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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Theater

Mission: Capital Stage Company's mission is to be a dynamic leader in the evolution of the contemporary live theatre landscape in the Capital region and to passionately engage audiences in the art of live storytelling with bold, innovative plays performed by professional artists, in an intimate, up close setting. With a strong commitment to expanding the base of working artists in the greater Sacramento region, we shall develop a company of actors, directors, writers, designers, and technical staff who are dedicated to bringing bold, lively productions of contemporary and classic plays to our community. While part of the mission of any theater company is to entertain its audience, we at Capital Stage feel strongly that the productions we mount address issues that are vital to understanding the society we live in and ourselves as human beings in that society. We address themes of power and manipulation in relationships between men and women, children and parents, and organizations and individuals. We invite audiences to question the ethics and meaning of art, the definitions of sanity and intelligence, and the line between exploitation and legitimate relationship. We believe that in a large and growing urban environment, where individuals and groups are constantly bombarded with information and demands for decisions, the need for thoughtful examination of our interactions in society has never been greater.

Geographic areas served: Greater Sacramento Region

Programs: Capital stage presented seven mainstage productions, one special event, and six staged readings totaling 213 performances with 20,442 in paid attendance. Capital stage continued both its playreading series and apprenticeship program for young adults entering into the profession.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

13

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am impressed with Capital Stage. They are a young theatre company but one that has mastered its product-providing quality theatre. They are professional yet personal. They believe in providing edgy and bold works but also promoting new works with their annual playwright's festival. They embrace theatre and embrace it with their audience members by providing an opportunity to go with them to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. This is just another example of their high level of "community". They periodically give "talk back" sessions after shows that promote this too. I've had the opportunity to introduce a coworker of mine to the theatre experience recently and took her to Capital Stage. Her first play with Capital Stage won't be her last. So looking forward to seeing more productions with Capital Stage and introducing them to more people in the future.

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Capital Stage is my favorite professional theatre in Sacramento and I’m never disappointed with the productions. Always interesting, thought provoking, and intelligent. The acting and directing is top notch. Being involved with theatre myself; I’m also interested in the sets and lighting. They do an excellent job in that category. I am amazed what they do with that stage! The management staff treats everyone with kindness and respect. It’s that personal touch the staff gives that I think is the best.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wow! Capital Stage is my favorite professional theatre in Sacramento. I always expect to see great productions there and I always do! They continue to shock me with their talent, creativity, boldness, and professionalism. Also, I was a student in their Youth Theatre Program and was satisfied with the training I received. In the program, I was challenged as an actor and grew a lot as a result. Our instructor gave each student individual attention, tailored to their unique needs. Capital Stage is a gem in Sacramento!