Theater Department

The Theater Department

OTC roots its theater program in truthful storytelling, deliberate process and proper technique. Students develop characters, give truthful performances and hone their craft. Graduates enter the field with the skills, tools and an acting resume that the industry requires of of today’s actors. Acting is one of the most demanding forms of creative communication, and we invite you to challenge yourself to come learn from acting professionals in our collaborative and inspirational environment.


Our acting classes cover techniques for engaging inner life, accessing imagination, building one’s vocal instrument, bringing subtext to life and learning the unique requirements for working on camera. In addition to acting classes, our department offers students courses in performance studies, costume design, stage directing and beginning playwriting.