OCT and Acting Academy offer a variety of opportunities for teens: on stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience.

  • Classes: Look for the "TEEN" symbol on the class schedule to find Acting Academy classes for older students.

Internships & Opportunities: Students in our Young Professionals (YP) program have unique opportunities to perform and work behind the scenes as apprentices in lighting, costume design, and more! Learn more the Young Professionals.
  • Mainstage shows for teens: Teens will enjoy OCT's 2013/14 season producion of The Giver running 4/26-5/18 at the Winningstad Theatre.
  • YPs on Stage: The Young Professionals Present shows are perfect for teen audiences, and affordable too! This season’s line up includes: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged); A WWII Radio Christmas; and Impulse! All performances are presented at the YP Studio Theatre at 1939 NE Sandy.

Tickets for YP shows can be purchased in advance for $10, or at the door for $12.
OCT subscribers can purchase tickets for just $7.

To purchase tickets call 503-228-9571 OR visit us at our box office 1939 NE Sandy

  1. Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) - Join three madcap men as they weave their wicked way through Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in a wild ride that will leave audiences helpless with laughter.
  2. A WWII Radio Christmas - Join the audience of a live radio show in Portland during WWII—complete with inspiring true stories, comedic sketches, and the songs that shook the airwaves. Travel back in time for this classic holiday tradition! NOTE this production is back for a third straight season. Advance tickets sell out quickly. 
  3. Impulse! OCT's hilarious Improvisational troupe, returns for its seventh year! Our latest ensemble of Young Professionals take the stage to deliver fast-paced comedic scenes and games — all based on audience suggestions. No scripts, no costumes, and no idea what's about to happen!