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OCTA: The Ohio Community Theatre Association

OCTA: The Ohio Community Theatre Association The Ohio Community Theatre Association was formed in December 1953 with sixteen theatres. For over 60 years, OCTA has provided support to community theatre

Operating as usual

Due to COVID this event is canceled.
06/08/2022

Due to COVID this event is canceled.

06/07/2022

The Winner of the Patron Scholarship $500.00
Rachelle Snyder - East Region

06/07/2022

The Winner of the Fred Wise Memorial Scholarship $500.00
Nicholas Garcia - Central Region

06/07/2022

The Winners of Michael Schaucherbauer $500.00 Scholarship
Lily Buck - NW Region
Lizzy Sundstrom - SW Region

OCTA State Conference Registration
06/06/2022
OCTA State Conference Registration

OCTA State Conference Registration

OCTA State Registration: {At the door registration rate will be $125.00 no meals/ $80 Single Day Excerpts/Workshops only} Cherry Valley Hotel 2299 Cherry Valley Rd SE, Newark, OH 43055 $120./night + tax and $175./night + tax for Suites – Call 740-788-1200 or 800-788-8008 Mention OCTA when making y...

Thank you for participating at Central Region! Amazing start to the OCTAFest season!
06/04/2022

Thank you for participating at Central Region! Amazing start to the OCTAFest season!

We are Back! It’s so good to be at the first regional in almost 3 years! Amazing way to start! Thanks Centeral region fo...
06/04/2022

We are Back! It’s so good to be at the first regional in almost 3 years! Amazing way to start! Thanks Centeral region for being the first of 2022!

06/04/2022

https://www.octa1953.org/_files/ugd/75f488_98d9b61be8e64913b2b5816720cfe0a8.pdf

05/25/2022

We can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday! Mark your calendars and make sure you attend the Central Region OCTAfest to catch an excerpt from all of these great shows and theatres.
#supportlocallivetheatre

Excerpt Info | ACT Cincinnati
05/25/2022
Excerpt Info | ACT Cincinnati

Excerpt Info | ACT Cincinnati

Interested in seeing a variety of wonderful show excerpts all under one roof and reconnecting with old friends? Then join us on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 for a return to the live, in-person performance excerpts that you know and love! The schedule of events for the weekend is as follows:...

05/25/2022

Hello, fellow OCTA members.

I wanted to inform you of the official status of this year's NE OCTA Fest Regional. After numerous communications between theatres, delegates, representatives, and Board members, it was determined that there are NO theatres able (or interested) in entering the festival, NOR is there a venue in which to hold it. Therefore, at last Saturday's OCTA Board meeting, it was determined there would be NO OCTA Fest Regional Festival this year in the NE Region.

It is our hope that member theatres will start planning for the 2022-2023 season with the thought of allowing one of your productions to represent your theatre in next year's festival. At some point during the summer, theatre delegates need to meet and elect your Regional Reps for the upcoming year. At that time, the reps should begin planning for the 2023 NE Regional, in locating a venue and urging theatres to plan to participate.

The Executive Committee of the OCTA Board is more than willing to assist in any and all of these tasks. Please remember - COMMUNICATION IS A 2-WAY STREET. Please contact any of us with any thoughts, questions, or needs you may have.

I'm sorry I will not be coming to the NE Region festival this year. I will miss seeing my long-time friends and making new ones. We urge you to try to attend some of your fellow members' festivals around the State, and please consider attending the State Conference in Newark on Labor Day weekend.

Have a great summer, and we'll look forward to good things in the future.

Wayne Kirsch, OCTA 1st VP/Programming Chair

05/05/2022

After a two year wait, Steel Magnolias takes to the stage tomorrow!

Steel Magnolias will take to the Goldsmith Stage May 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th & 14th at 7:30p.m. and May 15th at 2:00p.m. Reserve your ticket today by calling the WCCT Box Office at 419-636-6400!

Sponsored by: Newcomer, Shaffer, Spangler, Breininger & Rakes - Attorneys at Law

Click here to ready Cuelines: https://www.octa1953.org/_files/ugd/75f488_c93b110e9c3e4fe8a01808402e1ca2ed.pdf
04/04/2022

Click here to ready Cuelines:https://www.octa1953.org/_files/ugd/75f488_c93b110e9c3e4fe8a01808402e1ca2ed.pdf

03/23/2022

After a 2-year hiatus, we are quickly coming up to the 2022 OCTA Festival season. Due to the COVID interruption, the OCTA Board has approved a rule change for this year only. A member theatre may present an excerpt from any show that was produced or in production during the 2019-2020 season, the 2020-2021 season, or the 2021-2022 season, and not previously excerpted anywhere. Groups should start considering possible choices to bring to the 2022 OCTA Fest competition, and look into obtaining rights for any excerpt.

In addition, this is an AACT competition year. This means any theatre excerpt that advances to the State Conference, may choose to enter the AACTFest as well, with a chance to represent the state of Ohio at the AACT Region III festival next spring. More information on this option will be presented soon, but can also be found on the AACT website.

Since some theatres may be looking at reviving a show from the last year or two, OCTA would like to offer the option of using the Guide/Respondent program, to assist in the preparation of the excerpt. The Guide/Responder program helps new and veteran directors with their production or excerpt for a Regional OCTA Fest. It is not designed to tell directors what they are doing wrong, but offers a “fresh pair of eyes” viewing the performance, from the perspective of an OCTA responder. For more information on this, contact your Regional Rep. Application form is available on the OCTA website.

Wayne Kirsch, OCTA 1st Vice-President

03/09/2022

OCTA Updates from Jesse Bernal ! If you have any questions let us know!

03/09/2022

Looking for some More Regional Reps for Central Region anyone interested?

02/23/2022
Check out the new Patron Program! https://www.octa1953.org/online-store/Patron-Program-c126761260
01/26/2022
Patron Program

Check out the new Patron Program!
https://www.octa1953.org/online-store/Patron-Program-c126761260

Patron payments are recorded on the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Regional awards will be presented the following year after all payments are completed. Many employers have matching donation programs for non-profits, or volunteer hours - please check with your employer!

Janis Carnahan needs some ideas!
01/20/2022

Janis Carnahan needs some ideas!

Updated Patron Program! You can even get a free Conference pass!Chair Cover is now $50 and up.
01/17/2022

Updated Patron Program! You can even get a free Conference pass!
Chair Cover is now $50 and up.

STATE CONFERENCE 2022 | octahome
01/04/2022
STATE CONFERENCE 2022 | octahome

STATE CONFERENCE 2022 | octahome

Join us Friday night "On the Midway''. Each of our 8 regions are planning a spectacular opening night of fun, games, prizes, food and a few surprises. You will be able to enjoy both modern day and past memories of fun when going to your favorite fair or circus. The Midway opens at 8:30 pm and lasts....

Photos from Fort Defiance Players's post
12/06/2021

Photos from Fort Defiance Players's post

Photos from The Village Players of Fort Thomas's post
12/02/2021

Photos from The Village Players of Fort Thomas's post

12/02/2021
OCTA Christmas List!

Don’t forget about OCTA this Holiday Season. Here is a message from Santa 🎅
All Gifts can be sent to:
464 Sherwood Downs Rd South
Newark OH 43055

10/26/2021

Hope everyone is staying WARM! We had our OCTA Retreat this weekend and wanted to give everyone a quick update on what was going on! Thanks Jesse Bernal

10/26/2021

Have you ever wanted to know how to get on the Board for OCTA? Leave a comment we will get you info!

Little Mermaid Costumes for Sale! $5,000 or Best Offer! This is for the entire show. The Cost to build this was $30,000 ...
10/19/2021

Little Mermaid Costumes for Sale! $5,000 or Best Offer! This is for the entire show. The Cost to build this was $30,000 send a message to Jesse Bernal or Joe Barton if you are interested in buying the show!

Address

464 Sherwood Downs Rd S
Newark, OH
43055

General information

The Ohio Community Theatre Association was formed in December 1953 with sixteen theatres. For over 57 years, OCTA has provided support to community theatres through workshops, through the annual regional OCTAFests showcasing community theatre productions, and though our three-day annual conference. Today, OCTA serves over 100+ member theatres in five Ohio state regions including member theatres from across the Ohio River, Kentucky and West Virginia! Ongoing activities include this web site, a newsletter - CueLines - published five times a year, an annual call to conference, script lending library, guide/respondent/speakers bureau, monographs updating the OCTA Manual and, resource directory used to locate props, costumes, equipment, etc. We do this with an all-volunteer Board of Directors and one part-time paid staff position.

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