2021-2022 Season

scene from the play Everybody

Oxy Theater was excited to be back in person with live performances!

Student ProjectsNew Works Festival

Our Productions

EVERYBODY

Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Sarah Kozinn

Choreography by Diana Wyenn
Scenic Design by Susan Gratch
Costume Design by Laura McMillian
Lighting Design by Wesley Chew
Sound Design by John Zalewski
Stage Managed by Lindsay Cheng

November 4-6, 2021 at 7:30 pm and November 7, 2021 at 2 pm

If you knew you were going to die, what would you say about the life you lived? Everybody is a play about love. And death. And what happens, or might not happen, after. Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (AppropriateAn OctoroonGloriaNeighbors) twists a Medieval tale to explore what might happen in our final act.

Photo by Marc Campos

Photo by Marc Campos

SEIZE THE KING

Written & directed by Will Power

Scenic Design by Susan Gratch
Costume Design by Laura McMillian
Lighting Design by Wesley Chew
Sound Design by John Zalewski
Stage Managed by Eliza Fleming

November 18-20, 2021 at 7:30 pm and November 21, 2021 at 2 pm

Power. Lust. War. Peace? Follow the tyrannical yet charming Richard as he plots his way to the throne, with nothing in his path except those brave enough to block him. This provocative myth of greed and virtue reimagines Shakespeare's Richard III as an explosive, contemporary lyrical tale, hauntingly poetic and dramatically compelling. This production is sure to provoke your thoughts, and set your soul ablaze.

Photo by Marc Campos

 

INTO THE WOODS

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

Directed by Laural Meade
Music Direction by Désirée La Vertu

Choreographed by Shivani Thakkar
Intimacy Direction by Allison Bibicoff
Scenic Design by Susan Gratch
Costume Design by Laura McMillian
Lighting Design by Joey Guthman
Sound Design by John Zalewski
Stage Managed by Ella Raziel

Photo by Marc Campos

Photo by Marc Campos

Student Projects

A Land Unknown, Remembered.

Written, devised and directed by Noa Carlson 

A solo-performance in the style of verbatim, experimental, and promenade theatre, this show follows Noa as she discovers the forgotten ancestral and spiritual stories that connect her with the land of Fresno, California that lead her to find a greater sense of what home means through the comfort and community of her family and the natural world.

A senior comprehsensive project

March 24 & 25, 2022 in the FEAST Garden

SOMETIMES I PRETEND

Written, devised, and performed by Natalya Nielsen

Sometimes I Pretend is a one woman show about the time you spend alone in your room, the imaginary people you can become, and the imaginary places you can visit in order to escape the real world. But what happens when being alone becomes lonely?

A senior comprehsensive project

March 24 & 26, 2022 in Keck 208

LYRICAL ESCAPISM

Written and performed by Hilary Kang Oglesby
Directed by David Crab

How can we deal with the parts of our life that we are not prepared to face? Lyrical Escapism, written and performed by Hilary Kang Oglesby, is a love letter to music and performance. Using song and storytelling, this one woman show is equal parts concert, stand up, and deep 2am convo.

A senior comprehsensive project

March 25 & 27, 2022 in Keck 208.

WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN

Written by Aleshea Harris
Directed by Kamilah Cooper-Charles

What to Send Up When It Goes Down gathers a team of nine ensemble members to tell a story about anti-Blackness, grief, and communal healing. You won't want to miss this powerful production.

A senior comprehsensive project

March 26 & 27, 2022 at Remsen Bird Hillside Theater

A MADNESS UPON US

Written by Ian McDougall
Directed by Queenie Ngo

Directed by Queenie Ngo and featuring an A-List cast (Kai Morfin, V Baldwin-Geilin, Ella Price, Ian McDougall, Queenie Ngo, and Christopher Kademoglou, with lighting design by Manny Rothman), this show puts an insane twist on the coming of age genre as love, mania, prophecy, and the apocalypse come raining down on a motley crew of Oklahoma youths! What’s real? What’s not? Will the world withstand? Find out this April! Seating is first-come-first-serve, house opens at 8:15pm. The show will run no more than an hour and a half, with no intermission.

April 1 & 2, 2022 at 8:30pm behind Keck Theater

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