To promote community growth by presenting insightful and innovative works of theater in a uniquely intimate performance space.
Prospect Theater Project (PTP) is Modesto’s longest-running resident theater company, producing season after season of high-quality plays since 2001. Our plays are noted for their high-quality production values and the diverse range of genres and topics we undertake. We choose works that will challenge audiences to look at life and society from a different point of view. We have produced original plays and adaptations, (The Congresswomen, Lee Marvin be Thy Name, Blue Roses); Classics of World Theater, (A Winters Tale, A Doll’s House, Galileo, Richard II); plays about social issues, (To Kill a Mockingbird, Grapes of Wrath, The Whipping Man); and plays about human relationships, (Faith Healer, Three Days of Rain). PTP is dedicated to contributing to a strong local community through the performing arts. We are a collaborative of artists who live and work in this community. Actors, directors, designers, and technicians are all local residents, yet audiences frequently comment that our productions are on a par with any comparably scaled theater they have seen in New York or San Francisco. As an organization dedicated to providing a catalyst to building cultural bonds that enable communities to thrive and grow, we opened the facility, at little to no cost, to musicians, host concerts and bands, poetry and other spoken word events, as well as plays. We look for opportunities to work with other community organizations as reflected by our partnerships with Marcos Contreras in producing his Spanish language production of La Mujer Que Cayó del Cielo (“The Woman Who Fell From the Sky”), Boys and Girls Club of Stanislaus County, Stanislaus County Community Foundation, Inns of Court, Slam on Rye, Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and Sankofa Theatre, and Gregori High School, among others.