OLT’s Youth Group Education Program has been in operation for over 30 years and is fully supported & generously funded by The Oshawa Little Theatre. We offer a full Musical Theatre Educational Program to Youth between the ages of 10 and 17 from September to June of each year. The kids participate in acting, improv, stage combat, music theory, and vocal workshops. We also introduce them to theatre etiquette, how to audition workshops, costume design and creating, hair/make-up, props, stage management, set design, construction, and decoration. They are also given the opportunity to learn about sound and lighting, directing, producing and choreography.
The OLTYGEP is now offering both a performance audition and a NEW technical interview for those interested in learning more about the technical side of theatre.
The technical component is a program for youth between 10-18 who are interested in learning the roles behind the scenes in theatre. They participate in all the education workshops from September - December along with the performance youth. Some workshop performance-based and some are tech based. Then, when the performance youth are rehearsing the tech youth are taking additional workshops in each area of backstage (lighting, sound, stage management, set design, set construction, costumes and hair design, props, marketing and producing). In addition, they assist the production team in various roles throughout the rehearsal season. Finally, these youth are assigned backstage roles for our Holiday showcase and for our performance runs.