Young Professionals Company

Young Professionals (YPs) are dedicated teens who have been selected to participate in a year-long intensive training program to expand their acting skills. They also gain performance experience as we present three productions highlighting their incredible talent!

OCT subscribers can purchase tickets for just $8

Prices range by show from $10-$15.

All YP shows presented at OCT’s YP Studio Theater at 1939 NE Sandy Blvd.

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Dec. 5 - 20, 2014 - EXTENDED TO 12/21!

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.

Recommended for all ages. Advance tickets $10 for Friday performances / $12 for weekends; tickets at the door $12 for Friday performances / $15 for weekends.

Impulse! OCT’s Improv Troupe

January 23 – February 7, 2015

IMPULSE is back for its 8th straight season! This year our fearless troupe 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.

Recommended for ages 7 and up. Tickets $10 in advance / $12 at the door.


April 10 – 19, 2015

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.

Age 15 through adults (age 13-14 only with a parent). Disturbing subject matter, mature themes, sexually explicit language. Tickets $12 in advance / $15 at the door. As a resource pertaining to the references in the play, see this overview on grief and loss.

Young Professionals (YPs) – dedicated theater students ages 13-18 who have been selected to participate in a year-long mentoring program where they have many unique opportunities to advance their craft.