THE ACADEMY

THE ACADEMY

Making Theatre Matter

The Academy offers year-round multi-generational programs that build confidence, compassion, and community through creative arts. Through the exploration of stories, we develop our learners’ self-worth and empathy while nurturing their confidence and sense of responsibility. The communication and collaboration skills built through creative play also contribute to the personal success of our learners and their positive impact in their communities, both great and small.

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CLASSES

We offer both on-site and remote year-round training in the theatre arts for learners ages 9-17. Group classes and private coaching are available for performing arts (acting, singing, dancing) and production. Virtual and in-person performance classes happen several times throughout the school year. In the summer, we offer two multi-week conservatory-style performance camps.

Our Classes Feature:

  • Professionally trained teaching artists
  • Thoughtful and directed curriculum
  • Differentiated learning
  • Engagement before information
  • Practical hands-on application for all learners in every class
  • Opportunities to share work

Teaching Artists

OCT Teaching Artists share their technical skill, passion for education, and classroom and theatre experience with our community of learners. Under the supervision of the Director of Education, Teaching Artists plan curriculum, write and implement weekly lesson plans, and provide engaging class experiences. OCT Teaching Artists also participate in continuing training and professional development.

CLASSES

We offer both on-site and remote year-round training in the theatre arts for learners ages 9-17. Group classes and private coaching are available for performing arts (acting, singing, dancing) and production. Virtual and in-person performance classes happen several times throughout the school year. In the summer, we offer two multi-week conservatory-style performance camps.

Our Classes Feature:

  • Professionally trained teaching artists
  • Thoughtful and directed curriculum
  • Differentiated learning
  • Engagement before information
  • Practical hands-on application for all learners in every class
  • Opportunities to share work

Teaching Artists

OCT Teaching Artists share their technical skill, passion for education, and classroom and theatre experience with our community of learners. Under the supervision of the Director of Education, Teaching Artists plan curriculum, write and implement weekly lesson plans, and provide engaging class experiences. OCT Teaching Artists also participate in continuing training and professional development.

Golden Troupers

The Golden Troupers is a dynamic group of performers ages 55+ who bring live theatre into the community through a 45-minute readers-theatre program of songs, comedy skits, and magic. The Troupers provide their own sound system, music, props and materials. There is no charge for the performances, although donations to Ocala Civic Theatre and its youth programs are gratefully accepted. To schedule a performance for your club or organization, call Ocala Civic Theatre at (352) 236-2274.

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The purpose of this organization shall be to promote, assist and sustain the programs of Ocala Civic Theatre through the volunteer service of its members; to promote and enrich the Theatre through special fund-raising projects for the Theatre; and to sponsor programs through the Theatre to add to the cultural life of the community. – from the ACT 4 – Ocala Civic Theatre, Inc. Articles of Incorporation

Since 1988, ACT 4 has supported and donated more than $200,000 to Ocala Civic Theatre through a wide variety of fundraisers. ACT 4 annually sponsors college scholarships and contributes to youth programs and facility improvements. In addition, ACT 4 members regularly volunteer more than 2500 hours each season.

ACT 4 meets regularly from September through May, with an annual meeting in June. Annual dues are $15. Anyone is welcome to join. For more information on how you can get involved, please call ACT 4 President Joan Gustafson at: (352) 622-5315.

ACT 4 is a not-for-profit Florida Corporation designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Group Sales

Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets as early as one month before a show goes on sale to the general public.

10-20 tickets: $2 off per ticket for evenings and $2 off per ticket for matinees.

21-30 tickets: $4 off per ticket for evenings and $2 off per ticket for matinees.

31-40 tickets: $4 off per ticket for evenings and $2 off per ticket for matinees, PLUS one free ticket.

41 or more tickets: $4 off per ticket for evenings and $2 off per ticket for matinees, PLUS two free tickets.

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