Welcome to the Shirlee & Henry Fonda Theatre Academy, the educational wing of the Omaha Community Playhouse. Here at SHFTA, our mission is to cultivate creativity and personal growth through theatre education and performance by offering theatrical opportunities for every age & experience level.
OCP’s Shirlee & Henry Fonda Theatre Academy (SHFTA) offers on-site classes, workshops, and camps year-round for youth and adults of all skill levels
Off-site SHFTA programming is offered in schools, after-school programs, and through community partnerships
OCP’s Theatre Technology Apprenticeship Program (TTAP) provides hands-on training in technical theatre
In the effort to make theatre education & experiences accessible to all, OCP offers scholarships for both youth & adult students interested in classes, workshops, and camps
ABOUT OUR CLASSES & TEACHING ARTISTS
At the Shirlee & Henry Fonda Theatre Academy, we want our students to have the best experience possible. We understand that every individual is unique and in a different part of their performing arts journey. This is why all of our classes are created to enrich both beginners & intermediate artists and why we say, “all experience levels are welcome!”
We are committed to engaging every participant right where they are.
All youth classes at SHFTA follow a curriculum ensuring that every week is full of learning & fun while leaving room for each of our teaching artists to add in their own talents and expertise
We monitor class sizes to allow more personalized lessons and ensure optimal participation opportunities for students
Our teaching artists must go through an interview process, background check, & onboarding process before teaching a class at SHFTA; and all of our teaching artists are educators, performers, and professionals in their fields