WHO WE ARE


"Since 2002, The Pear has grown roots of artistic integrity and creativity.  Founded by Diane Tasca and nurtured to life by a family of dedicated artists, actors, writers, designers, directors, teachers, and theatre lovers, this dynamic little theatre has a HUGE heart. The Pear thrives by offering audiences incredible productions of classics, new works and challenging plays that thrill, entertain and challenge.

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The Pear supports theatre artists by offering them opportunities in many forms:

Actors: we support, encourage and respect the craft of acting, which leads to rich, multifaceted performances.  

Writers: we have an active playwright’s guild and play development program that cultivates new works.

Designers:  a collaborative atmosphere, encouraging clever solutions to theatrical challenges! Improv enthusiasts: an active comedy group, giving experience to new talent and performing regularly throughout the season.

Students:  the Pear is working on a conservatory program that will offer scene study, monologue, voice and movement and audition classes for adults and youth.

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We came up with a “mantra” for the 2017-2018 season:  “INVITE, UNITE, IGNITE!”  We INVITE audiences and theatre artists to be a part of this incredible theatre, to UNITE in the passionate belief that art in all forms is more important now than ever, providing a creative voice to the challenges in today’s society.  Lastly, we hope to IGNITE your passions, consciousness, your actions, and your life!

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Thank you for supporting live theatre, and thank you for supporting THE PEAR!"

- Betsy Kruse Craig, Artistic Director