Our Name

The Open Road Theatre’s name was inspired from our first production of The Wind in the Willows (May 2002) from Toad’s quote to his friends, Mole and Rat: ‘There’s the real-life for you. The open road, the dusty highway,…Here today, and off somewhere else tomorrow! The whole world before you! — The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahme.

Everyone who participates in an Open Road Theatre production or workshop is traveling with us down Toad’s open road as we collaborate on producing high-quality theatre art for all.

 Many have traveled down this open road with ORT beginning when they were 5 years old, through elementary, middle, high school and college into the present as adults.

Several are continuing to travel down this open road with ORT as – theatre artists and technical crew – as production staff, actors, designers – as board members and parent volunteers and as – grant, corporate, small business and individual sponsors.

Everyone is welcome to join us on this Open Road Theatre adventure.


King Arthur