Amy loves everything and anything theater. She has been performing and teaching theater to young people in the greater Olympia area over 4 years. She is thrilled
Olympia Family Theater engages audiences of all ages in performances and programs that entertain and educate.
Olympia Family Theater is a State and Federally registered 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to bringing quality theater experiences to our audiences. By the end of the 2015-16 season, we will have produced over 45 shows in our main stage season, including 3 world premieres, as well as a wide variety of educational experiences for all ages. We offer sliding scale tuition and/or scholarships to all of our educational offerings. We give complimentary Tickets, over 250 tickets annually to community groups serving youth and families in our area.
OFT Education Mission:
OFT is your community partner in raising imaginative, loving, joyful and confident children. Our educational programs provide opportunities for personal development for young people, teaching creativity and responsibility, encouraging teamwork and personal integrity, and fostering self-esteem and appreciation for the performing arts.
Olympia Family Theater has been serving families in Thurston County and surrounding areas since 2006. We offer quality theatrical productions for young audiences in a variety of settings, as well as educational programs for youth from infancy through high school. From humble beginnings, OFT has become a thriving non-profit engaging thousands of children and their families each year.
- Mainstage Stories – Five plays annually including two musicals and another featuring youth performers
- Creative Camps and Workshops –programs for young actors, culminating in a weekend of performances, plus a variety of week-long school break and summer camps for all ages
- Let’s Play, Daytime Shows– New shows every month- 1st week of the month we offer folk/fairy tales for our youngest patrons
- On The Move – OFT’s professional touring performance program. We bring the show to your school, library, preschool, or community group.
Olympia Family Theater was founded in 2006 by Jen Ryle and Samantha Chandler. They both were inspired to create a theater company in Olympia that focused on bringing people of all ages together. Together along with truck-loads of friends, they grew this tiny theater company up from the ground. Their commitment and passion made OFT what it is today. We are forever grateful for their vision.
You can find Jen at OFT, in the role of Artistic Director.
Samantha still makes guest appearances as camp staff, and acting & directing Mainstage Stories.