About OFC Creations
OFC Creations LLC’s (Opportunities For Creativity) mission is to give artists of all ages an opportunity to explore and push their creative limits. OFC is committed to developing the next generation of artists and audiences through shows, unique events, and educational classes for all ages.
OFC Creations supports the community through partnerships and creative show selections in the Rochester area. OFC offers after school and evening arts programming to private and public schools, opening opportunities to new directors in the Rochester community, touring theatre productions, and performing arts classes. Additionally, OFC partners with the LGBT+ community each year to present a LGBT+ Show Series, many of the performances benefit non-profit organizations like Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. In the summer months, OFC runs the largest theatre summer camp program in Upstate New York: ROC Summer Theatre Experience.
OFC Creations Theatre Center
Originally housed in multiple theatres including the Kodak Center and the Lyric Theatre, OFC opened a new, multi-purpose performing arts center in Brighton in July of 2020: OFC Creations Theatre Center.
The OFC Creations Theatre Center (3450 Winton Pl, Rochester, NY 14623) has given the company the opportunity to expand to offer more to the community that it serves. The 260-seat theatre hosts a multitude of events. The re-designed lobby is ideal for community receptions and events. Additional spaces include a multi-use dance studio, private lesson rooms, greenroom/dressing room, and more. The center is air conditioned, ADA accessible, and has free parking for 750 vehicles. (Find out more on the theatre by CLICKING HERE)
With a focus on youth theatre education and performances, mounting professional plays and musicals, hosting community events, presenting out-of-town entertainers, the center provides much-needed performance space to local arts groups of all sizes. OFC offers classes in acting, singing, and dancing; is able to host community events, school field trips and tours; along with their popular theatre camps held during summer and the school year.
The Old Farm Cafe
Blending great food with a unique theatrical experience, guests will be immediately transported to a captivating and calming barnyard, giving you the feeling of enjoying a sunny summer day no matter the actual Rochester weather. Designed by the incomparable Jack Haldoupis, The Old Farm Cafe depicts the gorgeous and idealistic life on a well-loved barnyard, including plant growth and greenery, sounds of the early morning, and animatronic animals. The cafe is open to the public throughout the week for handcrafted caffeinated drinks and unique barnyard beverages. Find out more about The Old Farm Cafe by CLICKING HERE
Can’t get enough of the barn? Host your next event with us! With space available for up to 160 guests, The Old Farm Cafe is your one-stop-shop for birthday parties, bridal showers, family reunions, and other get-togethers.
OFC has been a fixture of the Rochester performing arts scene since 2005. Founded by Eric Vaughn Johnson, OFC’s original artists and students dabbled in claymation, videography, and music videos. In 2014, the group grew from an informal "student club" to a successful, fully-fledged company. OFC produced live musical theatre productions at Nazareth College, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, Visual Studies Workshop, School of the Arts, the East End Theatre, the Kodak Center, the Century Club, and the Lyric Theatre.
As their reputation grew, OFC found themselves in demand as area elementary schools reached out to the company to run in-school drama programs. The school programs soon expanded to encompass February break and Spring break camps, evening classes and lessons, professional workshops, and summer camp programs. OFC's educational programs grew alongside our professional adult productions, featuring many of the same teaching artists who work with our students.
Today, as a regional theatre, OFC Creations runs three series of theatrical productions: OFC's Broadway in Brighton Series, featuring outrageously high energy musicals performed by professional actors from NYC, LA, and across the globe; OFC's Think Outside the Box Series, featuring local and touring talent through cabarets, stand up comedy, interactive theatre, and unique experiences; and OFC's Student Performers Series, featuring students ages 4-18, some who are preparing to head to Broadway, and some performing for the very first time.
Branches of OFC Creations
OFC's Roc Summer Theatre Experience is the largest theatre summer camp in Upstate NY running annually in July & August taking over multiple theatre locations.
OFC's theatrical coffee shop is newly opened next door to OFCTC! Join us for food, coffee, entertainment, and being transported beyond reality!
OFC Rentals encompasses costume packages, backdrops, sets, puppets, as well as venue rentals of our 260-seat performing arts center.
OFC's Storybook Touring Theatre Company features a troupe of professional actors performing classic children's stories at schools across our region and at OFCTC.
Three Series of Shows at OFC Creations
Professional series featuring outrageously high energy musicals performed by actors from NYC, LA, and across the globe.
Series featuring local and touring talent through cabarets, stand up comedy, interactive theatre, and unique experiences.
Series featuring students ages 4-18, some who are preparing to head to Broadway, and some performing for the very first time.
What is OFC’s Resident Acting Company?
OFC Creations is becoming one of the few theatres in the Nation to employ a full-time professional Resident Acting Company. Company members will perform principal roles in all Broadway in Brighton productions along with sharing their high caliber knowledge of acting, singing, and dance with the next generation through educational programs.
The 2023-2024 line up will feature Eric Schutt as OFC’s first company member who will be performing as Misty in Dance Mums, Brad in The Rocky Horror Show, Bob Wallace in White Christmas, Charlie in Kinky Boots, Blanche in She Has Risen: The Golden Girls Easter Musical, and Leo Bloom in The Producers, showcasing Schutt’s versatility and talent.
As OFC continues to develop the Resident Acting Company, future seasons may feature up to four full time actors employed by OFC Creations.
NOTABLE PAST PRODUCTIONS
Sweet Charity - July 2023
The Wizard of Oz - May 2023
Billy Elliot - May 2023
Ride the Cyclone - February 2023
Avenue Q - February 2023
Hansel and Gretel - January 2023
A Golden Girls Christmas Carol - Dec 2022
Hocus Pocus The Drag Parody - October 2022
Tick, Tick BOOM - September 2022
Chicago - July 2022
The Wizard of Oz - June 2022
Spring Awakening - May 2022
Oliver! - May 2022
Forbidden Broadway - March 2022
Company - March 2022
Charlotte's Web - January 2022
A Golden Girls Christmas Carol - Dec 2021
Bare: A Pop Opera - Sept/Oct 2021
Singing Streisand - September 2021
A Chorus Line - July 2021
The Fantasticks - April 2021
Songs for a New World - October 2020
Man of La Mancha - March 2020
Sinatra at the Sands Reprise - February 2020
Dixie's Tupperware Party - January 2020
Christmas with the King - December 2019
Ginger Minj - December 2019
Wrapping Around the Christmas Tree - Dec 19
Frank's Rat Pack - December 2019
Nunsense - November 2019
Bibbidi Bobbidi Cinderella - October 2019
Miss Coco Peru - September 2019
Shout The Mod Musical - July 2019
America's Sweetheart of Song - May 2019
The Bodyguard - May 2019
The Golden Girls Musical - April 2019
The Sound of Music - March 2019
Produce: The Musical - January 2019
Ginger Minj - December 2018
Vanities - November 2018
The Emperor's New Clothes - October 2018
Hedwig & the Angry Inch - September 2018
Miss Richfield 1981 - April 2018
The Wild Party - July 2017
Spring Awakening - April 2016
It's Only A Play - April 2016
I Love You Because - February 2016
La Cage Aux Folles - September 2015
Avenue Q - July 2015
Graceland & Asleep on the Wind - Sept. 2014
Tick, Tick BOOM! - August 2014
In the Heights - May 2014
Bare: A Pop Opera - January 2014
Kite Strings - September 2013
The Drowsy Chaperone - August 2013
The Wiz - June 2013
Fame - May 2013
The Wild Party - February 2013
[Title of Show] - January 2013
The Producers - May 2012
The Last 5 Years - May 2011
Prior to 2011 OFC Creations was named OFC Videos and solely created films and
OFC Creations LLC is proud to be a member of Visit Rochester and the Brighton Chamber of Commerce
OFC Creations is grateful to Monroe County for funding to further grow the arts. It is clear that Monroe County believes in the power of the arts for our youth and greater community. We are proud to be based in Monroe County.
Statement on Diversity:
OFC Creations LLC and OFC Creations Theatre Center LLC values diversity from all backgrounds and strives to create a welcoming theatre that attracts and retains a wide variety of talented people with different perspectives and new ideas. OFC values diversity among all dimensions of the human experience, including gender, race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, differing abilities, gender expression, veterans, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation. The OFC Team believes diversity improves the quality of our performances and the communities we are part of, making an important statement about the inherent worth of every individual.
Statement on Inclusion:
OFC's staff is committed to supporting all students being themselves. We recognize all students are in different places with figuring out how they fit into the world and we are open and ready to support them in any way we can. OFC is a safe place for all students with a strict no bullying policy. Please contact us and make us aware of any ways we can make your child's experience the best it can be.
OFC embraces diversity and encourages actors to apply even if they do not fit the stereotype of the character as originally written or portrayed.
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