Acting Camps

A young artist will
discover a world of
limitless imagination
when lead by a skillful artist.

The Young People’s Project
And a new program
Teatro YPP

Working side by side PCPA actors, musicians and dancers, the Young People’s Project students explore the three disciplines of theatre.

  All students participate in:
     Singing Workshops – learning two group songs.
     Dance Workshops – learning a dance number as might be presented in a musical.
     Acting Workshops – learning the basics of acting in a scene.

Students will attend a performance of a PCPA summer production.

Each student receives a YPP T-shirt.

On the final day of the program, family and friends are invited to attend the student showcase presentation followed by a reception.


AGES 13* - 18
*All students registering for YPP must have completed the 7th grade to enroll.
June 30 – July 7, 2018
Meets daily 9 am – 1 pm
Registration fee: $300

AGES 9*–12
*All students registering in YPP Jr. must have completed the 3rd grade to enroll.
July 15 – July 21, 2018
Meets daily 9 am – 1 pm
Registration fee: $250

AGES 9*-12
*All students registering in TEATRO YPP must have completed the 3rd grade to enroll.
July 8-July 14, 2018
Meets daily 9 am – 1 pm

This new and exciting Bilingual program (English and Spanish) is designed to introduce children to the unique style of Chicano Theatre known as “Teatro”. Once known as Teatro de la Jente (Theatre of the People), students develop performance skills by creating scenes and stories through the use of their own personal experiences and their perspective of the world around them. Together, under the leadership of professional Teatro Workshop Leaders, they will create a Showcase Production that will affirm the importance and dignity of the local Latino experience. Teatro can enable people to view their lives in new ways and explore their common human experience.
Registration fee: $250
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Young People's Project
For ages 13 - 18
June 30 - July 7
For ages 9 - 12
July 15 - 21
Enrollment is closed.
Business Office
805 928-7731
Box Office
805 922-8313

Spring YPP Intensive 2018
For the young, but serious performer.

These intensive workshops include small group teaching and mentorship with PCPA actors, musicians, and dancers.


February 3 - March 10, 2018
Theatre Sports Jr.
Theatre Sports is a form of improvisational theatre which uses the format of a competition for dramatic effect. Opposing teams can perform scenes based on audience suggestions, with ratings by the audience or by a panel of judges. On the final day, a "Mice-tro Competition" will be held for invited family and friends.
For ages 8 - 12
Meets for 6 Saturdays from February 3 - March 10, 2018
Registration fee: $95
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Song and Dance (part two)
In this new program, students explore the basics skills needed when learning a challenging piece of music when cast in a musical production. Students will learn a group song with an emphasis on learning different parts of harmonies and melodies between Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone/Bass lines. No previous singing experience is needed to enroll in this program, except for a love of singing songs. On the final day, we will perform the song we created for invited friends and family.
For ages 12 - 16
Meets for 6 Saturdays from February 3 - March 10, 2018
Registration fee: $150
10:30 am - 11:45 am