Theater & Drama

Ojai Academy for the Arts
407 A Bryant Circle, Suite 5; (866) 837-7512
A 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on empowering artists (of all ages) through education and business support.

Skoolu Productions/PeachTree Theater Company
Demitri Corbin;
(805) 540-5199
In-school, integrated, sequential comprehensive theater education program for grades 4, 5 and 6, special needs groups include gifted & talented education and children with autism. Curriculum meets state content standards in visual and performing arts, as well as language arts and physical education

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio –”>
(805) 646-4300
Offers performing arts classes for  children, youth, and adults.  Interest free payment plans and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Robert Gluckson, M.A.; (949) 295-2045
Clowning and maskmaking classes lead to All Species Parade.

Acting Lessons:

  • Kim Maxwell Studio at (805) 207-7470
  • Krista Kim (artist/teacher) at at 323-806-1207 — she also teaches children’s musical theater (for ages 6-13)

Senga Youth Theatre
Francisca Beach, Artistic Director;
Senga Classic Stage Company, 381 Cruzero St., Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-4885
Senga Youth Theater (an off shoot of Senga Classic Stage Company) mounts a play each year. Training in speech and acting is provided and forms an extensive part of the production. In addition, technical intern positions for teens to work on various shows with theatre professionals, in areas such as lighting/sound and set design and stage management, are also available.