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Capital Stage Company

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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


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Capitol Stage is a unique, extraordinary theatre company that brings Sacramento something we don't get enough of...edgy contemporary theatre. Their work is consistently strong and always interesting. An added bonus, is that the management team is not only made up of working actors, but the nicest, most welcoming group you could imagine. It's a terrific company, growing by leaps and bounds because everyone who sees something there, wants to come back, subscribe, get involved. Bravo to Capitol Stage! I hope they're around for a long, long time.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Capital Stage Company has burst upon the theatre scene in Sacramento, offering bold, thought provoking, theatre for adults. This professonal theatre company is smart and sophisticated and employ some of Sacramento's most talented artists.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This small professional theatre company has completely shaken up the performing arts scene in Sacramento. Performing in a relatively small venue, Capital Stage provides breathtakingly intimate and skillful characterizations alongside provocative themes. Their audience continues to grow as lovers of great theatre find them and become loyal to their consistency. This company is solidly run and growing. I am consistently moved by the so-called "magic of theatre" from this company. I am a subscriber and have enjoyed most of the productions I have seen there (nothing's perfect!). The staff has always been exceedingly curteous and accomodating. Perhaps this company needs a larger venue to spread the word --- but the intimacy is what makes their work so magical. I also miss the days when finances didn't so strictly dictate the cast size of a production. But oh well! That has meant only more time to explore characterization, which is what they do best anyway.