Jan 17 - Jun 13, 2019


Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365



each month, due no later than the first Thursday of the month when class is in session, or pay for the entire session BEFORE the first day of class for that semester


for the spring semester

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, in partnership with Jennifer Hamilton, offers after school theatre classes for kids in grades 2 through 4. Classes are held 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Newport Performing Arts Center, and will culminate in a Share Day for friends and family. Spring session begins January 17; class size is limited. Download the registration form, which also lists policies, class dates, and payment information, here (as a PDF or as a Word doc) or under “Downloads”; please return registration forms to the OCCA office at 777 W. Olive Street in Newport. If you have questions regarding class content or anything else, please contact Jennifer Hamilton at


Jennifer Hamilton began her professional theatre work as the education director for Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy in Topeka, Kansas, a position she held from 2002 until 2014. In that role, she administered year-round classes for ages four through adult, developed and grew a summer camp program from 30 students to more than 300; helped to create a teen improvisation performance troupe; developed outreach programming for area schools and underserved communities, including a teen outreach team of actors who performed at schools and community events; and directed over 50 youth and theatre for young audiences.

Jennifer has also been involved with the American Association of Community Theatre for over a decade and serves on their Education Committee. Most recently she facilitated their Education Director’s conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is currently planning and will facilitate the Youth Theatre Conference (a part of AACTfest 2019) in Gettysburg, PA.

Earning her bachelor of arts degree in theater from Sterling College in 1993, Jennifer subsequently earned her master’s degree in theater and film from the University of Kansas, where she also taught improvisation and introduction to the theater, in 2003.

Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365 - Get Directions