Rubicon announces upcoming 2016 summer programs

Director Brian McDonald works with the students from Rubicon’s Theatre Camp. Photo courtesy of Rubicon Theatre Company

by Richard Lieberman

Brian McDonald Director, and acting instructor at the Rubicon Theatre Company has announced a new season of performance camps and intensives, master classes and workshops. McDonald founder and program director of Rubicon’s Summer Youth Program has appeared in national tours of Miss Saigon and Forever Plaid.

The program designed for youth from 5 years to 19 plus years, gives participants an opportunity to “play, explore and create in a professional environment, “McDonald said. “Our program is a place for students to take a risk, stretching beyond their comfort zone.”

Classes are held at Rubicon Theatre Company located at 1006 East main Street in the heart of Ventura’s Cultural Arts District. The program offers students an opportunity to study with trained, experienced instructors, who are working theatre arts professionals.

McDonald who has spent the past 15 years at the Rubicon said, “we focus on making our programs the best they can be.” “I think throughout my life I have been a creative person,” he added. Creative from an early age he shared a memory of his early creative talent “I remember when I was 8 or 9 years old, my bicycle was stolen, and I got some neighborhood kids together, and I set up a mock trial, and we all played parts like a real trial.”

The 2016 summer programs offered by the Rubicon Theatre Company this season include The Stinky Feet Theatre Workshop designed for youth from 5-12, Theatre Camp, Ages 11-14, The Fearless Shakespeare Intensive from ages 15-23, and The Musical Theatre Intensive, Ages 15-23.

These programs offer students of all ages the opportunity to develop performance and personal skills in a challenging yet nurturing professional environment with top theatre artists and instructors. For more information on these summer programs email to or check the Rubicon website at


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