Oregon Contemporary Theatre hosts numerous classes in the fall, winter, and spring, built for youth and adults of all skill and experience levels. Taught by experienced instructors, our courses cover a variety of topics, including acting technique, playwriting, improv, and more. OCT also offers several courses for youth in the summer months.

  • A Director Prepares

    Join us for this six-week series of conversations with some of Eugene's best-known directors and learn more about how a director prepares before opening night.

  • Art of the 10-Minute Play

    Always wanted to submit to the Northwest Ten Festival of 10-Minute Plays, but you weren’t sure where to start? This five-week series is for you! 

  • Directing for Zoom & Other Online Platforms

    We are all given the creative challenge to tell theatrical stories online, but how?

  • Improv Fun & Games

    Join Erica Towe and friends for an evening of fun, games, and good, clean laughs. No improv or acting experience necessary! 

  • Murder Mystery Night

    Even though masks are everywhere, we know Halloween won’t be the same fun night of thrills that it usually is. But that doesn't mean we can’t dress up and get into some digital shenanigans! 

  • Play Reading Club

    Looking for an opportunity to discuss new works or dive deeper into scripts without the pressure of reading aloud? Join our Play Reading Club!

  • Playful Storytelling

    Co-create stories, characters, and short plays each week in this playful Saturday class series!

  • Sing & Play

    Following the success of Sip & Play, we bring you Sing & Play, a weekly drop-in class with a musical theatre focus! This class will follow participants’ interests—from belting out show tunes to exploring different musicals.

  • Sip & Play

    Have a cocktail or enjoy a meal while we informally read and then discuss some exciting new works on New Play Exchange! Sign up for any or all of the sessions. For adults of all experience levels.


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