2023 OCTA Youth Conference
Students who are age twelve through high school senior are eligible to partake in the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association’s Youth Conference. Youth Conference is a two day event in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. This conference is a two day intensive theatrical training workshop for performance and technical skills including improv, musical theatre, focus on high school competition and much more, which will culminate with a Saturday 7:15 pm Showcase performance.
PLEASE NOTE - 2023 OCTA Youth Conference has been canceled!
Due to lack of registrations the OCTA Board has decided to cancel the 2023 Youth Conference. We are sorry for the decision, but plan to join us over Spring Break 2024 for our next Youth Conference. More information coming soon.
2023 Youth Conference Registration
This year’s OCTA conference is in Sand Springs, Oklahoma at the Charles Page High School. The youth conference is June 9th & 10th. The cost of attendance is $100, and this does not include lodging. Financial assistance available.
Conference Tuition – $100 (lodging not included)
- 2023 OCTA Youth Conference Tshirt
- 2 Tickets to the OCTA Youth Final Showcase and Awards Presentation
- Either a Makeup Kit or Tool Kit
Deadline has passed for this year!
Schedule of Events
Classes will be held at the
Charles Page High School (CPHS)
500 N. Adams Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063
Each student will attend a total of 6 sessions. Students will be allowed to choose 4 of the classes below. Limited space available. Choice not guaranteed.
FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2023
12:00 PM – REGISTRATION / CHECK-IN AT CPHS
12:30 – 1:30 PM WELCOME / WARM-UP
1:30 – 3:00 PM – SESSION ONE
TECH OLYMPICS OR MUSICAL THEATRE
3:15 – 4:45 PM – SESSION TWO
TECH OLYMPICS OR MUSICAL THEATRE
4:30 – 6:30 PM – DINNER AND REHEARSAL
6:30 – 8:00 PM – EVENING SHOWCASE
TECH OLYMPIC SHOWDOWN AND AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT WITH THE CPHS PAGE PLAYERS
Open to families and public
8:00 PM – ICECREAM SOCIAL AND CLOSING
SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2023
9:00 – 10:20 AM CLASS 1
10:20 – 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30 – 11:50 AM CLASS 2
11:50 – 2:00 PM LUNCH / TOUR OF TULSA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AND DOWNTOWN TULSA
2:00 – 3:20 PM CLASS 3
3:20 – 3:30 PM BREAK
3:30 – 4:50 PM CLASS 4
4:50 – 5:00 PM BREAK
5:00 – 6:00 PM PREP AND REHEARSAL FOR SHOWCASE
6:00 – 7:00 DINNER BREAK OR GET READY OR MORE REHEARSAL
7:15 – 9:00 PM
FINAL SHOWCASE AND AWARDS PRESENTATION (OPEN TO PUBLIC)
FUN WITH IMPROV: Learn to Yes, and to Make Improv fun and successful
THE BASICS OF STAGE FIGHTING: Learn how to sell a slap or fall on stage
SO YOU WANT TO DO COMPETITION?: Learn the basics of competitive speech events
SHORT PLAYS: Exercise your playwriting skills in this interactive workshop
MAKEUP BASICS AND FUN: Learn what every actor needs for a basic makeup kit and how to use it
WORKING WITH FOAM: Learn about the many uses of foam insulation board and spray in stagecraft building. Make a piece to take home with you.
CREATE A CHARACTER: Create and demonstrate a character of your own making!
MUSICAL THEATRE: A continuation of the previous evening’s workshop
Meet the Instructors
OCTA does offer scholarships for the Youth Conference.
Deadline has been closed for this year.
Applicants will need a letter of recommendation from a school/church/organization official.
Scholarship Recipient will be notified by email upon receipt of scholarship.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tulsa West – Sand Springs, an IHG Hotel
101 W Morrow Rd, Sand Springs, OK, 74063
The hotel offers an OCTA group rate which is good for Friday and Saturday night. Book a room by calling the front desk at (918) 419 – 2700 and let them know OCTA Youth Conference.
The cut-off date for this rate will be June 2, 2023.