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The Repertory



The OCC Theatre Department Proudly Presents:

The OCC Repertory Theatre Company  (THE REP!)



Starting in 1985, theatre professors Bill Purkiss, Alex Golson and Rick Golson and the OCC theatre department created a revolutionary new class providing students with a theatre company of their own. Since then the very busy student members of The Rep (THEA A131-134) and of the Directing Class (THEA A181-182) have created a full season of plays, incl​​​uding many critically-acclaimed original works every year.

Today our Rep students direct, act, write, design and do all the many tasks required to create a full season of theatre productions under the faculty supervision of Tom Bruno and Cynthia Corley. 

Many Rep alumni have gone on to found their own theatre companies, to become published playwrights, or to run or work at established theatre companies and in film and television. We believe the hands-on training a dedicated Rep member receives in their time with us is a vitally important part of a comprehensive theatre training program.

Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see some photos of past Rep shows!


2021-2022 Repertory Productions


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*For photos of past Rep productions, please scroll down, or visit our Facebook and Instagram pages!

OUR 2021-2022 SEASON

Please follow us on social media to confirm all performance times and modes. 

Safety regulations may cause changes in our scheduling.

Performances may be postponed or cancelled, or may be switched to livestreaming or to a pre-rcorded upload on our blog. 



It’s like a tasting menu for theatre! A variety of short dramatic and comic scenes will feature the talents of our newest members of the Rep along with our returning Rep members. Both modern and classical works provide something for everyone.      

Opening September 18 at 7:30pm

Viewable online at any time on our YouTube channel: OCC Theatre Arts

Mature Audiences​






View on our YouTube channel OCC THEATRE ARTS   





Directed by Tom Bruno

Written by David Scaglione and the Rep

Can the heart and mind of one person be opened to joy and love at the holidays? With the help of a mysterious shopkeeper and a magical clock all things are possible!

Join the Rep as we follow one woman's journey as she learns how families and cultures from all over the world celebrate together at midwinter in this heartwarming holiday tale for all the family!    


Opening online December 11

Watch on our YouTube channel OCC THEATRE ARTS


Plays Made in a Day!

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Are we nuts? Could be! Under the (brave or foolhardy-we haven't decided yet) direction of Sean "Wild Card" Engard the talented members of The Rep will write, direct and stage 5 short plays in just 24 hours. Come see what happens, and please bring us coffee!  

  February 12 and 13   at 7:30pm

Drama Lab Studio 

Tickets are Free     Donations are gratefully accepted

     Mature Audiences


Amped Up Shakespeare!


April 8 and 9,  16 and 17 at 7:30  Drama Lab Studio  (Free)

              An OCC Student Repertory play production directed by Tom Bruno

                  Shakespeare on rocket fuel! Join the Rep as we present one of the bard's most beloved comedies in a fast and farcical evening of fun!





One Act Play Festival 2022


This eclectic festival is an annual tradition. As the culmination of our year, the Rep presents a wide variety of both published plays and original works by Rep playwrights who have been working hard all year on their scripts.

Special thanks to Sean Engard for his guidance and expertise leading our REP student playwriting workshop all year!


                            Friday - Sunday, May 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30pm

                                                                     Drama Lab Studio

Free-- Donations gratefully accepted

                                                                      Mature Audiences

 For a listing of our Faculty-Directed productions, please click on ​

Faculty Directed Productions​



The Rep's online performance of "A Midzoomer Night's Dream" in Spring 2021


Our 2019 Holiday Melodrama: Christmas at the Lodge of the Slender Pine

Written by David Scaglione, Directed by Rick Golson

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Holiday Melodrama: Bella and the Bashful Beast of Bedford

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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind      Spring 2020

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Tech time in the Drama Lab Studio Theatre


Something Wicked      October 2018

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The Importance of Being Earnest     April 2010

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Rep Class Meeting 2011   Rep student Artistic Director Joon Hur leads the meeting.

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Take Five    Spring 2019


Professors Rick Golson and Cynthia Corley hard at work...


Theatre Nouveau 2018     Scene from "Henry V"


Painting the stage for Something Wicked 2017  

Student Artistic Director Emerald Nguyen and director Jill Johnson

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2018 One Acts cast and crew

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30 year Rep Reunion!


Holiday Melodrama 2004
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 Holday Melodrama 2011

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All in the Timing 2014


Holday Melodrama--"One of Santa's Reindeer is Missing!"

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 Holiday Melodrama 2015. Awesome moster costumes by student costume designer Sara Egger.