California Capital Arts Foundation provides a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment where an individual is free to develop his or her own artistic expression.
We are passionate about instilling a life-long love for the arts that will enrich the lives of the residents of Rancho Cordova and the Sacramento region. We value the trust of our greater community. We value the power of collaboration with other organizations through which arts programming is enriched and made accessible to the greater community.
Through our performing arts division, Cal Cap Studio we present the best in theatre, spoken word, and the performing arts. Through our film division, California Capital Film office we strive to increase economic opportunities by building and promoting the film and the related media industries in the City of Rancho Cordova as well as the Sacramento Region as a whole
Charles Lago is a talent manager, and film and theater producer. He is currently personal manager to actors and has over the past few years managed (or currently manages) well known actors such as Tom Sizemore, Doug Hutchison, Robert Lasardo, Sally Kellerman, Bud Cort, David Proval, Britt Ekland as well as to personalities, Richard Hatch (Winner Survivor Season 1) Courtney Stodden (Social Media Influencer) Heidi Fliess, George Christie (former leader of The Hells Angels), Josh Flagg (BRAVO TV personality), and musician Bertie Higgins.
Charles’s journey began with “Authors on Tour” working with renowned authors including Arianna Huffington, John Dean, Mariel Hemmingway, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Gov. Anne Richards, Sen. George McGovern, Tommy Chong, Phillis Diller, Dennis Rodman, Ed McMahon, and many others. This eventually led to the formation of DTLA Entertainment Group, founded by Charles and partner Chris Johnson.
Having worked with many luminaries in the world of film, theater, and politics, DTLA expanded its business to include film production publishing and talent management.
Prior to “Authors on Tour” and “DTLA Entertainment Group”, Charles Lago was a successful theater producer, first in Palm Springs producing over a hundred plays/one-man shows followed by a seven-year stint in San Diego. In 2000, the San Diego Union-Tribune named Charles “one of the most prolific theater producers in San Diego.” Charles founded the well-known 6@Penn Studio and during his tenure at 6@Penn, Charles produced many one-man shows including Sherry Glaser’s Family Secrets (the longest-running one-woman show off-Broadway), Legendary Performance Artist Annie Sprinkle’s Herstory of Porn, David Schmader’s acclaimed one-man show, Straight, internationally-acclaimed solo performance artist Tim Miller’s one-man shows, and many other successful and well-reviewed plays.
Charles is also known for having revived and produced well-known satirist Quentin Crisp’s critically acclaimed one-man show, An Evening With Quentin Crisp and took Quentin on the road to several US Cities to perform his show to sold-out houses. In 1999 Charles arranged a six-city tour of the UK, which immediately sold out. Unfortunately, the night Quentin arrived in Manchester for his first show, he died peacefully in his sleep at age 90. All the performances went on as planned which offered a tribute to this unique personality who had a film starring John Hurt made about him, The Naked Civil Servant as well as a chart-topping song by Sting, An Englishman In New York.
Previous to entering the world of entertainment, Charles had a successful career in law enforcement. He divides his time between Los Angeles and what he calls, his desert paradise of Palm Springs with his beloved doggie Max.
Ricky Borba, a Sacramento resident for 11 years, having been born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been involved with film and television in one way or another, for the last 30 years. His feature‐film directorial debut, The Talking Tree, was filmed in the Sacramento area in 2018. The film brought together a cast of Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated talent, as well as employed a local crew of over 50 people. Ricky has also acted in numerous independent films, as well as hosted a nationally syndicated television show on the WB Network. In addition to directing, his other behind the camera talents include writing, producing and editing.
His credits include commercials and media for major companies such as Disney, The Game Show Network, Comcast, SMOSH, the city of Sacramento and IGN, just to name a few. Ricky now resides in Roseville, California with his wife and 5 children. He double majored at William Jessup University in Rocklin, and all of his animals are named after Star Wars characters.
Having served San Diego and Los Angeles as a performer, vocal coach, musical director, and production management, Bryce Nicastro began his artistic career when he picked up the violin at the age of four. Bryce received his degree from UCLA after gaining valuable training and insight from mentors such as Vladimir Chernov (UCLA), Neil Rosenshein (Manhattan School of Music), Cynthia Hoffman (Juilliard), Kate Conklin (Cirque du Soleil), and many others. His performance training ranges from opera to musical theater and everything in-between.
Bryce is also an accomplished graphic designer, having designed hundreds of custom packaging designs and marketing material with Sugarfina, fostering rapport with clients such as Nordstrom, Netflix, Paramount Studios, and many other high-profile accounts. Also, with an extensive background in website building and business management, Bryce excels at production and efficiency, all while maintaining an artistic focus.
Bryce is currently focusing on building the newly found California Capital Film Office in Sacramento, CA. Also, Bryce recently founded the California Capital Music Academy, focusing on community engagement and youth access to the arts.