PCPA Conservatory

The Conservatory

PCPA Pacific Conservatory supports a unique, fully accredited vocational training program at Allan Hancock College for aspiring actors and theatre technicians.  It is the only training program, with an Equity theatre company with fully integrated community college Career and Technical Education programs, in the country.  PCPA has trained over 10,000 students in a program of practical and experimental training in the fields of acting and technical theater.

PCPA performs its winter/spring season in two theatres in Santa Maria, the 440-seat thrust Marian Theatre and the 204-seat flexible black box Severson Theatre.  During the summer, the company also performs in the outdoor 700-seat Solvang Festival Theater.

Flounder and dancing Mer sisters from The Little Mermaid
Technical

Technical

Student Roster

Alumni

Robin Williams

Robin Williams

Zac Efron

Zac Efron

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain

Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates

Vincent Rodriguez III

Vincent Rodriguez III

Kristin Stokes

Kristin Stokes

Joanna Jones

Joanna Jones

Boyd Gaines

Boyd Gaines

Patrick Page

Patrick Page

Meami Maszewski

Meami Maszewski

Dana Costello

Dana Costello

Roddy Kennedy

Roddy Kennedy

Kelly McGillis

Kelly McGillis

Richard L Hay

Richard L Hay

Harry Groener

Harry Groener

Robert Blackman

Robert Blackman

Mercedes Ruehl

Mercedes Ruehl

John Dexter

John Dexter

John Lacovelli

John Lacovelli

Sharen Davis

Sharen Davis

William Thomas Hodgson

William Thomas Hodgson