Folsom Theatre Co.’s mission is to inspire youth to dream, explore, think, and connect through imaginative storytelling onstage, in the classroom, and in the community; all while developing character and confidence by training in the arts.
Folsom Theatre Co. aspires to transform our local youth into creative, curious, and compassionate people while focusing on character, confidence, integrity, and self-esteem through community theatre and performing arts. Our programs encourage youth to navigate our complex world in a way that is healthier, smarter and kinder moving toward adulthood. In addition, our goal is to become the premier home for diverse performing arts programming and education by collaborating with artists, organizations, schools, and the community to encourage the creation, appreciation, and understanding of the arts. We seek to nurture a vibrant arts community, foster artistic excellence, and bring people together for powerful shared experiences that inspire a creative exchange of ideas.
Our Core Operating Values
We collaborate to create a wholesome environment that
empowers artists to do their finest work. Our rigorous standards
reflect our commitment to excellence in every area of production.
We take pride in our intention to have an outstanding track record of artists who want to return, and we cultivate an audience that expects to be
challenged with a more than quality product. The work we do
thrills us, too.
We pride ourselves in having an open door policy where people can reach out to us any time. We value everyone's opinion.
We design programs that inspire students, artists, and audiences.
Developing character values in individuals including commitment,
discipline, self esteem, confidence, and integrity.
We foster collaboration among professional artists, community, and youth to create exceptional theatre.
Supporting the family unit through the direct involvement of each
family member’s talents, interests, and abilities.
We embrace a continual process of renewal and experimentation in theatre and arts education.
We sustain the highest level of integrity as individuals and as an organization.
We maintain a commitment to entertain our audience in diverse ways.
Placing the maximum worth on people and treating each
individual with respect and significance.
We ensure organizational stability through long-range planning, assessment and retention of quality, professional staff, and fiscal responsibility.
Q: What is the Audition Process?
You can find this information in the ABOUT US tab, under POLICES
Q: How much does it cost to be in a show?
The production fee is $350 per individual. To be as transparent as possible, we will include the breakdown of what this fee covers.
rehearsal facilities, administrative fees, production royalty rights and fees, costume design, set design, performance venue, musical theatre instruction
Q: What if we have more than one child in the cast? Is there a discount for production fees?
A second sibling will receive a $25 discount. Three or more subsequent siblings will receive a $50 discount.
Q: Are there any additional fees we should expect?
FTC POLICY TITLE: AUDITION PROCESS Effective Date: August 22, 2017 POLICY
We are a start-up non-profit organization dedicated to bringing performing arts to the youth in the Folsom community. As a new family (of six) within the community, we found that there was a need for an additional local youth theatre company.
Our children have been involved with theatre since they were very little and we have enjoyed watching them blossom. Their confidence has greatly increased as they have performed in countless productions throughout the years.
Many friends that we have met since moving to the area in the summer of 2017, are traveling great distances to find a theatre home for their children. One of our goals is to keep our youth in our community, which will provide for a better quality of life for families that live in or near the Folsom.
For this reason, we have started a youth theatre company that will grow as the community continues to grow. We truly look forward to having you be a part of it!
Chief Executive Officer- Tracy Rodriguez
President- Felipe Rodriguez
Artistic & Managing Director:
Kelly Dunn & Emma Harlow
Stage Manager: Janice Odestig
The Assistant Director will possess the ability to keep the production running smoothly, while helping to instill in the children a love of theatre, an excitement for performance, and a willingness to collaborate. He/she must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, must be self-motivated, efficient, and creative. Experience working with children is especially important.
The Assistant Director will be compensated in the amount agreed upon prior to the commencement of the production.
Musical Director: (FILLED)
The Musical Director will possess the ability to conduct the musical ensemble being used for the show, while helping to instill in the children a love of theatre, an excitement for performance, and a willingness to collaborate. He/she must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, must be self-motivated, efficient, and creative. Experience working with children is especially important.
The Choreographer is responsible for the dance rendering of the show within the FTC mission. In this capacity, he/she works with the Director and Music Director to present a program that encourages young artists to develop their potential and foster their appreciation of live theatre.
They create original choreography, teach and notate dance steps and formations, clean dance combinations, teach students techniques and dance steps, and run daily fitness conditioning warm-ups with actors. Choreographers are experienced dancers, patient teachers, clear communicators, and able to visualize stage pictures and movement.
The Set Technician will possess the ability to create and build a set that helps create the mood for the actors' performances and conveys a message to the audience as a visual aid. The Set Technician confers with the Director regarding interpretation and set requirements. He/she must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, must be self-motivated, efficient, and creative.
The following are the duties and responsibilities of the Set Technician:
The Property Mistress/Master (“Prop Master”) will possess the ability to create and build Props that helps create the mood for the actors’ performances and conveys a message to the audience as a visual aid. The Prop Master confers with the Director regarding interpretation and prop requirements. He/she must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, must be self –motivated, efficient, and creative.
The following are the duties and responsibilities of the Prop Master:
The Costume Designer will possess the ability to create and build costumes that helps set the mood for the actors’ performances and conveys a message to the audience as a visual aid. The Costume Designer confers with the Director regarding interpretation and costume requirements. He/she must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, must be self –motivated, efficient, and creative.
The following are the duties and responsibilities of the Costume Designer:
During the production, the Costume Designer’s contact for all issues related to the production is FTC’s Vice President.
The Costume Designer will be compensated in the amount agreed upon completion of the final show performance.