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Allan Hancock College

Pacific Conservatory Theatre's professional Acting and Technical Theatre programs are fully accredited career and technical education (CTE) programs of Allan Hancock College. Students admitted to the programs receive instruction from theatre professionals, apply knowledge and gain experience within the context of the producing professional theatre. The theatre's 58 year history and over 10,000 alumni have continued to make a significant impact on the American theater since its beginnings in 1964. The unique synthesis of professional training and practice make the programs of Pacific Conservatory Theatre nationally recognized as the only one of their kind offered at a community college.

Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D.
Superintendent / President
Allan Hancock College
Allan Hancock College Board of Trustees

Jeffery C. Hall, President

Gregory A. Pensa, Vice President

Suzanne Levy, Ed.D.

Hilda Zacarias

Alejandra Enciso Medina, Student Trustee
President's Message
Welcome to another spectacular season of live theater!

PCPA is unlike any other theater company - only at Allan Hancock College do community college students work side by side with professional actors and resident artists to hone their craft. We are incredibly fortunate to have a world-class conservatory theater company here on the Central Coast and we are honored that you have joined us for our 58th season of live theater!

PCPA is an integral part of Hancock College’s goal to change the odds for those in our community. Our neighbors know that PCPA is a cultural touchstone not just for Santa Maria, but for all of the Central Coast - and we were recently recognized by our regional accrediting agency as an “innovative program” worthy of commendation.

Thanks to your support, we are able to bring more than live theater to our region. Each year, our outreach program takes plays directly to more than 20,000 K-12 students in our area. For most of these children, the outreach program is their first introduction to the dramatic arts. Your support enables us to train community college students for jobs in acting and technical theater - training that results in real jobs for our graduates.

We are grateful that the community supports PCPA's mission to transform our diverse community with the art of live theatre. Your support is vital to the mission of our programs. As a ticket holder, season subscriber, donor, or show sponsor, you are making art happen in our community

Also changing the odds for those in our community is the college's new Hancock Promise. Beginning with the 2018 graduating class, the Hancock Promise ensures that all Northern Santa Barbara County high school graduates can attend Allan Hancock College tuition free their first year after graduation - first year free at AHC! The funding for this transformative program comes completely from private funds. For complete details, please visit

Because of you, PCPA and Allan Hancock College change lives every day. We are grateful for your support!

Thank you and enjoy the show.

Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D.
Allan Hancock College

In 1964, AHC President Walter Conrad recognized the essential role of the arts to the development of mature people and the culturally literate community. His leadership in the establishment of such experiences in the community of Santa Maria is likely one of the most important contributions of his administration to the college and to the community at large. Dr. Conrad said, "Because we are geographically isolated from population centers where artistic experiences are readily available to our students and our college patrons, we have an obligation to develop such experiences on this campus." Over 50 years later, the positive impact of that visionary conviction continues to resonate in the lives of the hundreds of thousands who have been touched by the illuminating and edifying art of the theatre.

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