Eastern Oklahoma Performance Academy
open to all school age children
By Ryan Horton
Choctaw High School is home to the state’s most awarded high school theatre program, and each summer aspiring performers from around the state have the opportunity to train with some of the best in the business right here in eastern Oklahoma County.
The Eastern Oklahoma Performance Academy is now open for enrollment.
The two-week academy will be hosted July 20 – 31 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. culminating in a Performance Showcase on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The academy is open to children age seven to 18.
The cost is $285 per student with a $25 discount for Choctaw Nicoma Park students and returning EOPA students.
EOPA 2020 will once again be hosted at the Choctaw High School Performing Arts Center, located at 14300 N.E. 10th Street.
The focus of this summer training academy is audition preparation and theatre/music theatre performance.
Students will be guided by trained artists and teachers who have extensive experience in professional and academic theatre and performance.
EOPA is not a summer camp; it is an intense two-week training program created to prepare students for performance opportunities in their schools and communities. Enrollment is open state-wide but only a limited number of students will be accepted.
The registration deadline is July 9.
For more information, contact EOPA Artistic Director, Maryjane Burton [email protected].
Efforts will be made to keep students healthy and safe.
EOPA will practice the following CDC recommended COVID-19 guidelines:
• Each person entering the PAC facility must have their temperature checked upon arrival. Any individual with a temperature registering 100.4 degrees or above will not be permitted to stay.
• Hands must be washed or hand sanitizer used prior to entering and leaving the facility.
• Restrooms will be sanitized daily and at the end of each day by staff.
• Participants will be encouraged to practice social distancing.
• Tables, chairs, props, etc. used will be sanitized daily by students and staff.
• Water fountains will not be in use. Each student needs to bring their own water bottle.
• No sharing of any items.