Ozark Actors Theatre strives to provide performing arts educational opportunities for Rolla and the surrounding areas.  OAT Ed is designed to build resilience and determination in students as well as help them master complex skills. Arts education encompasses many disciplines: music, drama, dance, design, visual arts.

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I had so much fun today and felt like I laughed the whole time! Thank you guys for having these workshops for theatre kids like me so we can learn more about theatre!

- OAT Student

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Movie Making for Kids Creatives

In this activity packed day, kids ages 7-13 will have the chance to learn from local award winning filmmaker, Victoria Hagni, on the fundamentals of movie making!  The morning session will allow students to film on their own smartphone or recording device.  We will look at how to create great composition, camera angles, and how to practice good lighting setup. We’ll discuss story structure from the classic “Hero’s journey” outline, and then move into groups where kids will be assigned different roles on a movie set. Students will have a break for lunch between sessions.  In the afternoon session we will experiment with how to capture good audio and learn how to move a story idea into an official storyboard. The final part of the day will be spent filming each group's short story students created from their storyboard.

*Students will need to bring their own device for filming.  If a device is needed, please contact Victoria at theicemedia@gmail.com


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Coming Soon. Want to request a workshop?

Email maalbright@ozarkactorstheatre.org and let us know!