Guest Artist Bios

Meet the guest artists of Oxy's Theater Department

New Play Festival 2012
February 21, 2018

Read about what our NPF alumni are up to now and how NPF and the playwriting program helped them get there.

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January 25, 2018

Edgerton Guest Artist in Residence

December 5, 2017

Wanlass Guest Artist for Theater

Dan O'Brien
March 2, 2017

2015-16 Guggenheim Fellow in Drama & Performance Art

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August 9, 2016

He is a Moth Story Slam host and winner. His solo show BAD KID was met with critical acclaim  (Advocate, Flavorpill, NYTheatre) and named a New York Times Critics' Pick. A memoir based on the show was released this year by Harper Perennial.

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August 9, 2016

A graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, Josh has co-created six shows with Under the Table Ensemble Theatre, touring across the country and internationally. Josh directed and co-wrote the play Bad Kid (New York Times critic’s pick) with acclaimed storyteller David Crabb.

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January 21, 2016

Dámaso Rodriguez is the Artistic Director of Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland's longest-running professional theatre company.  He is a Co-Founder of L.A.'s Furious Theatre, where he served as Co-Artistic Director from 2001-2012.  From 2007-2010 he served as Associate Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse, where he directed main stage productions and oversaw programming for the Playhous

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January 20, 2016

Stefanie Zadravec is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, Playwright-in-Residence at The Women’s Project Theater, and the recipient of a 2015 Helen Merrill Award.

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August 21, 2015

A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Juliette has directed critically-acclaimed premiere and revival productions in theaters across the country including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, Yale Repertory, Denver Theater Center and Seattle Repertory.

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August 20, 2015

LARRY BIEDERMAN has directed many critically acclaimed productions throughout Los Angeles, including The Autumn Garden (Antaeus), Dark Rapture (Evidence Room), No Mercy (24th Street Theatre) and two Mickey Birnbaum plays, Big Death and Little Death (Road Theatre) and last year's world premiere of Backyard (Echo), which is nominated for 5 Stage Raw Aw