Black Box Theater

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Located in the West Sacramento Community Center


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This theater has the space, seating, theatrical lighting and sound systems, dressing room, private restroom, free parking, and experienced technical director to help you have an event better than you imagined. Visit our Theater Rental Information page. See the rates, floor plan, and application forms to secure your event on our calendar. 


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 Is it a play? musical? dance? concert? conference or workshop? awards show? 
film showing?
So many possibilities. 

June 29, TWO showcase performances!

Lights....Camera.....Action!!! It’s almost time for A Walk On The Red Carpet, Sacramento Performing Arts Company's annual student vocal performance showcase. Come join us and see what brand new vocal, dance and musical theater students can accomplish in one performance workshop!!!
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When: Saturday June 29th, 2019
Times: 1:30pm and 7:30pm shows 
Where: Black Box Theater in the WS Community Center
Tickets: $14/$16 at the door

Plenty of FREE parking!

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Coming this Summer!

July 8-20

The Young Actors Workshop  

 Through theatre games, improvisation, and acting exercises, new skills will be developed to help young actor confidently use their body, voice, and imagination to tell stories theatrically. Workshop info below. 

Workshop Information
The Young Actors Workshop offers students a fun, exciting, and creative environment lead by instructors active in the fields of theater, improvisation, and acting. Through a series of acting exercises, improvisation, rehearsals, and performance, young performers learn the fundamental tools that develop their physical, vocal, and emotional range needed to be an actor. Additionally, the workshop will cover the basics of technical theater like scene painting, lighting, and stage managing. The program concludes with a final showcase production where our young actors show off everything they've learned to an audience of friends and family.

07/08/2019 to 07/19/2019
Two weeks, Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:00pm

Saturday 7/20/19 Family Showcase! This is where the young actors will show off what they have learned for friends and family. Time to be determined.

All instruction and the final showcase will take place in the Black Box Theater located in the West Sacramento Community Center at 1075 West Capital Blvd, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Mike Poe, Black Box Theater Lead

This guy’s been around!

  • Started as child actor at age 6
  • Radio disc Jockey at age 16
  • TV weatherman (?!)
  • Performed in over 100 plays as an adult
  • Appeared in or narrated over 200 training videos for the US Air Force and the University of California
  • Worked in Stage Management at the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) and others in San Francisco
  • Worked as Technical Director for theaters in Sacramento

He’s done a bunch of other stuff on stage and on camera and behind the scenes. Don't ask him about it, though. He's got lot's of stories and you don't have the time.


Ciara Cumiskey, Improv Instructor

  • College radio show host
  • Visual Art & Improv Instructor
  • Improv Comedian and sketch actress
  • Regular cast member at Blacktop Comedy, currently EPIC: An Improvised Fantasy Adventure
  • Show producer and performer of Funny Femmes: Fierce Comedy
  • Works also operations and marketing at Blacktop Comedy

Ciara Cumiskey is an avid fan of comedy and theater, with a flair for the dramatic and a penchant for laughter since childhood.  She is excited to share improvisational skills to both children and adults.

Cost and Registration

$220.00 total for the two weeks for West Sacramento residents.
$300.00 for non-residents.

Snacks are provided. Participants bring their own lunch. 

 Register on the Parks and Recreation site.

Select Register, Programs or Activities, Special Interest Adult, Teen & Youth, Young Actors Workshop.

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