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Off the Lake Productions logo

Off the Lake Productions

Campus: Columbus
Status: Active - Established
Purpose Statement: Off the Lake Productions is The Ohio State University's only completely student-run, service-based theatre organization. Every year we have FOUR major productions whose proceeds go to a charity organization of our choice: our Fall Cabaret, Play, Musical, and Peer Theatre One Acts. In addition to the One Acts, Peer Theatre performs skits on difficult topics for students at Ohio State and our trained facilitators give them the opportunity to reflect on what was shared and participate in a facilitated dialogue. OTL gives back to the community through various service organizations on campus and in the Columbus community. Some previous service events Off the Lake has participated in include BuckeyeThon, donating to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Light up the Lake, theatre workshops with All THAT (Teens Hopeful About Tomorrow), Caroling at local nursing homes, volunteering with The Harmony Project, Kaleidoscope Youth Center, and many more! Students can be involved in various capacities including Pit, Peer Theatre, Cast and Crew. All members are encouraged to participate in org-wide community and service events. Our overall theme is - In the Community, On the Stage, Off the Lake.
Primary Leader: Kate McCanna
Secondary Leader: Abby Mehr
Treasurer Leader: Lillian McClure
Advisor: Ben Helms
Organization Email:
Facebook Group Page:
Primary Type: Creative and Performing Arts
Secondary Types: Community Service/Service Learning
Special Interest
Primary Make Up: Undergraduate
Constitution: 2023_10_19_04_44_24_381.docx 
Meeting Time and Place: Columbus, OH 43210
Office Location: 1739 N High St
Columbus, OH 43210
Membership Type: Application/Selection Process
Membership Contact:
Time of Year for New Membership: Auditions for the play and musical generally take place in mid to late October and Peer Theatre applications are sent out around the same time. Peer Theatre applications are open for the entire Fall Semester!
How does a Prospective Member Apply: Attend the information sessions occurring during mid-fall semester, and participate in auditions/interviews for selection into one of the aspects of Off the Lake: Peer Theatre, Pit, Cast, or Crew. Information Nights 2023: Monday, September 11th 5pm-6pm Ohio Union, Student-Alumni Council Room Tuesday, September 12th 5pm-6pm Ohio Union, Student-Alumni Council Room Our Spring play and musical have been cast. Want to still get involved? Join Peer Theatre! - our facet dedicated to writing skits on various social topics and performing them around the campus community, as well as producing our annual Night of One Acts. There are opportunities to write, direct, and perform theatre. You can reach the Peer Theatre Directors at - Kendall (she/her;; (740) 461-5260) and Sophia (she/her;; (937) 504-2559) or
Charge Dues: No