Doug OliphantLos Angeles, CA
Doug Oliphant is an LA-based theatre director, movement director and fight choreographer and produces work through Drive Theatre. He’s directed full productions of Eurydice (Ophelia’s Jump Productions), Rite of Seymour (Drive Theatre), Suburbia (Pacific Resident Theatre), The Sound of Silence (OC-Centric New Play Fest), 44 Plays for 44 Presidents (Drive Theatre), Bluenose(Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre), a rock album adaptation There is Truth, Love is Real(Hollywood Fringe), and Betty’s Summer Vacation (Central Connecticut State University). Recently developed/directed new play readings with playwrights James McLindon, Kirsa Rein (The Blank Theatre), Larry Pontius (Skylight Theatre), Greg Machlin (SkyPilot Theatre), Cort Brinkerhoff,Annette Lee, Megan Breen (The Vagrancy). He’s assistant directed for Garry Hynes (Center Theatre Group), David Esbjornson, Sean Daniels, Steve Cosson and Jerry Dixon at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, as well as Jessica Kubzansky at South Coast Rep and Ron Sossi at The Odyssey Theatre. At The Kennedy Center, he was awarded the 2009 regional and national SDC Directing Fellowship Award for his achievements in the American College Theatre Festival. Doug received his BFA in Theatre at Central Connecticut State University, studied theatre at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Theater Institute and the St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy (Russia). He also serves as an associate producer for Directors Lab West at the Pasadena Playhouse and is an associate member of SDC.