Program


The training in the 2nd year directly builds on the foundational acting tools and skills that are learned and acquired in the first year. The 2nd year student is introduced to more sophisticated concepts and methodologies in all disciplines: Acting, Voice and Speech, Movement, Singing, Dance, and more. The second year also focuses on audition techniques and the business side of being a marketable actor. Several casting directors, artistic directors, and agents come to PCPA to audition our students during the second year of training. The year culminates in the presentation of 2 fully staged productions, which are cast solely with the graduating class, and are directed by either resident or guest directors. These showcases provide an opportunity for the professional community, as well as family and friends to see the fruition of two years of rigorous and fulfilling transformation.
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Actor Training program.
Acting I
Acting Fundamentals
Singing Techniques
Dance Styles
Text Analysis
Movement
Voice & Speech
Shakespeare
Musical Theatre Ensemble
Acting II
Acting Styles
Movement
Combat
Dance Styles
Shakespeare
Voice & Speech
Singing Techniques
Audition Techniques & the Business of Being an Actor
All applicants must start the audition process with a video audition.
We will begin accepting video auditions on October 1. We recommend applicants use the Acceptd platform to submit their audition video.

Please follow this link to PCPA's Acceptd landing page to learn more and begin the audition/application process.
https://app.getacceptd.com/pcpatheater

However, if Acceptd does not work for you, please email casting@pcpa.org for other options.

We ask that applicants submit this video audition by December 31; however, we will accept videos after that date.

If an actor is asked to attend our Acting Conservatory Callbacks, they will then be invited to go through a more detailed applications process.

Actors auditioning for the two-year Actor Training Conservatory will first need to submit an audition video.
Audition videos must include:
• 2 monologues (one classical, preferably Shakespeare; one contemporary, i.e. post-1900) totaling together no more than 3 minutes in length (approximately 60-90 seconds each).
• 16 to 32 bars of a song. Please sing with either recorded or live accompaniment.

Dance is optional:
• Dancers should feel free to include a 60 second dance combination; however, dance is not a required part of the video audition.

We ask that you include with your video:
• 8 x 10 photograph (headshot) preferred; smaller is acceptable.
• Resume detailing performance experience, education/training, and special skills.

Callbacks for the Acting Conservatory are in March.
Applicants who are invited to participate in the callback process will be given the option of a virtual online callback or an in person callback in Santa Maria, CA. If you are invited to our Acting Conservatory Callbacks in March, you will need to provide:

• Two letters of recommendation from teachers, employers, or directors (not family).
• Your most recent school transcripts.
• Mission Statement: a two-page (minimum), typed, double spaced.
  • "Mission Statement" in which you discuss your educational, professional, and personal goals and why PCPA can benefit you.
• All material can be submitted through the Acceptd platform. If Acceptd does not work for you, please email casting@pcpa.org for other options.

You need to have a high school diploma or be at least 18 years of age to attend the conservatory. Students who have not graduated from high school may be admitted to the program if they are 18 years of age and demonstrate that they are able to benefit from the PCPA program.
• Pacific Conservatory Theatre is a very rigorous program. Actors are in the studio, rehearsal, and performance 5 and sometimes 6 days a week 9:00 am to 10:30 pm. The conservatory requires full time commitment.
• You may not have time for an outside job
• We are all theatre all the time. We do not offer general education classes.
• Pacific Conservatory Theatre is a vocational program. We do not offer an associates or a bachelor’s degree.
• Pacific Conservatory Theatre's goal is to make sure you are ready to enter the professional world after graduation.
• Pacific Conservatory Theatre can be part of a four year path to a Bachelor’s degree. We have relationships with some Colleges and Universities that allow our graduates to start as Juniors if accepted into their program.
• You will need to cover all of your living expenses. PCPA can help you find housing and roommates, however, it is your responsibility to secure and pay for housing.

For more information please email casting@pcpa.org

PCPA values excellence and professionalism in all aspects of its company and public life. Successful PCPA students derive deep personal fulfillment from the exemplary completion of their work, and in the flexibility required to respond to challenges and opportunities. PCPA expects a strong commitment to the mission of the theatre in service to task, colleague, company, and community.

Pacific Conservatory Theatre's Professional Acting and Technical Theatre programs are fully accredited career and technical education (CTE) programs of Allan Hancock College.

This two-year, state-supported Conservatory is part of the California Community College system.

All first year students will pay no tuition for their first year of training.

We are very selective during the audition and interview process, and, therefore, very dedicated to the students we accept into PCPA's two year training programs. All first year students will receive full tuition scholarships for their first year of training. this will allow out of state students time to establish California residency for their second year of training.

PCPA has worked with the state of California, Allan Hancock College, and with private donors to make the first year tuition free and the second year tuition very affordable, so our graduates can immediately go to work as professional actors and technicians without being burdened by student loan debt.

During the second year of training, California state residents pay a $46.00 per unit registration fee each semester.

PCPA Acting students typically register for 18 units per semester.
PCPA Technical Theatre students typically register for 16 units per semester.

To qualify as a California State resident, students must have physically resided in the state of California for one year prior to the first day of classes and must be able to demonstrate the intent to make California their home.
Enrollment fees for out-of-state residents are significantly higher (see below).

There are additional fees and expenses for parking permits, books, and class supplies.



Enrollment Fees:

California Resident Tuition - $46.00 per unit

Non-Resident Tuition for international students and out of state students - $279.00 per unit tuition fee - plus $46.00 per unit enrollment fee. (total $325 per unit).



Health Fees
$21.00 Fall & Spring Semesters

Student Center Fee
$10.00 per academic year

For more detailed information regarding the cost to attend, the refund policy, and possible exceptions, please see the Allan Hancock College webpage.
Financial aid is available for those that qualify through Allan Hancock College.
If you would like to apply please contact (805) 922-6966 x3200
or email finaid@hancockcollege.edu

Technical

Technical Theatre Training


Pacific Conservatory Theatre’s two year Technical Theatre program encompasses all areas of technical theatre. The training models professional standards and practices through a master/apprentice approach. Students participate through invitation and advance based on demonstrated growth of skills and professionalism
PCPA's Resident Company is comprised of highly talented professional designers, technicians, directors, and actors who have a dedication to producing quality professional theatre and a deep seated passion to teach.
Click the faculty heading for a list of instructors and their bios.
Pacific Conservatory Theatre’s two year Technical Theatre training program offers intensive, vocational technical theatre training while participating in a Professional Theatre company. Based on industry models, the program guides the technical student from their discovery of concepts through professional level validation. Each student’s journey is uniquely tailored to meet the individual student’s desired focus, level of training, and educational need. Students train in lights, sound, props, paints, set construction, costumes, stage management, and more. Introductory and advanced study in theory and practice is designed to prepare the student for a career in the technical crafts of the entertainment industry. Students spend, on average, seven to ten hours per day in direct contact with working professionals. Self-marketing is an integral part of the program; students are instructed in the basics of cover letter, resume and portfolio preparation and presentation. During the second year students attend the USITT conference and interview with several professional companies. Our students have been highly sought after by companies like the Disney Corporation, Cirque du Soleil, ZFX, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Santa Fe Opera as well as schools like Cal State Fullerton, Penn State University, Boston University, University of Memphis, Southern Oregon University, and more.
Admission to the Conservatory is by application and interview.

We will begin accepting applications on October 1. We recommend applicants use the Acceptd platform to submit their application material.

Please follow this link to PCPA's Acceptd landing page to learn more and begin the application process.
https://app.getacceptd.com/pcpatheatre.

However, if Acceptd does not work for you, please email sice@pcpa.org for other options.

We ask that applicants submit their application by March 1, however, we will accept applications after that date. Early acceptance is possible for those that submit their application by December 1.

Advancement in the Conservatory is based on merit – maintenance of acceptable grade standards, demonstrated professionalism, and continued growth. Students are expected to adhere to the standards and best practices of the profession.

Students applying for our two year Technical Theatre Conservatory need to provide:
• An application.
• Resume detailing education/training, theatre experience and/or special skills.
• Two letters of recommendation from teachers, employers, or directors. (not family)
• Your most recent school transcripts.
• Mission Statement: a two-page (minimum), typed
  • "Mission Statement" in which you discuss your educational, professional, and personal goals and why PCPA can benefit you.
• Portfolio material is not required; however, during the application process, applicants will have the opportunity to upload any material they would like to share with us. Applicants can also share material during the interview process.
• Once you submit your application, you will be contacted to set up an interview. You may interview in person or via telephone or video call.

You need to have a high school diploma or be at least 18 years of age to attend the conservatory. Students who have not graduated from high school may be admitted to the program if they are 18 years of age and demonstrate in the interview that they are able to benefit from the PCPA program.
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• Pacific Conservatory Theatre is a very rigorous program. Technicians are in the shops, labs, classes, and performance 6 days a week 9:00 am to 10:30 pm. The conservatory requires full time commitment.
• You will not have time for an outside job
• We are all theatre all the time. We do not offer general education classes.
• Pacific Conservatory Theatre is a vocational program. We do not offer an associates or a bachelor’s degree.
• Pacific Conservatory Theatre's goal is to make sure you are ready to enter the professional world after graduation.
• Pacific Conservatory Theatre can be part of a four year path to a Bachelor’s degree. We have relationships with several Colleges and Universities that allow our graduates to start as Juniors if accepted into their program.
• You will need to cover all of your living expenses. PCPA can help you find housing and roommates, however, it is your responsibility to secure and pay for housing.

For more information please email sice@pcpa.org

PCPA values excellence and professionalism in all aspects of its company and public life. Integral to this position is the demonstration of practical initiative; respectful, courteous and cooperative relationships; affirmative, efficient and ethical working practices. Successful PCPA students derive deep personal fulfillment from the exemplary completion of their work, and in the flexibility required to respond to emergent challenges and opportunities, in accomplishment of the evolving work of the theatre and its training programs. PCPA expects a strong commitment to the mission of the theatre in service to task, colleague, company and community.

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Pacific Conservatory Theatre's Professional Acting and Technical Theatre programs are fully accredited career and technical education (CTE) programs of Allan Hancock College.

This two-year, state-supported Conservatory is part of the California Community College system; therefore, the cost of attending PCPA’s Pacific Conservatory Theatre is lower than that of other theatre training programs.

California state residents pay a $46.00 per unit registration fee each semester.

PCPA Acting students typically register for 16 to 18 units per semester.
PCPA Technical Theatre students typically register for 16 units per semester.

To qualify as a California State resident, students must have physically resided in the state of California for one year prior to the first day of classes and must be able to demonstrate the intent to make California their home.
Enrollment fees for out-of-state residents are significantly higher (see below).

Additional fees and expenses include parking permits, books, and class supplies totaling approximately $400-$600.


Enrollment Fees

Resident Tuition - $46.00 per unit

Non-Resident Tuition for international students and out of state students - $279.00 per unit tuition fee, plus $46 per unit enrollment fee (total $325 per unit).


Health Fees
$21.00 Fall & Spring Semesters

Student Center Fee
$10.00 per academic year

For more detailed information regarding the cost to attend, the refund policy, and possible exceptions, please see the Allan Hancock College webpage.
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Financial aid is available through Allan Hancock College.
If you would like to apply please contact (805) 922-6966 x3200
or email finaid@hancockcollege.edu
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Professional Internships

Internships
PCPA offers professional internships in multiple areas of theatre. PCPA’s mentor-apprentice approach to training provides unique experiences with theatre professionals both resident and guests. As an intern you will be training directly with professionals in their respective fields.

For more information about Technical Internships, please contact productionmanager@pcpa.org

For more information about Acting Internships, please contact casting@pcpa.org
Benefits of an Internship at PCPA
• Opportunity to gain practical experience in your chosen field.
• Gain experience in both an outdoor an indoor thrust stage.
• Taking time off before graduate school to train in a conservatory environment while mentoring less experienced students can help you prepare for graduate school.
• Join a network of over 50 years of alumni.
• Spend your summer or fall and spring in California.
• Winter/Spring interns are required to participate in a portfolio review each semester as a way of helping prepare and present a portfolio to the industry, in order to find employment after the internship.
• Having completed graduate school, build your professional portfolio.
• Prepare you for your next steps whether that be entering the industry or attending graduate school.
Things to Consider
• Interns are required to be registered students of Allan Hancock College. The mandatory registration fees are covered.

• PCPA awards scholarships to a majority of the interns who are accepted. The IRS considers these scholarships taxable income.

• Interns will be informed of all required personal supplies before they accept the internship.

• The program does not offer a degree.

• Interns are scheduled, on average, for 40 hours per week with adjusted hours during tech periods.

• Internships can range between 3, 9 or 12 months with the possibility of more.

• Each department will have schedules that vary depending on the individual internship and the overall production schedule.

• Outside jobs can be discussed and coordinated with your department mentor and around conservatory schedules.
While at PCPA we expect you to experience the following
• Continue to develop and practice good work habits and professional level skills.
• Grow and refine you portfolio.
• Practice your craft
• Enjoy the great California weather
• Decide and plan your next steps in your career path.
• Have fun
Enrollment is by interview only
To be considered for an interview, PCPA’s Professional Internship applicants must submit an application via pcpa.org, a cover letter, a current resume listing previous theatre training, theater experience, and list three references.

Applicants may also be requested to submit relevant portfolio items. We will contact candidates that meet PCPA’s requirements to arrange an interview. Meeting minimum qualifications does not assure a candidate an interview.

Interviews are generally over the phone or via video conference.

Additional interviews occur at SETC, USITT, KCACTF region 7 and 8, and throughout the state of California. Exact dates and locations vary by department and time of year.
Housing
PCPA’s Company Manager can assist students in identifying reasonably priced housing options within the community. Rental costs vary greatly depending upon students’ requirements. A student can expect to pay between $600 and $1200 per month for housing costs.
Outreach Acting Interns are not required to fill out an application prior to their audition.

A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SELECTED INTERNSHIPS:

Carpentry

Carpentry Interns learn under the supervision of the Technical Director. This internship provides students with the opportunity to work alongside professional scenic carpenters while they develop and hone their skills in all areas of scenic construction. Opportunities may include executing scenic evaluations and shop drawings. Based on skill level and desire, interns may serve as assistant Technical Director for an appropriately sized production while supported and supervised by the Technical Director.


Costume Design Assistant

Costume Design Assistants are supervised by the Costume Shop Manager, Assistant Costume Shop Manager, and the Resident Costume Designer. Candidates need to understand the design process and basic structure of production within the Costume Shop. Student interns will serve as Costume Design Assistants to the Costume Designer for main stage productions. Responsibilities vary according to the production, but will often include research, sourcing, tracking, attending meetings and fittings, and taking notes. All members of the Costume Department take part in cleaning/restocking of costumes, supplies, and equipment, and assisting with general shop maintenance. Depending on experience and capabilities, interns may be offered design opportunities in PCPA's season. Basic sewing skills are desired.

Costume First Hand Technician

The First Hand intern is trained under the supervision of the Costume Shop Manager, the Assistant Costume Shop Manager, and the Cutter/Draper. Student assignments and schedules very depending on the assessed requirements of each production. Primary responsibilities include cutting, altering, and manufacturing various costume pieces, as well as tracking the progress of sewing notes. The First Hand will also assist in guiding Stitchers through costume builds and alterations. All members of the Costume Department take part in cleaning/restocking of costumes, supplies, and equipment, and assisting with general shop maintenance. Candidates should possess some exceptional stitching skills. Some tailoring experience is desirable


Costume Stitcher Technician (summer only)

The Stitcher interns are trained under the supervision of the Costume Shop Manager, the Assistant Costume Shop Manager, and the Cutter/Draper. Stitcher projects include sewing mock-ups, altering/restoring garments, pressing/preparing material, and hand-finishing garments. All members of the Costume Department take part in cleaning/restocking of costumes, supplies, and equipment, and assisting with general shop maintenance.



Costumes: Hair and Makeup Assistant

The Hair and Makeup Assistant Intern is trained under the supervision of the Costume Shop Manager, the Assistant Costume Shop Manager, and the Costume Designer. Primary responsibilities include fitting, alteration, and styling of wigs as well as assisting in the implementation of the hair and makeup designs. Specific assignments will vary depending on the needs of each production. All members of the Costume Department take part in cleaning/restocking of costumes, supplies, and equipment, and assisting with general shop maintenance. Ventilating experience is desirable.




Costumes Crafts Technician

The Costume Crafts Technician Intern is trained under the supervision of the Costume Shop Manager, the Assistant Costume Shop Manager, and the Costume Crafts Supervisor. The Costume Craft Technician participates in all aspects of the manufacturing, repair, or alteration of costume craft pieces, as well as tracking the progress of notes. All members of the Costume Department take part in cleaning/restocking of costumes, supplies, and equipment, and assisting with general shop maintenance. Knowledge and experience of safe shop practices are desirable.



Directing

The Directing Intern learns under the supervision of the Associate Artistic Director and functions directly as an Assistant Director with multiple resident and guest directors throughout the Main Stage and Outreach Tour seasons. Directing Interns participate in the casting, design, rehearsal, and tech processes on productions to which they are assigned. They collaborate with the Stage Management Department to prepare understudies and to run understudy rehearsals. Directing Interns may collaborate with conservatory students on independent directing projects as time allows.



Dramaturgy

The Dramaturgy Intern learns under the supervision of the Literary Associate and as a dramaturg with multiple resident and guest directors throughout PCPA’s Main Stage season and Outreach Tour. Additional responsibilities may also include writing copy for programs, promotional materials, and study guides, participating in public panels and discussions around season productions, reading and assessing scripts, and helping to maintain PCPA’s virtual script library.

Electrics

Lighting Interns become an integral part of the PCPA Lighting Department learning and honing their craft under the supervision of the Lighting Director and Electrics Supervisor. An internship in lighting offers the opportunity to serve as the Lighting Design Assistant and/or Lead Electrician for a wide range of productions during the Winter/Spring Season. Within this framework, we work with interns to practice skills they have and expand their knowledge. What you don't know, we can teach you. Projects you can anticipate being part of the internship include drafting lighting plots in Vectorworks, creating Lightwright paperwork, creating followspot sheets, hanging & circuiting lights, maintaining lights, build practicals, soldering, calling focus,and supervising student crews. Working closely with our lighting designers you will have the opportunity to observe, and participate in the process of bringing a large-scale design from concept to completion


Musical Direction

The Musical Direction Intern learns under the supervision of the Resident Musical Director. Musical direction interns have the opportunity to serve as rehearsal accompanist for musical theater classes and professional productions, assist students and professional actors with music preparation, assist the music director in rehearsal, conduct performances, and travel to audition sites during a 5-6 week casting tour in December/January/February. There may also be the opportunity to serve as the music director for a production depending on the needs of the season and the experience level of the intern.


Outreach Acting Intern

PCPA’s Acting Internship program is for actors early in their professional journey (typically, graduates of BFA or MFA programs) who are seeking opportunities to perform, and advance their craft, and acquire new skills in an environment that believes in supporting artists as they build professional careers. Outreach Acting Interns work with the Office of Education and Outreach, forming a touring ensemble that brings the experience of professional live theatre to school-age audiences through on-site performances and programs. Equity Membership Candidacy (E.M.C.) weeks can be accrued during this internship. All Outreach Acting Interns are awarded Scholarship support.
Admission is by audition. Actors do not need to submit an application until after auditions and offers are provided to potential candidates.
Please click here for information about the Audition Requirements.



Props

Properties interns work under the supervision of the Properties Director. An internship in stage properties offers students the opportunity to create props for a wide range of productions working with a variety of materials including plastic, wood, fabric, and metal. Interns may serve as Prop Manager for a specific production, taking that production from design through rehearsal, into technical rehearsals as the chief liaison between the designer, the rehearsal process, and the build schedule in the prop shop.

Scenic Art

PCPA’s Internship in scenic art serves as a bridge from educational theater experience to being paid to paint in theater and other forms in the entertainment industry. Scenic Art Interns will assist and be under the direct supervision of PCPA’S Resident Scenic Charge Artist as a part of a producing professional theater company. Under Charge Artist supervision, the Scenic Art Intern will learn to maintain the paint shop and its tools and equipment, track the use of paint and materials, keep the shop clean and organized, supervise and coordinate student work crews-in short learn managerial skills and learn and contribute to a smoothly running shop. The intern will also take the lead on the painting of some scenic elements or paint techniques and will go through the process of being a Scenic Charge Artist for one show. As Charge Artist, the intern will be guided through the process of calculating the budget, generating samples, and being responsible for the painting of an entire show to the specifications of the Scenic Designer.

Scenic Design Assistant

Scenic Design Interns learn under the supervision of the Resident Scenic Designer. Interns will increase their existing understanding of scenic design through collaboration with the resident scenic designer, additional staff designers, and guest designers. Projects include the production of bid drafting, rough models, final drafting, and final models under deadline circumstances. In addition, interns conduct period research, supervise student assistants, and attend meetings and rehearsals as needed. The interns will have opportunities to practice scenic painting and properties construction on a project-specific basis. Interns should expect to develop their skills with VectorWorks, AutoCAD, and SketchUp. Interns should possess good organizational skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills. Depending on experience and capabilities, interns may be offered design opportunities.

Sound

Sound interns will learn under the supervision of the sound director/designer and staff sound engineer. The sound interns will learn how to perform the duties of an assistant sound designer and the skillsets used in managing a shop and crew. The opportunities within the sound department for the sound interns may include installation, maintenance, and management of audio equipment for various productions, video monitoring equipment, clear comm infrastructure, and wireless microphone systems. The sound interns should anticipate learning about sound design, sound engineering, multitrack recording, monitor mixing, sound system trouble-shooting and repairs, generation of paperwork, and collaboration in the theatrical design process. A background in and knowledge of theatre is essential and experience with sound design and/or engineering is desirable. Based on experience and skillset, the sound interns may be offered design and/or mixing opportunities during the Winter/Spring Season.

Stage Management

Stage management interns will act as Assistant Stage Managers for main stage productions throughout the season. Stage Management interns are the Stage Managers for the conservatory rep productions during the spring season. The Outreach Intern will stage manage the educational outreach production during the winter/spring season. In addition to stage management duties, interns will assist in mentoring production assistants, participate in general office projects, and work with the Stage Management team as support for company events. Interns are eligible to join the Actors' Equity Association's Membership Candidacy Program and can accrue membership candidacy weeks if they so choose.





Summer Actors/Technicians

Summer Company - Acting
Our summer season usually starts the last week in May and runs through September, yet the majority of the company is typically finished by the end of August. Most actors are with us for more than one show; however, single show agreements are possible.

Equity Actors
PCPA has a year-round resident Equity company. We also offer some additional Equity contracts for specific summer roles. PCPA works under the URTA Tier III contract.

Non-Equity Actors
PCPA casts several non-union actors during their summer season.
All non-union guests are awarded scholarships.
Scholarships begin at $285/wk and go up from there depending upon experience and level of training.

How to Audition

PCPA holds a three month audition tour December through February every year.

Please click here to visit our Audition Tour page for more information about audition requirements and where PCPA will be auditioning.

Video Submissions
If you cannot make it to one of our audition locations we will accept video auditions. You can email your video link along with your headshot, resume, and cover letter to casting@pcpa.org. YouTube or Vimeo works best.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information please email casting@pcpa.org

PCPA values excellence and professionalism in all aspects of its company and public life. Integral to this position is the demonstration of practical initiative; respectful, courteous and cooperative relationships; affirmative, efficient and ethical working practices. Successful PCPA actors derive deep personal fulfillment from the exemplary completion of their work, and in the flexibility required to respond to emergent challenges and opportunities, in accomplishment of the evolving work of the theatre and its training programs. PCPA expects a strong commitment to the mission of the theatre in service to task, colleague, company and community.

Summer Company - Technical
Every year, PCPA brings in technicians from all over the country to work with us during our summer season.
Our summer season usual starts in late May and runs through September, yet many technicians are finished by the end of August.

Most technicians are with us for more than one show, and most technicians receive scholarship support from PCPA.

We are actively Looking for:
Carpenters, Scenic Design Assistants, Costume Design Assistants, Costume Technicians, Stitchers, Props Artisans, Scenic Artists, Assistant Stage Managers, Production Assistants, Lighting Design Assistants, Electricians, and Sound Technicians.

Please click here to visit our Technical Intern page for more information about how to apply.
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