The OSA Theatre Department is an intensive training program preparing students for post-secondary education and employment in theatre performance, creation, and scholarship. Our faculty
is comprised of working theatre artists and accomplished scholars who offer both instruction and mentorship, and who cover a wide range of genres, styles, and historical periods.
Our middle school curriculum is a deeply immersive introduction to various types of theatre art preparing students to declare a major in our high school program and auditions and internships at outside theatre companies. High school students major in one of three areas: Acting, Musical and Playwriting & Production.
Over the past several years our students have been offered admission to the finest BFA programs in the country in various areas of theatre craft, including: NYU, CalArts, UCLA, USC, DePaul University, Emerson College, and University of the Arts among others. In addition, our students routinely appear onstage and in production roles at major regional theatres including SF Playhouse, Crowded Fire Theatre, and CenterREP and are sought by producers and casting agents for film and television.
The Theatre Department has ongoing partnerships with such respected arts organizations as the San Francisco Opera, The Flight Deck, Crowded Fire Theatre, Ubuntu Theatre Project, and Magic Theatre.
For more information please contact:
Nicole Helfer, Chair, Theatre
2019-20 Arts Chair