Prescott Center for the Arts, Prescott AZ

Message from the Executive Director

To our wonderful Patrons, Volunteers and Visitors,


The 2013 – 2014 Season marks my fourth full season (fifth overall) as the Executive Director of Prescott Center for the Arts.  No doubt many things about PCA have changed over the past four Seasons; most for the good.


Since my arrival, we have added a more substantial summer program for yout; an expansion of our education program; built a solid foundation for, and continue to geographically expand the highly successful Young Playwrights Festival; have seen significant growth both financially and spatially in the PCA Gallery; undertaken multiple collaborations with area non-profits, replaced the main theatre’s swamp cooling unit (now it actually cools the theatre!), hired a Technical Director, added a large handful of talented people to the Director’s Mentorship Program, added performances to the ever popular Ghost Talk, taken creative risks (and came thru with flying colors!) with shows like, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, The Producer, Almost Maine, The 39 Steps to name just a few.  Perhaps the most significant risk/addition is to have finally gotten Stage Too open and running.  There are, of course, more accomplishments to boast about.


There is a long list of extremely talented people to thank for all of the growth and as much as I’d like to take credit for all of PCA’s accomplishments, they could never have happened without all of our amazing volunteers, whose passions and talents made the ideas come to fruition and reality.  To all of those people, the PCA Board, Staff and I extend our endless appreciation!


We must also take this time to thank those who have contributed, not necessarily their physical talents, but with their generosity in helping to fund these endeavors. Included in the list of generous donors are many of you…our PCA Friends, from modest to more significant amounts donated, as well as area businesses who sponsor specific programs and productions.  Special thanks to Judith Hardes, Jim and Sharon Carlin, MaryAnn and Allan Dutton, Art and Doris Winkler for their most generous gifts, among many others who can be found in the list of contributors in this publication.


PCA is now at a point where we feel we are extremely close to being a full-service arts organization to all residents of the Quad Cities area.  We strive to make art accessible and affordable for YOU, our patrons by giving you a first-class experience in the arts so you can avoid traveling long distances for it, and to say proudly to your out-of-town guests and family members, “We have an amazing place for the Arts here in Prescott!”  Bring them with you, show them we are more than a “Cowboy town” and have the ability to entertain and stimulate the mind and soul.  Take pride in your Home for the Arts. All of us here do!


Jon Meyer

PCA Executive Director





Executive Director, Jon Meyer