Changing Faces Theater Company, local non-profit, was organized in the summer of 2002 to teach young people the
craft of theater: performance techniques, stage/set design and
construction, lighting design, costume design, and theater production,
including producing a dinner show, running a box office, marketing,
publicity, and managing staff.
provides a constructive summer outlet for youthful energy and the
self-confidence gained from participating in this structured project
oriented environment prepares students for the demands of employment
and everyday life in the post-scholastic world.
To date Changing Faces has produced 10 highly successful shows. The first performance was 2002's "Commedia Delight" which was staged at Peirano Estate Vineyard. Since that performance CFTC has moved to the beautiful outdoor venue at Lodi's Jessie's Grove Winery. They have produced original works such as "Peter's Gate" and "A Pirate's Tale" as well as classic favorites like "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and 2009's "Alice in Wonderland," which produced record crowds for the company.
2008's "Peter Pan and Wendy" garnered the company eight Elly Award nominations of which they won four. Megan Devencenzi won Best Leading Actress for her portrayal of Peter Pan. Sabrina Willis brought home the award for Set Design and shared the Best Direction award with Mike Bartram. The production also won the coveted Best Overall Production award at the ceremony held at the Crest Theater in Sacramento.
In 2010 the company took it's second venture outside of the summer theater program when it staged "Bad Seed" at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi. Changing Faces hopes to continue to expand it's quality theater productions by offering performances year-round.