Oakland Center for the Arts
The Oakland Center for the Arts (or the Oakland, as it is usually called) is an interdisciplinary arts center based in Youngstown, Ohio. The center was established in 1986, as a community venue for theater, film, music, literature, dance, and the visual arts. The center specializes in performing locally written plays, as well as offbeat, obscure musicals such as Bat Boy: The Musical and Baby
In the 1990s, the center joined the Ballet Western Reserve in the renovation of the community's former Elks Building.
In 2008, the Oakland broke new ground in the world of Youngstown community theater when the center's production of The Full Monty ended with full-frontal nudity by the six male leads.
- A Citizen's Guide to Youngstown (Youngstown, OH: The League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown, 2000), p. 46.
- The League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown, p. 20.