The MAIN STAGE project under the Ink People Center for the Arts was created in the Fall of 2014 by then local performer Daphne Endert, seeking a way for the talented adult and youth performers in her life to be on stage together. The company originated as a small group of local actors with their original vision being to perform a small musical in the summer of 2015. Rodger and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music was selected with the idea that youth and adult performers would get a chance to work together and bring a classic musical to Humboldt County audiences. 10 months later and our little summer show had grown into a full scale musical production at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, complete with guest performers from the Bay Area and costumes and scenery being shipped in from all over the United States – it was clear that our “small show” had grown into something much greater than any of us could have ever imagined.
Today we are proud to continue bringing musical theatre to the beautiful Arkley Center for the Performing Arts, the home of our most recent and upcoming productions. Our unique company also continues to work with guest artists from out of the area, giving locals a chance to collaborate with performers, directors, and designers from far and wide . Come tell stories with us!