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Why our students love the AOP!




"The Acting Out Playhouse has taught me the importance of theater to a community, acting skills, developing your talent, as well as important life skills such as confidence and responsibility. It's a home away from home with some of the best people I've ever met." -Mary, 19 years old


“The Acting Out Playhouse has made me the person I am today.” -Sam, 15 years old


"The Acting Out Playhouse has given me a second home where I have been able to express myself through singing acting and dancing since I was 9 years old. It has given me amazing memories that will never leave my heart." -Liv, 17 years old


“All the exercises helped prepare me for the show,and the show helped me prepare for my later life” -Dennery, 7 years old.


"The Acting Out Playhouse has formed into the young lady I am today by teaching me life lessons, great social skills, and it showed me thats it's okay to be who you are. This place has guided me in the direction of success and a good lifestyle; it simply changed me for the better." -Hannah, 17 years old


"The Acting Out Playhouse has made me confident, and has brought me closer to my fellow actors throughout all of the shows" Reyna, 11 years old


What do you like about the Acting Out Playhouse, Dom?
"Everything." -Dominick, 15 years old


“The Acting Out Playhouse allowed me to find myself as a person and a performer. Without the Playhouse, I wouldn't be the person I am today, have the amazing friends I do, and experienced some of the most amazing opportunities. I am forever grateful.”-Lindsay,17 years old


"For me, the Acting Out Playhouse has been a true family and a place to call home. My favorite place on earth." - Jonathan, 15 years old


"...People come out of Terry's classes with a new sense of self. It is no wonder that her students have started booking Broadway shows, agents and managers, and other professional work. I started out in her program knowing nothing about theater and having no idea what I wanted to do with my future. By the end of my crazy journey with Terry, I had a confidence and passion that inspired me to keep going. I'm currently in my junior year at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts pursuing a BFA in Acting. I have met so many incredible people and have learned so much. I owe it all to Terry Odell, who pushed me to be adventurous and daring, and compassionate and loving. I think about everything she taught me and try to apply it all to my theater studies every day. I can’t wait to see how many other students come out of the Playhouse inspired to reach for their goals and dreams. I am pursuing a career in the theater and have the confidence to do so because of everything I learned with Terry."

-Cullen Koch


"... Terry's incredible with her singing acting and coaching skills. Terry has gotten so many people into acting and help them follow their dreams. She helped me follow mine. She's not only a teacher, but a friend. I couldn't have gotten this far without her. Thank you so much!"

-Ripley Sobo

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