Sacramento Theatre Company
The Sacramento Theatre Company is a Regional Professional Theatre in the Northern California city of Sacramento.
The Sacramento Theatre Company is the oldest theater troupe in Sacramento, The Sacramento Theatre Company was originally formed in 1942 to entertain locally stationed troops during World War II. STC was originally called the Sacramento Civic Repertory Theatre, until they opened the doors to their first theater home in 1949, The Eaglet Theatre. The Eaglet was built from canvas and wood to match its much older twin, the famed Eagle Theatre from the California Gold Rush period. The new theater benefited from the patronage of newspaper executive and heiress Eleanor McClatchy, an enthusiastic supporter of theater and the arts.
Today, the Sacramento Theater Company calls the H Street Theatre Complex home. The new stages are located on H and 15th street in Midtown Sacramento, the cultural heart of the city. Staging plays in three performances spaces, STC as it is known, has been instrumental in the budding careers of such regional theater professionals as playwright Richard Hellesen and director Tim Ocel and international superstar Tom Hanks.
The 2014 Season is to be called Legends, Epics, and Icons, and features The Grapes of Wrath, Kate: The Unexamined Life of Katharine Hepburn, Nunsense, Julius Caesar, The Whipping Man, and, The Pirates of Penzance.
The Young Professionals Conservatory
The Young Professionals Conservatory founded in 2003 for actors ages 12–20 by Saffron Henke, an associate artist of STC. He directed the company for the first four years as well as several plays including A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tale. The Conservatory is now part of STC's larger School of the Arts which includes school outreach programs, specific programs for younger children and camps through the year. Students are encouraged to audition for entrance to the Conservatory program in May each year in preparation for the season that runs from August to May each year. In 2014 the School of the Arts added a technical theatre program. The Mission of the YPC is not only to prepare students for a career in theatre, but also instructs school teachers throughout the community to integrate theatre arts into their teaching methods to keep children interested in their education.