Current projects of the Theater faculty and staff
Will's play, Seize the King (a new crazy adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III) had its NY premiere in the summer of 2021 in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem. Produced by Classical Theater of Harlem and directed by the ever-innovative Carl Cofield, the play ran for 4 weeks in July 2021.
In 2003, Professor of the Practice Brian Fitzmorris, partnering with Oxy Technical Director Aubree Cedillo, founded Lineset 10 Incorporated. Since the inception of the company, Lineset 10 has hired current students, alumni and technical theater staff to gain professional experience as stage technicians, stage managers and electricians for such events as the UNICEF Ball, the Princess Grace Awards, and the Homeboy Industries Lo Maximo Awards. Through Lineset 10, Professor Fitzmorris has maximized the positive impacts of the professional development opportunities that come from working as a Line Producer with higher budgets and top talent acts and applied those experiences to his teaching at Occidental.
2019 Homeboy Industries Lo Maximo Awards, J.W. Marriott at LA Live
Lo Maximo hosts Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin
2018 UNICEF Ball, Beverly Wilshire Ballroom
Pharrell performs at the UNICEF Ball
Princess Grace Foundation 2017 Gala
Sara Bareilles performs for the Princess Grace Awards