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OVST Announces Youth Camp 2017!
Theme: Comedy – improv, clowning, and sketch
Monday-Friday June 5th – 23rd at ARTS/West
2nd-6th grades 9:00-11:30 am
7th-12th grades Noon-3:00 pm
Camp culminates with a public performance on June 23rd.
$150.00 per camper for all 3 weeks of Youth Camp.
Scholarships are available.
For more information call 740-541-3728.
Children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Ohio Valley Summer Theater’s community continue to revel in our 66-year-strong history of summer theater productions.
Founded in 1951 in Athens, Ohio by a small group of Ohio University professors and community members, OVST originally served as a community theater and a laboratory for Ohio University’s School of Theater, producing four to six plays each summer. In 1988, OVST was re-established as a separate 501(c)3 non-profit organization with continued support from Ohio University. The community and University collaboration continues to benefit from strong collaboration, dedicated donor-patrons, ongoing operating support from the Ohio Arts Council, and local and regional business partnerships.
OVST offers high-quality performances for the entire family; partners with theater professionals, Ohio University faculty and students, and community members; offers an annual youth theater camp; and helps to organize and support regional arts events and performances year-round.
As a donor-supported, non-profit organization, we encourage innovative approaches to live performance and welcome new participants and partners to our productions, youth camp, and volunteer Board.
OVST is proud to be a community heritage organization that adds to the vibrant, cultural fabric of Athens County and the surrounding Appalachian region.
The Ohio Valley Summer Theater receives generous support from: