PacRep Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Founded in 1982 as GroveMont Theatre by Stephen Moorer, it was created to encourage, facilitate and produce theatre arts in Monterey County, and to provide facilities where artists can nurture their work. PacRep Theatre plays to a wide audience in terms of age, ethnicity, income, and physical ability due in great part to diverse venues, production choices, and outreach programs. PacRep is widely acknowledged for the quality and variety of its productions. With the purchase and renovation of the Golden Bough Playhouse (the 300-seat Golden Bough Theatre and 99-seat Circle Theatre) in Carmel, PacRep Theatre has emerged as a major arts institution and cultural presenter within the Central Coast region.