Doug Oliphant




Doug Oliphant is an LA-based theatre director, movement director, fight choreographer and most recently a new father. He was a finalist for the O'Neill National Directors Fellowship and a recipient of the Kennedy Center ACTF Directing Fellowship. Associate Producer for Directors Lab West at Pasadena Playhouse, Associate Member of SDC. Recent directing credits include Amy Tofte's Women of 4G (Drive Theatre/Fierce Backbone), D Deb Debbie Deborah (Theatre of NOTE), SubUrbia (Pacific Resident Theatre), The Antiscians (Edinburgh Fringe), Eurydice (Ophelia’s Jump Productions), Lazy Boy (The Blank's YPF), Love Life Alpha (Sci-Fest LA), The Flu Season (Pico Playhouse), among others. Recently developed/directed new play readings with playwrights Tira Palmquist (Lower Depth), Steve Yockey, Ashley Rose Wellman, Christine Schmidt, Nahal Navidar (EST/LA), James McLindon, Larry Mollin, Kirsa Rein (The Blank), Brian James Polak (Moving Arts), Jacob Juntunen (Theatricum Botanicum), Larry Pontius (Skylight Theatre), Nancy Beverly (Theatre 40), and Howard Ho, Cort Brinkerhoff, Annette Lee, Megan Breen (The Vagrancy). Assistant Director for Garry Hynes at the Mark Taper Forum (Center Theatre Group), Jessica Kubzansky (South Coast Rep), David Esbjornson, Sean Daniels, Steve Cosson and Jerry Dixon (O’Neill Theater Center). Fight or movement direction at CTG's Mark Taper Forum, Carrie Hamilton Theatre at Pasadena Playhouse, Lower Depth (StageRaw nom), Odyssey Theatre, Skylight Theatre, CalArts, Chapman University, The Vagrancy, and Mammoth Lakes Rep. BFA in Acting/Directing at Central Connecticut State University, NTI alum, additional training at the St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy (Russia).  On staff at The Broad Stage, Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble, and teacher of movement & stage combat at New York Film Academy.



Awards —

Finalist, National Directors Fellowship - O'Neill, Kennedy Center, NNPN, SDC (Press Release)
Winner, The Kennedy Center ACTF - Regional & National SDC Directing Fellowship Award (Press Release)