The Oregon Children’s Theater (OCT) kicks off its 2022-23 performance season with Be the Hero of Your Story. The season will offer five Mainstage productions and three shows–Pestilence:Wow!, The Mad Ones and Impulse: Sweet 16–produced by its acclaimed teen company, the Young Professionals Company. In addition to public performances, OCT will welcome schools back for a full season of field trips and daytime performances of all five Mainstage productions as well as Impulse: Sweet 16.
“This season’s selection of stories is inspired by heart and tenacity,” says Artistic Director Marcella Crowson. “Young people have the unique ability to look at a situation with a kind of fearlessness and imagination that can sometimes elude grown-ups. When many adults say, ‘We can’t,’ children will say, ‘Why not?’ The young characters on our stages this season become the heroes of their stories by asking questions and tackling problems using teamwork, bravery and determination. We hope that these acts of heroism can translate into the everyday lives of children and families long after they leave our theatres and classrooms.”
In the winter of 2021, the organization resumed in-person programming and has been careful to adjust, adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines, while always prioritizing the safety of its artists and patrons. This next season marks the first full season OCT has produced since 2018-19. Tickets and more information about at octc.org.