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Oregon Community Theatre Alliance aims to provide support, education and networking – which elevates community theater as a whole. 

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About OCTA

Founded in 2010, the mission of Oregon Community Theatre Alliance is to broaden the base of appreciation and support of live theater by enhancing and nurturing the statewide alliance and cooperation of Oregon's community theaters. OCTA has made tremendous impact, thanks to the help of members and volunteers from theaters across Oregon. Please join us by supporting our efforts to connect with other theatre makers around the state and share resources!

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Partners in Oregon Community Theater


Community theater refers to theater primarily produced by and for residents of a local or regional geographical area. Artistic, technical, and administrative staff members, including musicians, may be paid as full-time, part-time, or contract employees. Auditions for productions are typically open to the general public. While actors in productions are volunteers, however they may receive stipends, travel reimbursement, complimentary tickets, or other forms of compensation. Actors may be members of Actors’ Equity Association or other professional unions, but may not be compensated at a professional (Equity) “living wage” scale for their performance in standard community theater productions. Union members must follow the applicable contract or code required by their representative union. The primary distinctive characteristic of community theater is that auditions are announced and open to members of the community (the general public).

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OCTA provides educational and networking opportunities for community theater groups throughout Oregon by meeting for monthly Theatre Chats online, an annual conference of workshops and presentations, and the biennial One Act Fest. In addition, OCTA encourages leaders to meet, network and share resources through our social media sites.

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Now Playing at an Oregon Theatre near you

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Gallery Theater presents: Anastasia April 26 - May 19


Twilight Theater Company presents Everybody May 10 - 26


Cottage Theatre presents: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike June 7 - 23, 2024 A sophisticated and saucy comedy about sibling rivalry

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Sign Up

We invite you to submit your information to be added to our mailing and newsletter list.

There is no cost to receive updates and information, but we encourage you to join and enjoy all the benefits of membership.

To become a official member click here to go to our Membership page

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Upcoming Events

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Contact Us


PO Box 1406

McMinnville, Oregon


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