Doug Oliphant




Doug Oliphant is an LA-based theatre director, movement director and fight choreographer and serves as Artistic Director for Drive Theatre Company. 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), Eurydice (Ophelia’s Jump Productions), Lazy Boy (The Blank's YPF), Love Life Alpha (Sci-Fest), ELIZABETH HAMMOND--a eulogy, Rite of Seymour, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents (Drive Theatre), and The Sound of Silence (OC-Centric New Play Fest). Recently developed/directed new play readings with playwrights Steve Yockey, 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), Greg Machlin (SkyPilot Theatre), 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 Carrie Hamilton Theatre at Pasadena Playhouse, Odyssey Theatre, Skylight Theatre, CalArts, Chapman University, The Vagrancy, and LA Theatre Ensemble. BFA in Acting/Directing at Central Connecticut State University, NTI alum, additional training at the St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy (Russia).



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)