2014 Artists of Residence Chosen for Stockton is Magnificent


Each year the Celebrate Stockton is Magnificent Arts Committee selects an artist in residence to represent the talent of the community for the annual event. This selection is based on a commitment from the individual to promote Stockton and the surrounding area in a positive and creative way.

The arts committee has selected Kevin and Elizabeth Costello as the 2014 Artists of Residence. Kevin and Elizabeth are well known in the northern California region for their commitment to performing arts, both in community theatre and children’s theatre. The Costello’s own and operate That’s Show Biz Theatre Company, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high quality theatre arts education and professional entertainment to Stockton and surrounding communities.

ass=”p1″>For 11 years, the Costello’s ran a traveling educational children’s theatre, performing over 3,500 times, conducting numerous workshops & serving as Artists-in Residence at schools & libraries throughout California. They have been in and directed countless plays & musicals at numerous theatres including the Stockton Civic Theatre.

Kevin has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Pomona College and is the Artistic Director at Stockton Civic Theatre as well as director of the Saint Mary’s High School Theatre Department.

Elizabeth has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from San Jose State and has appeared on T.V.’s One Life to Live and Off Broadway. Elizabeth worked for 13 years in early childhood and elementary education.

A sample of the talent of the Costello’s and their performers can be seen in a dramatic/comedic act on the children’s stage at the 4th annual Celebrate Stockton is Magnificent event on Saturday, October 4th from noon to 3PM in Victory Park

Kevin and Elizabeth have provided the community with years of theatrical training and performances, enhancing the lives of many


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