SPECTRUM Collaborative and Pride Youth Theatre Company


The Spectrum Collaborative is a FREE program that was created in 2018 in order to address a growing need of resources and support for our local and Ventura County LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 13-18 and their allies.

Spectrum is a mentor/mentee program that pairs young artists of any medium with adults who guide them in their creative process over a period of a twelve week session. Each two hour meeting offers our young participants the chance to work in a safe, creative environment with their mentor who helps to inspire and encourage them to use their unique voice through artistic expression.

Applications for mentors and participants can be found at these links. All are welcome to be part of this anonymous, nurturing and diverse experience.

Mentor Application:


Mentee Application:

Please email spectrum.collaborative@gmail.com to have an application forwarded to you.


Pride Youth Theatre Company is the first queer youth theatre program of its kind in Southern California. Past collaborations include the 2019 production of The Laramie Project, presented and performed along with actors from ARTS’ Literature in Action Unbound and mentors from the Spectrum Collaborative program. PYTC is scheduled to begin summer of 2020, please stay tuned for updates! If you’d like to be part of this unique and exciting opportunity please email us at spectrum.collaborative@gmail.com.