the narrative

Theater can be insular. We're here to flip the script.

Giving back is not just a part of what we do. It's the whole reason OAA exists. We use theater as a platform to educate and inspire people of all ages and walks of life in our community. Read more about our community outreach programs below.

Leadership Council

You can't stop our kids from helping. It's a trait unique to the "OAA Kid." From offering opportunities to our students, the desire was born to offer opportunities to our community.

Senior Education

Our grandparents made us the people we are. For many of us, they took us to our first movie, concert, ballet or Broadway show! It's our turn to do the same for them.

The International School at Dundee

In-School Residency Programs

North Mianus School

OAA Teaching Artists facilitate these residency programs and engage students through interactive theater curriculum in a collaborative way, enhancing the core values of each school's culture and igniting an enthusiasm for theatre arts.

Fall 2023 Production

Title: Aladdin Kids

Spring 2024 Production

Title: Aladdin Kids

Alumni, Emory University

Jordyn L.

...than just people you hang out with at rehearsal...but truly people who are there for you in every facet of your life, and any time you need them.

These friendships are so much more...

Alumni, Belmont University


...or for breaks to see what the kids in OAA right now are doing...those are relationships that don't just go away.

I love coming home for summer...

Alumni, Marist College


...older kids in the program to look up to. When I got older, I was the one kids were looking up to.

When I was younger, I always had the...

Alumni, Marist College


...leadership positions to inspire people to chase after their passions.

This made me want to pursue more...

Alumni, Vassar College

sarah w.

...into a career in the arts, I know that the communication skills, the social and emotional skills, and just the self-confidence that I was able to gain through the arts is something that's going to be invaluable in anything I do.

As a person who isn't necessarily going...

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