Creative Theatre Experience

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS

This summer marks the 36th season of children’s theater programs and performances by Creative Theatre Experience at Olympia High School. The program is run by Kathy Dorgan, drama director at OHS.

Classes are offered in art, drama, music and other aspects of the performing arts. “CTE’s mission,” said Dorgan, “is to promote growth through experience in the visual and performing arts, and our youth-mentoring-youth approach is powerful. Our 10 high-school and college-age interns, who are themselves veteran CTE students, work with groups of kids from first through 12th grade in theater, art, music and dance performance to give them the best possible experience at CTE. Art changes lives, and I see it every summer at CTE.”

This summer’s events will include performances of Summer Dreaming July 21-23, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night July 28-30, and Schoolhouse Rock Live! Aug 4-6.

What: Creative Theatre Experience

Where: Olympia High School, 1302 North St. SE, Olympia

When: 7 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, July 21- Aug. 6; 1 p.m. Aug. 6

How much: $11-$15

Get tickets: 360-596-7112 /

NOTE: CTE’s 2017 Season is now open (Feb 1-14) for early registration exclusively for returning families. To find out more visit the CTE Registration page here