Teacher’s Weekend

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PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre in Santa Maria, California invites theater educators to participate in
PCPA’s Theatre Teachers’ Weekend

September 10 and 11 - limited to 25 participants.

Theatre teachers can earn upper division units for attending PCPA’s Teachers' Weekend.

The weekend is designed to introduce theatre teachers to the immersive mentor/apprentice atmosphere of conservatory training in a professional environment.

The teachers will observe and work with professional actors who have a passion to teach.

Theater teachers will spend the day working with professional actors in workshops and observing classes in PCPA’s Conservatory program, and then they will attend PCPA’s productions of In The Heights, Gidion’s Knot, and Trying.

A certificate of completion will be provided for participants and upper division units are available for those interested.

Scroll down for more Teachers’ Weekend information.

To reserve your space and to register please contact Erik Stein at casting@pcpa.org or call (805)928-7731 ext 4119

PCPA’s Theatre Teachers’ Weekend

September 10th & 11th

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Registration Fee:


Registration includes:

One ticket to the evening performance of In The Heights in Solvang
One ticket to the matinee performance of Gidion’s Knot in Santa Maria
One ticket to the evening performance of Trying in Santa Maria to those available in the evening on Friday September 9.

Two workshops with the professional conservatory faculty

Observe (and participate if you would like) in two classes in the Acting Conservatory

Tours of PCPA’s facilities

“Stump the Technician” PCPA ’ s technicians help you find solutions to budgetary and tech challenges

Two continental breakfasts
Other expenses not included in registration fee, yet a discount is available when mentioning PCPA:

Lodging at The Historic Santa Maria Inn offers discounted rooms for teachers participating in PCPA’s Teachers’ Weekend.

Registration Due Date is Friday, September 2

-Limited to 25 participants-
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Teachers’ Weekend

Friday, September 9 - Bonus Event
6:30 pm Santa Maria Box Office
Receive tickets
7pm Trying

Saturday, September 10
9am Severson Theatre
Welcome and Continental Breakfast (we provide)

9:45 Severson Theatre

10:15 Performing Arts Center
Theatre Tour

10:45 Marian Theatre
Audition Workshop

12:15 Lunch (on your own)

1:15 Marian parking lot
Travel to shops

1:30 Shops and Warehouse Tours

2:15 CBC 19
Introduction to Technical Theatre Training Program

2:30 CBC 19
Stump the Technician

3:15 CBC 16
Observe or take part, in a conservatory class (Viewpoints)

4:30 Break
Dinner (on your own)

7:30 Solvang Box Office
Receive tickets

8pm In The Heights

10:30 Return to Santa Maria

Sunday, September 11

9:30am CBC 32
Continental Breakfast (we provide)

10am CBC 16
Observe or take par in a conservatory class (Movement - Physical Listening)

11am CBC 32 or CBC 19
Technical Theatre workshop (Set Design on a Budget)

12:00 Lunch (on your own)

1pm Santa Maria Box Office
Receive tickets

1:30 Gidion’s Knot

3pm Lobby
Talk Back with director and designers of Gideon’s Knot

3:30 Farewell

Workshops subject to change

Quotes from past participants:

“Heartiest congratulations to you all for a well presented, balanced, joyous, and insightful weekend. I haven’t stopped talking about it yet and I can’t imagine I will any time soon.”

“This event was very well thought out, carefully orchestrated, and executed with more courtesy and thoughtfulness than I’ve seen in a long time.”

“It was a terrific weekend - a perfect mix of really good theatre, class observation, collaboration with fellow teachers, and Conservatory workshops. I’m excited to take all of this back to my students.”

“The extras were beyond marvelous.”

“We had such a great time this weekend! Thanks so much for all you and the staff did to make us feel well taken care of!”

“We loved everything about the weekend!”

“I loved observing the students. I felt like we actually got to see their personalities.”

“Thanks again for providing this unique opportunity for us.”

“I am impressed beyond words.”
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