Capital Stage Company

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 1000 Front St Sacramento CA 95814 USA

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
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review

More Info

EIN 20-2799021
916-379-5051
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I have been on the Board for about 4 years and have found it very rewarding and a great way to advance the arts in Sacramento. Capital Stage consistently delivers intelligent, thought-provoking, entertaining and edgy professional theater. Plan on going out for drinks after a performance you and your friends will want to dissect what you have seen.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Getting my fix for great theater -- I can't get to New York as often as I would like for theater and Capital Stage fills the void with smart, superbly acted plays.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Getting to the know the other people involved in the organization, including the very fine actors and technical staff.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a great theater to meet all of its future needs and establish a sustainability fund to ensure it continues to flourish and provide exciting theater to the Sacramento region

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

This is a phenomenal little theatre company that hugely enriches the Sacramento performing arts scene. I've been coming to plays at Capital Stage for five years now, and I've never seen a bad production. The play selection, acting, direction, sets, music - everything is excellent. As good as you could find anywhere in the Bay Area or LA, or anywhere else for that matter. There's an intelligence that pervades every aspect of every production. Customer service is fantastic and the atmosphere is welcoming. I just worry about staff burnout - everyone is doing so much all the time and they simply will not let quality suffer no matter how many hours they have to put in. Another drawback is their current location, which offers no hint that there is in fact a theatre located on board the Delta King riverboat.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching plays that are thoughtfully selected, thought provoking, and produced with total commitment to quality.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

raise the money to bring in a full-time development director.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

feeling like part of the team that puts together such outstanding work.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

intelligent, dedicated friendly, risk-taking, caring, humorous, and unbelievably talented.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

show the world what regional theatre is meant to be like; put together an incredible theatre arts education program; develop local playwrights and other theatrical talent; tour to other parts of the Central Valley that don't have anything this amazing.

Ways to make it better...

I knew that there was a broad and deep enough donor base to support the staff properly.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting the word out to theatre lovers and arts supporters that Capital Stage (a) is out there and (b) needs their support through contributions as well as ticket purchases.

One thing I'd also say is that...

we need additional board members - folks who love the arts and who aren't afraid to roll up their sleeves and help out with a range of tasks.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Was this review helpful?