Radical Hospitality is OCT's program aimed at increasing accessibility to live theatre by removing social and economic barriers to attendance, inspired by the work at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis and Bad Ass Theatre in Portland. The program includes free high school performances, expanding partnerships with local service organizations, and offering a Pay-What-You-Can performance for the preview performances of every production.
OCT's Radical Hospitality program began during its 2014/2015 season and is made possible through the support of the Lane County Cultural Coalition, which advances its vision through the distribution of grant funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust in accordance with the Lane County Cultural Plan and the direction of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Craig Willis, OCT’s Producing Artistic Director said, “We are extremely grateful for the Lane County Cultural Coalitions’ support. Their help enables OCT to fulfill our mission to use live theatre to support community dialogue and create positive change in the world around us. This grant supports critical outreach to economically disadvantaged members of our community who have a passion for arts participation.”