2016 was an exciting year for us! For over 7 years, Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio (formerly Theater 150) resided in downtown Ojai, CA. In 2016 the building went up for sale. We decided that we couldn’t allow an organization with so much potential, that affects the lives of so many children and families in Ojai and Ventura County to be abandoned and dissolved. We relocated our programs to the Ojai Valley Community Church (OVCC) Youth Center. We built a stage, installed our theatrical lighting, and created a home for our students and families to grow - within 3 weeks!
Since 2012, Thousands of families per year (and growing) experience growth through collaboration, artistic expression and the “magic” of theatre through OYES, as students and audience members. We involve community volunteers for our events and classes, and offer an umbrella for programs such as the local seniors choir.
OVCC has been wonderful! With their outstanding support and co-sponsorship, we have been able to provide a truly rewarding experience for our young students, instructors, staff, and members of the community. While we love the location, we are very much aware that OVCC has been actively trying to sell their campus for nearly 5 years.
We would love to create a permanent home for youth theatre in the Ojai area. To learn more about participating on a committee for future site planning, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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