Meet the guest artists of Oxy's Theater Department
JP Allen is an award-winning writer/director of independent feature films and stage plays. His first feature film, COFFEE AND LANGUAGE, premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival where it was nominated for the Golden Starfish Award and for Best Screenplay. He wrote, produced and acted a lead role in the film STEPHANIE'S IMAGE starring Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo.
Adam Bock's plays include The Receptionist (MTC, Trinity Rep, Studio Theater, Outer Critics nom.) The Drunken City (Playwrights' Horizons, Outer Critics nom), The Thugs (Soho Rep, OBIE Award), Swimming in the Shallows (Second Stage, Shotgun Players, 3 BATCC Awards, Clauder Award), Five Flights (Encore Theater, Rattlestick, G
Tim Sanford is the Artistic Director of Playwrights Horizons, a writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists, and to the production of their new work. Beginning as a literary intern in 1984, Tim went on to serve for nine years as Literary Manager and two years as Associate Artistic Director, before assuming leadership o
Larissa Kokernot is happy to be directing The Thugs at Occidental this fall as the Culley Guest Artist. Larissa has been working in the professional theatre for over 30 years with regional directing credits at Indiana Repertory Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, the Guthrie Theater, The Playwrights' Center, California Repertory Theatre
Captain Jason Barlaan first enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2005 upon graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. After spending two years at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, he reported to Quantico, VA where he earned his Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. In 2008 he was sent to Fallujah, Iraq in support of Opera