Live theatre is a transformative experience, be it from the perspective of artist or audience member. Therefore, The Western Stage SpringFEST at Hartnell College ensures that every member of our community has a way into this experience, no matter what age, experience or culture.
SpringFEST is an annual series of performance projects and workshops, offered February through May.
Bringing newcomers to TWS programs
Introduce and/or sharpen the skills that developing actors require in TWS season plays and musicals
Assist local playwrights, directors, and actors who are creating original works or individual performances.
SpringFEST bridges our work between our educational and production opportunities. It is where student-based performances take on a more prominent role in our season so that our audience and participants experience a wide array of projects that run the gamut from proposals of brand new ideas to first workshop readings of new works to staged renditions of developing material to a semi-produced show.