Placer Repertory Theater

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$3,991 raised by 21 donors

100% complete

$4,000 Goal

Placer Repertory Theater ( is a 501(c)3 nonprofit professional performing arts and culture nonprofit organization. 

Audiences may recall Placer Repertory Theater as the professional company that 

  1. offers the VAPA Academy (visual and performing arts) and SCHOOL TOURS extended learning opportunities to Placer County schools.
  2. wrote and produced the mainstage world premiere of Ghosts of Placer County in 2022, which featured local history from 11 population areas in Placer County.
  3. commissioned and produced “New Beginnings,” featuring a new play about Placer County railroad history in July 2021, 
  4. won Gold Country Media’s “The Best of the Best: Best Live Theatrical Group.” 
  5. won four Broadway World (BWW) awards in 2021, and 27 BWW nominations in 2022 & 2023, 
  6. was awarded the Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship in Literature, through the Sacramento Region Community Foundation.   

We are currently operating our regular programming, including our Education Outreach Programs (Placer Rep VAPA Academy, School Tours, Visiting Artists/Artists-in-Residence, while we RAISE FUNDS for a 2024/2025 MAIN THEATRICAL SEASON.  

As a professional theater company, we work with union and nonunion professionals, and all our performers, creatives and technicians have professional credits and are paid for rehearsals and performances.

Placer Rep has four program areas:

  1. Talent Development - programs that help artists bridge the gap from academic, community and pre-professional experience and training to professional employment. "ColLABoration LAB," topical workshops and classes, "New Works Collaborative," "New Works Festival."
  2. Professional Growth - programs for early career to seasoned professionals to hone and exercise their craft. Productions, events, topical workshops and classes, mentorship, internship and employment programs. 
  3. PRAA - Placer Rep Access For All - funds and programs that allow for outreach and service to those in Placer County who are economically or geographically challenged. Four programs: Performance Fund, Scholarship Fund, Free Admittance policy, Dramatists Guild: Playwrights Welcome.
  4. Community & Economic Enrichment- There are four areas of C.E.E. programming: 

Education Outreach -- Community Outreach & Inclusivity -- Community Partnership -- Economic Enrichment.  

Our Education Outreach includes engagement with K-12 education, as well as colleges, senior programs, nonprofit organizations, civic and government entities, and the general public, to provide educational support and programming. 

Outreach and Inclusivity programs provide engagement with new voices and seek to represent all facets of Placer County to include voices and groups that may be marginalized or underrepresented to ensure participation in all our programs and throughout our organization.  

Placer Rep partners with education, nonprofit, government and civic organizations, and always operates all programs with an eye to local economic development and a "local first" policy with regards to procurement of both human and physical resources and services. 


The mission of Placer Repertory Theater is to offer educational and quality-of-life enriching professional performing arts and cultural programs relevant to the people of Placer County and surrounding areas, while supporting local organizations and acting as an economic engine for the region.


Placer Rep GOALS:

1. GENERAL FUNDS: We seek funds to continue to commission new works from playwrights, pay creative and technical professionals, pay for local goods & services, and lease local venues for our programs (performances, events, classes).

2. TOURING PROGRAM to K-12, Colleges and the Public. Placer Rep is seeking funds to ramp up its Touring Theater program to K-12, colleges and community organizations and the Public, including optional masterclasses. Many schools are only able to enjoy our School Tours performances through the generosity of donors like you who help to underwrite the costs of the touring performances.

3. HOME VENUE. Placer Rep is seeking a home venue ideally in the South Placer County area. A modest space (1000-3000 sq ft) zoned for rehearsals, classes and small audience performances...


TOGETHER, we build a legacy of professional performing arts & culture one generous donation at a time.

Examples of where your donations go:

$25-50K is the cost of a two-week mainstage professional production, from venue fees and professional performers, writers, designers and technicians to physical resources like costumes and props. We employ and source LOCALLY FIRST to put the money spent right back into the local economy and attract out of area ticket sales to grow the local economy.

$15,000 is average cost to fully operate a monthly program for one year. Some of our Placer Rep 2023 programs include:

- Education Outreach in the Classroom (visiting artists, lecturers, in-classroom performance & education to K-12 schools & colleges)

- ColLABoration LAB (talent & new work incubation and networking) monthly show/event

- Studium-Practicum (on-going professional growth / continuing education for early career to seasoned professionals)

$5000 - Co-sponsor a black-box performance of a new work featuring a new voice from an underrepresented population.

$2000 crowns you the "Keeper of the Crown Jewels" - as the donation pays for one year of a storage facility for our sets, props, equipment, etc.

$500 pays an artist-in-residence to visit one day per week at a local school to enhance arts curriculum while performing outreach to new voices and underrepresented populations.

$50-$100 pays for a professional performing artist to work one-on-one with a special needs student to expand their horizons in the arts.

Equity Statement

Code of Ethics, Conduct, Diversity, and Inclusion:


As a socially responsible company, we seek authentic representation of all voices in our community, and actively perform outreach to encourage all ethnicities and gender identities to participate.

Our code of ethics, conduct, diversity, and inclusion includes the following tenets:

1. Be inclusive.

We welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes but is not limited to members of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, color, immigration status, sex, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.

2. Be considerate.

We all depend on each other to produce our best work as a company. Our decisions will affect internal and external stakeholders, from colleagues to partners and patrons, and we must take consequences into account when making decisions.

3. Be respectful.

Truly listening opens the door to mutual respect. Seek the value, not just potential failure of new ideas. Disagreement is the creative chaos from which, once resolved, we move forward together toward a goal. Disrespectful behavior will be addressed immediately, not tolerated.

Frustration is part of the creative process, but frustration must lead to listening and understanding, and not become personal attacks. An environment where people feel comfortable and safe to explore is a productive and creative space.

4. Choose words carefully.

We must always conduct ourselves professionally and be kind to others. Do not insult or put down others. Harassment and exclusionary behavior are not acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to,

• threats of violence

• discriminatory jokes and language

• sharing sexually explicit or violent material via electronic devices or other means

• personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms

• unwelcome sexual attention

• noncompliance with company policies and operational systems

• advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

5. Do not harass.

If someone asks one of us to stop something, then we stop. When we disagree, we try to understand why. Differences of opinion and disagreements are mostly unavoidable. What is important is that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively and immediately.

6. Make differences into strengths.

We can find strength in diversity. Different people have different perspectives on issues, and that can be

valuable for solving problems or generating new ideas. Focus on resolving issues and learning from mistakes. Promote diversity and collaboration, as studies show, creativity and innovation are heightened the more diverse the members and ideas of a group or organization.


Each person in every setting is held accountable for his or her own actions. The organization will not tolerate exclusionary behaviors: such as bullying, ostracization, nor denigration. The procedures for inappropriate behavior are as follows:

• First offense: Verbal warning and education.

• Second offense: Written warning and additional education, which may include counselling.

• Third offense: immediate removal from the organization.

Organization Data


Organization name

Placer Repertory Theater

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted

Demographics Served

General population

Local Counties Served


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


2351 SUNSET BLVD STE 170 # 209

Service areas

Placer, CA, US

Sacramento, CA, US

Nevada, CA, US

El Dorado, CA, US





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