Over twenty years of giving young people the theatrical tools they need . . .
Since 1994 Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory has been giving young people a solid foundation in the basics of theatre. The fun and engaging training at Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory is constructed so that children of grades 3-12 work together, as well as with their peers, providing a unique youth theater opportunity for all. The best education is a well-rounded one, so The Conservatory encourages students to explore every aspect of the theater. Students attend master classes in Playwriting, Directing, Audition Technique, Stage Combat, Theatre History, Scene Design, Movement, Voice, and Comedy as well as acting training with monologues, duologues, and exercises. Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory is a Not- for-profit organization and a division of Gold Coast Performing Arts Association tax ID 77-0031586.
In 1995, The Conservatory staged OUR TOWN: the very first production with young actors at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Since then, The Conservatory has staged dozens of productions for both schoolchildren and family audiences at the Civic Arts Plaza, and countless others in venues throughout Ventura County. Over 600 young people have trained at The Conservatory.
Founding Artistic Director, Stephanie (Angelini) Wilson has taught theatre to people of all ages since 1980. She has produced and directed for The Olympic Arts Festival, Cabrillo Music Theatre and Young Artists Ensemble. Also a playwright, her original productions have been showcased at the Mark Taper Forum and Covent Gardens in London.