Oddfellows After-School and Saturday Classes
Oddfellows classes run for 12 week sessions.
Spring Session runs February 6 – May 7 (no classes the week of April 10th)
Our professional teaching artists lead engaging classes that build confidence, creativity and collaboration by getting every student actively involved in artistic self-expression.
Students work together, learn to support one another, and create a final share for friends and family. Classes incorporate history, literature and world cultures as students are introduced to theater and other performing arts as a means to explore the many dimensions of human experience.
Oddfellows programs strive to be culturally inclusive, embracing children from all backgrounds and circumstances and creating a safe space where all students can work together in a mutually supportive setting.
After-school classes run from 4:30 – 5:30. Middletown Public School Students can arrange to take the bus to the Playhouse for snack and supervised free-time before class via our Registration Form.
On Saturdays families are welcome to stay at the Playhouse during class or drop your child off and run errands, visit nearby Russell Library or KidCity.
Tuition for classes runs from $180 – $250/session. Partial – Full Financial aid is available for any student in need, supported by the City of Middletown, the United Way, grants and donations from our generous supporters. No child is ever turned away due to financial need.
For a full list of class options, please visit our After-School and Saturday Classes page!
Oddfellows Jr. and Teen Company Productions
Young People in grades 5th – 8th are invited to join the Jr. Company.
Youth in grades 9th – 12th are invited to join the Teen Company.
Company members participate in open workshops and auditions before each production to learn about the show, meet other actors and prepare to put their best foot forwards in auditions. Opportunities to participate in community events, volunteer work, and special workshops & events are extended to active Jr & Teen Company members through the year.
Oddfellow’s audition policy is to cast every actor who commits to the show. Roles backstage are also available for interested young people. The Jr & Teen Companies are supportive, creative and welcoming groups where kids build skills, discover talents and form friendships while they meet the challenges inherent in making live theater.
All shows are directed by professional theater artists with extensive teaching experience, designed by professional designers and supported by Wesleyan students and early career theater artists. We do classic and contemporary plays with challenging themes and mount artistically ambitious productions.
A tuition of $250 is charged per production. This goes towards paying teaching artists and other production expenses. Families can apply for financial aid. Students can participate in our work/study program to off-set some tuition. No student is turned away due to inability to pay.
For a full list of shows, dates, and times, check out our JR & TEEN Company Productions!