15 Parents Love It!
907 El Centro Street
Ojai , CA 93023
Founded in 2001 as Theatre 150, Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio (OYES) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to challenging, inspiring, educating & entertaining children and families in the Ojai Valley through the experience of quality theatre, dance and music. Through the theatrical process, OYES helps students explore their creative potential and find their authentic voice.
Students learn meaningful communication skills on and off the stage, respect, and responsibility for their cast and self. OYES guides students to become confident, engaged, and compassionate.
Growing a Child's Love For Theatre
We aim to grow your child’s love for theatre and cultivate fervent audience members for the future. Without audience members, the arts couldn't survive! We strive to impart an organic, deep appreciation for the Arts for kids both on and off the stage.
Musical Theater Program
OYES produces 3 full musical productions annually (Fall/Winter, Spring, Summer) in three different age groups (4-6, 7-11, 12-15). Each production is triple cast, and fully realized with set, costumes, props, theatrical lighting, and music -- culminating in performances before a live audience on the OYES Youth Center Stage.
With rehearsals meeting just once weekly, our musical theatre program is designed to allow student cast members time for rehearsals, homework, dance, music, sports and family.
WHY THEATRE IS GOOD FOR KIDS
What is theatre? Students explore the art of telling stories through live acting.
Creating an Ensemble. Students learn to work together, build trust, and to involve every member in a performance.
Movement and Space. Students explore pantomime and movement to help tell a story.
Character Development. Students explore what makes characters unique and how to create compelling characters onstage.
Voice. Students learn the importance of articulation, projection and voice variation.
Listening and Reacting. Students learn to understand how being present, listening and reacting are an important part of being an actor.