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.
  • YPs on Stage: The Young Professionals Company shows are perfect for teen audiences, and affordable too! This season’s line up includes: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, Impulse! and columbinus. All performances are presented at the YP Studio Theater at 1939 NE Sandy.

Tickets for YP shows can be purchased in advance. Prices range by show from $10-$15. 
OCT subscribers can purchase tickets for just $8.

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

  1. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs - Big, bad wolf? Or misunderstood carnivore? The Honorable Prudence Pig presides over Piggsylvania’s porky courtroom chaos. With the aid of the high-tech oink-o-meter, your votes will determine the fate of Alexander T. Wolf. A hilarious musical for the whole family. Based on the hit book by Jon Scieszka. 
  2. Impulse!  OCT's hilarious Improvisational troupe, returns for its eighth season! This year our fearless team of Young Professionals take on a new set of games and sketches  - all based on audience suggestions. Their energy is so contagious, you’ll be tempted to join in the fun. Well, this year you can! Following the performance, our Impulse team will invite you to join them on stage to learn an improv game which you will star in and they will direct! Bring your quick wits and get ready for an evening of fun and laughter!
  3. columbinus Sparked by the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, columbinus is a meeting of fact and fiction that explores the events surrounding the shootings and brings to light the dark recesses of American adolescence. This powerful production draws from interviews, police evidence, and the private diaries of the shooters, to offer a thoughtful look at the events of this tragic day which still resonate 16 years later.