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, including 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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OUR 2021-2022 SEASON
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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.
THEATRE NOUVEAU 2021
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
TALES FROM THE SCRIPT
THE HOLIDAY CLOCK
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!
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
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
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
Holiday Melodrama: Bella and the Bashful Beast of Bedford
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind Spring 2020
Tech time in the Drama Lab Studio Theatre
Something Wicked October 2018
The Importance of Being Earnest April 2010
Rep Class Meeting 2011 Rep student Artistic Director Joon Hur leads the meeting.
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
2018 One Acts cast and crew
30 year Rep Reunion!
Holiday Melodrama 2004
Holday Melodrama 2011
All in the Timing 2014
Holday Melodrama--"One of Santa's Reindeer is Missing!"
Holiday Melodrama 2015. Awesome moster costumes by student costume designer Sara Egger.