Young Professionals Company

Young Professionals are theater students ages 14 and up who seek advanced training with OCT, and produce three studio shows throughout the season.

2017-18 Productions


Become a YP!

If you have an advanced level of theater training and the drive to reach your potential, the Young Professionals Company is the next best step.

Young Professionals are dedicated theater students–ages 14 and up–who seek advanced training through exposure to a wide range of college-level workshops and professional development. The program is dedicated to building a supportive community of theater peers, providing them with resources, information, and professional on-the-job experience.

The Young Professionals Company thrives on collaboration, challenging students to reach their potential, and fosters a supportive environment where everyone can reach for their dreams. While talent and experience are important, YPs must have the desire and work ethic to build on the skills they have, and the interest to learn their craft from multiple experiences and perspectives.

YPs are committed to expanding the diversity of the company. We encourage all to apply.

YP Benefits:

  • Mentorship from OCT's artistic leaders, education team, instructors, and YP Reps.
  • College-level workshops, master classes, and special events.
  • Exposure to the theater community and tickets to professional theater productions.
  • Support and resources for parents.
  • Audition coaching, apprenticeships, and additional training opportunities.
  • Opportunities to be cast and crew for three professional YP Company productions.
  • And much more!

To Apply:

Minimum Requirements:
Be a freshman or higher in Fall 2018
Have worked on at least 2 productions (professional or non-professional)
Have at least 2 years of theater training (OCT classes/training preferred)

(If you don't meet requirements but would like more information, feel free to contact us.)

New Applicants

You must attend one of the following YP Informational Meetings along with a parent/guardian. Fill out the form below and indicate which meeting you can attend.

  • Monday, May 21, 2018 — 6:00-7:15pm
  • Monday, June 25, 2018 — 6:00-7:15pm

Please bring to the meeting:

  • Resume (with current contact information)
  • Headshot
  • Letter of recommendation (theater reference, teacher, employer, etc.)

This meeting will cover YP Company benefits, requirements, and opportunities; as well as a Q&A with the YP Company Director and YP Company members.

(If it is impossible for you to make either meeting, email your materials no later than July 12, 2018.)

Returning Applicants

If you have applied for the YP Company previously, you do not need to attend the informational meeting (though you are welcome to if you'd like a refresher). Fill out the form below and indicate that you are a returning applicant.


After you apply for the YP Company and submit your materials, you may be contacted to set up an interview/audition. (Due to space limitations, not everyone who applies will be contacted. Also, not everyone who auditions will be accepted.)

Interview/auditions for the 2018-19 YP Company will start May 21, 2018 and end July 20, 2018. A parent or guardian must be present if they did not attend the informational meeting (otherwise, this is optional).

The interview/audition should take 20-30 minutes. Please prepare a one-minute monologue to perform. If you wish, you may also prepare 16 bars to sing a cappella.

Application Form

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Questions? Comments? Please don't hesitate to contact us!
Dani Baldwin, Education Director
503-228-9571 x106,