P.O. Box 200123, New Haven, CT 06520
Oddfellows Playhouse is the largest and most active year-round youth theater in Connecticut, named the 2013 Best Childrens Theater in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine. We are an independent, not-for-profit organization arts and youth development organization. Oddfellows' mission is to build essential life skills through the performing arts. Our teaching artists are committed professionals with a high level of artistry and expertise in working with young people. Students learn the building blocks of theater, such as acting, mime, clowning, and movement. Equally as important is their development of a variety of critical life skills. Our teaching artists stress teamwork, cooperation, and respect for others. Every student receives full attention, in every class and performance. At the same time, students learn to appreciate each other's talents and contributions. Finally, students broaden their educations by learning about literature, culture, and history that they might not have access to otherwise. The playhouse strives to be a diverse environment and is welcoming of students of all backgrounds, talent and abilities. Oddfellows also strives to break down barriers and reduce racial, ethnic, and cultural isolation in our children and our community. Oddfellows, by creating diverse, vibrant classes for students, uses theater to build relationships that might not otherwise exist and help bring students together. Theater creates a sense of community, combating isolation that breeds misunderstanding.
Contact: Kristen Palmer