On the Move: Touring Productions

oft on the move vertical2015 – 16 Tour———————-Shakespeare, Shake it Up!  

Are you “in a pickle” over Shakespeare?  Do you think learning about the Bard is a “wild goose chase” or “much ado about nothing” and you can’t make “rhyme or reason” out of it?  Does it “set your teeth on edge”?  No worries- you’re already using Shakespeare’s words!  This lively, fast-paced show will “keep you in stitches” and introduce Shakespeare, his work, life and times to all ages in a fun format- showing how and why his works are still relevant today!

We Bring the Show to you!  Call us to book your show today!  360-570-1638


Pricing for Thurston County Schools*:
Regular Price $450
Title I School $400
* An additional mileage charge applies for travel outside of Thurston County. Please contact us for details: 360-570-1638, info@olyft.org

Olympia Family Theater’s “On the Move” performs in schools, libraries and other public or private places.  The performances are a great way for children to experience the joy, wonder and creativity of live theater.  We bring simple sets, props, costumes, and actors to you.  Children can have the chance to lose themselves in the art of theater without leaving.  Each show features 3 or 4 professional and engaging actors playing multiple roles. Performances typically run approximately 45 minutes and can take place in your auditorium, gymnasium, cafeteria, or just about anywhere.

Jordan and Heather, 2013 tour showOFT is committed to bringing the rich experience of live theater into communities throughout the South Puget Sound region and offers discount pricing to Title 1 Schools and Libraries.



(Below is more information about OFT’s Previous Season 2014-15)

On The Move is currently touring the libraries of Western Washington performing “American Tall Tales” throughout the months of June and July 2015

For Brochure click here: 2014-15 On The Move Brochure

Bullying, it’s NOT OK!

Bullying is bad for everyone – not just the kids who are getting picked on. B-ullying can make school a place of stress and fear. This play will help kids recognize the different types of bullying and offer valuable coping skills.

Bullying, it’s NOT OK! is available September 2014 to June, 2015.

Happy Birthday, Washington

Travel through time from the 1500’s through today in this celebration of Washington’s 125th year of statehood!

Happy Birthday, Washington can be scheduled from November 2014 to June, 2015.

Ancient Superheroes

Mythology comes to life in this exciting, adventure-filled play featuring Theseus and the minotaur, Helen of Troy, Odysseus and the cyclops, Sisyphus, and all twelve labors of Hercules!

Ancient Superheroes is available from September 2014 through January, 2015.

American Tall Tales

Features the stories of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, Calamity Jane, and other traditional American tall tales.

Performances of American Tall Tales can be scheduled from February to May, 2015.


What people are saying about OFT On the Move

“I’ve participated in many OFT shows before, so when I heard that they were coming to my school to perform, I couldn’t wait. OFT shows always make me laugh and they teach great life lessons.” - Annie Barrette (5th Grade)

 “I experienced the 2-person traveling show of Lion Witch and the Wardrobe at my son’s elementary school. It was amazingly well-done. The kids giggled and shrieked in delight and it kept the attention of even the youngest ones in the audience. I hope we can get OFT’s touring group to come back again soon!” - Kathy Strauss

“Nick and I very much enjoyed the program. The actors did a superb job. The majority of the children there were new to theatre and the program was perfect for that audience. It was a fun and engaging introduction to theatre.  It was obvious that they had prepared well for the performance, but I liked how it felt spontaneous.”  - Jill Hayes

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About some of our troupe:

Kate Ayers – Tour Director

Ms. Ayers has toured extensively throughout the Midwest performing in educational theatre programs in schools and museums. She has written curriculum for theatre based programming and has 20+ years teaching experience ranging from pre-schoolers to university students. As Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Children’s Theatre, Inc, (90-97), Kate was active in all areas of educational theatre from playwriting, teaching, and directing. Ms Ayers ran the Theatre program at the Indiana Women’s Prison for 10 years, studied at the Goodman Theatre School, and graduated at Columbia and the Playback School at Vassar. She has her Masters in Applied Sociology and uses theatre for business management training, and team building. Kate appeared locally with Olympia Family Theater in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,  Goodnight Moon and Go, Dog. Go! and directed the world premier of Cinder Edna.

Heather R. Christopher – Tour Performer

Simply put, Heather LOVES theater!  She studied creative writing and theater at The University of Puget Sound and has been performing locally for over 15 years.  Heather is a founding member of Theater Artists Olympia (TAO), and has worked with almost every theater company in the greater Olympia area.  By day, Heather teaches Pilates downtown at Pilates at Play.