The Importance of Being Earnest Cast 2003
The Importance of Being Earnest Cast 2003

Igniting Passion
for the Arts

New Artists Productions, Inc. is dedicated to introducing and nurturing young performance artists in all fields of the Performing Arts. We provide stage opportunities at no cost to  students, grades 1 – 12.

In 1995, Dan and Anita Almich founded New Artists Productions, Inc. to provide opportunities for youth through the performance arts. They funded the activities personally, passing on no expense to the participants. At that time, the program produced musical recordings for students who auditioned for school and state competitions, and CDs for local youth bands.

When the drama program at Bandon High School was eliminated from the curriculum, the Almichs decided to continue offering this extracurricular activity and expand upon it for the youth of our community.

Six actors participated in that first production and formed the foundation for the program. New students join us each year.

We are a year-round program, offering participation in at least two major productions during the year and educational activities within the community and state to meet with industry professionals.

New Artists Productions, Inc. presents casts of many talented young people to audiences throughout the year -- young people who have a desire and dedication to the Performance Arts.

We are very fortunate to have so many who will share their experiences with other generations, thus keeping The Arts alive within local communities for others to enjoy for years to come.

Our Premise

'There Abounds Considerable Young Talent Needing an Opportunity to Be Recognized.'

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Our Goal

Teaching Students About the Benefits Through All Aspects of Theater Arts:

  • Acting
  • Make-up and Hair
  • Stagecraft
  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Stage Lighting and Sound
  • Scenery Design
  • Set Construction
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1995: Dan and Anita Almich founded New Artists Productions, Inc. to provide opportunities for youth through the performance arts.

2000:  New Artists Productions Inc. expanaded into producing musical recitals and recording services.

2002: Obtained 501 (c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt status

2003: Staged Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest at the Sprague Community Theater in Bandon.

To Present Day: The dramatic stage wing of New Artists Productions, Inc. continues. 

We are Proud of Our Accomplished History! 

Our Supporters

The program is supported through private donations, ticket sales, and grant funding. All proceeds from activities are re-invested in the program to provide theatrical opportunities at no cost to the student participants.

We are recognized by the Oregon Cultural Trust as an eligible cultural nonprofit.  By donating to New Artists Productions, our supporters have the opportunity to become eligible to earn an Oregon tax credit valued up to $500 per individual, $1,000 for couples filing jointly, and $2,500 for class-C corporations. Check with your tax advisor for more information.

New Artists Productions Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

Our Youth Actors

We collaborate with students who are publicly, privately, and home-school educated, ranging from grades 1-12, in Bandon and surrounding areas:

Bandon  |  Reedsport  |  Coos Bay  |   North Bend  |  Coquille  |  Myrtle Point  |  Langlois  |  Sixes  |  Port Orford  |   Brookings

What we offer either provides further education, or fills a void for educational opportunities.

Scar Make-up: Disney's Lion King Jr. - 2018
Scar Make-up: Disney's Lion King Jr. - 2018

Educational Trips:

New Artists' Theater Enthusiasts Also Have the Opportunity to Experience Broadway Productions That Tour Oregon. We've Taken the Participants as Far as Eugene and Portland to See These Great Productions:

  • Phantom of the Opera 2x
  • A Connecticut Yankee
  • Oklahoma
  • The Lion King 2x
  • Wicked 3x
  • Les Misérables
  • Cinderella

Additional Opportunities

New Artists is a Valuable Resource for Child or Young Adult Roles in Adult Theater Productions and Musical Events Within the County at:

  • Little Theater on the Bay
  • Bandon Playhouse
  • The Sawdust Theater
  • Bandon Cranberry Court
Card Make-up: Alice in Wonderland - 2012
Card Make-up: Alice in Wonderland - 2012

Dancers Too

New Artists Productions,Inc. also involves students from MarLo Dance Studio and Pacific School of Dance (Bay Area) as dancers and choreographers as a new dimension to the program's stage offerings. As a result, the program is able to offer additional performance opportunities for young dancers as they apply their talents and skills on stage.