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WE ARE OFF THE WALL
Learn from some of Canada’s finest backstage theatre artists and technicians.
Experience intensive hands-on learning and one-on-one mentoring in classes of under 10 students. We are a not-for-profit organization established in 2005, promoting personal artistic growth and professional skill development in theatre production arts.
We call ourselves Off the Wall because we are bursting with creative ideas
and we love turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. We are a centre for excellence in theatre production arts education, with access to some of Canada’s most inspired and recognized production artists.
YOU OFF THE WALL IF...
you already work in professional theatre and want to develop your skills or move into a different area of production
you are a drama or visual arts teacher looking for new ways to inspire the creativity of your students
generous and inspiring
of people and ideas
LOVE OF THEATRE
and the arts
you are a high-school student wondering if a career in theatre is right for you
you are a post-secondary student who wants more opportunity to practice your skills with support from a great mentor
you work in community theatre and want to contribute even more to your productions
you are looking for an outlet for your personal creativity
whatever your goals, abilities or background, your learning experience is always adapted to fit you.
“Coming to OTW has been completely life-changing for me. I’m going to pursue a career in the prop-building world. I believe I’m supposed to.”
MATTHEW from WINDSOR, SETTING THE SECENE 2016
"Off the Wall could only have happened in Stratford!
The creativity and the love of the arts in this community fuel our passion. I just can't imagine a better environment for theatre production arts students
to learn and hone their craft than this city."
SUSAN STARKWEATHER, CO-FOUNDER