The Oberon Theatre Ensemble is an active player in New York’s independent theatre community. Now in our 14th season, we combine classic, contemporary, and new works in repertory. We believe in the joy of a well told story, the connection offered by a supportive community, and the magic of the theatre. More

Last Season
Oberon presented a world premiere of:


by Christopher Boal

"priceless...hilariously played" NY Times



"a quality production" "poetic staging"

At the Midtown International Festival, Oberon presented:

by Duncan Pflaster

Nominated for 11 Awards




7 Playwrights


7 Directors

24 Actors

24 Hours

As much perspiration and fear as inspiration and faith.

Sunday, May 22nd

6pm Reception (Be There)

7pm Performance

Post Show Celebration

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$150 each

  Includes Entrance to the 24/7 Draft Night

Saturday, May 21st at 7pm

(Playwrights, Directors, and Actors meet for the very first time, teams are created and inspiration given) 


 Entrance to the Sunday, May 22nd 24/7 Performance

6pm Reception and 7pm Show    

*Includes a Post-Show Party celebration.


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 Entrance to the 24/7  Benefit, Pre-Show Reception and Post-Show Party 

*Includes a Pre-Show Cocktail Reception and After-Show Party celebration.




CONGRATULATIONS to Alex Dinelaris for writing the book for

ON YOUR FEET that was just nominated for an Outer Critics Award

and our Auction Winners Michelle Broom and Joanne Dunbar and their guests

Kathy Simonis, Michelle Broom, Josh Segarra (Emilio), Joanne Dunbar, and Leila Araiche in the VIP Room

Check out ON YOUR FEET on Broadway now!!!

Show poster



 Patrick Hamilton, Daniel Morgan Shelley, Brad Fryman, and Mac Brydon

photo by Carol Rosegg


Pimm's Mission

by Christopher Stetson Boal

Author of the critically acclaimed “Order” dr. Austin Pendleton, Oberon Theater Ensemble, “Jonathan’s Blaze” (Summer Shorts, 59 e 59), "Crazy for the Dog" and "23 Knives," and the long running “Continuing Adventures of Dick Danger.”  Winner, Audience Award, Edinburgh Fringe for “A Hope for This World”. Recent work includes “Zorro” (Sony), “Caesar” ( Warner Brothers), “Circus Maximus” (Starz), “Ghost Brigade” ( Paramount ).” Current projects: “Earth Vs Moon” (Universal), “Two Rabbits” (Mad Chance). Proud Member of Oberon,  Resonance Ensemble, WGA, BMI Musical Theater Workshop.  Thanks to J.J. Kandel, Brad Fryman, Elysabeth Kleinhans, Robert Langdon Lloyd for the inspiration.

Directed by Terrence O'Brien

Terrence O'Brien is the Founding Artistic Director of Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and was that company’s artistic leader for 27 years, during which he directed over 30 productions of plays by Shakespeare and other authors and grew the company into a nationally recognized theatre festival.  O’Brien wrote, directed and performed his one-person play, Popular Mechanics, for Bedlam Theatre in New York this spring.  He and his wife, Jane Praeger, live in Manhattan with their daughter Jenne and son Leo.


Set Design: Rebecca Lord Surratt
Lighting Design: Greg MacPherson
Sound Design: Nick Moore
Costume Design: Ross Manning
Prop Master: Isabella Carter
Stage Manager: Ashley J. Nickas
Production Manager: Jenna R. Lazar
Technical Director: Derek Dickinson


In Pimm's Mission, a mystery unfolds in real time and flashbacks in the aftermath of an explosion that destroys the headquarters of a major pharmaceutical company in New York. As FBI Agent Staats tries to piece together what happened with his only witness, Robert Pimm, we move back and forth in time to discover whether Pimm, and his friend Thomas - a disgruntled employee of the same company - had anything to do with the disaster.


All performances at:
59E59 Theaters
59 East 59th St. NY NY 10022
A development of the Elysabeth Kleinhans Theatrical Foundation


OBERON'S 24 / 7 



7 Writers

7 Directors

24 Actors


On Sunday, January 25th at 7pm Oberon presents 24/7 a benefit evening
of 7 short plays written, cast, and rehearsed in the previous 24
hours some incredibly courageous actors, directors and playwrights.

At the June Havoc Theatre
312 W. 36th St


Playwrights include Chris Boal (Order) - with special guest Andrew Sherman, Steven Fechter, (The Woodsman, nominated for The Humanitas Prize), Neil Koenigsberg (On a Bench, Off the Kings Road), Tommy Nohilly (Blood from a Stone), multiple Emmy Award winner Jean Passanante, Robin Rice Lichtig, and Nicolás Giacobone (Birdman - 2015 Academy Award Nominee and 2015 Golden Globe Winner, Biutiful) 

Directors include Alex Dinelaris (Birdman - 2015 Academy Award Nominee and 2015 Golden Globe Winner, The Drawer Boy), Don Harvey, (Luck, Taken 3) Mark Karafin, Eric Parness, Johnny O'Hara (Bhutto, Fuel - Sundance Audience Award Winner), Matthew Rauch (Banshee, Merchant of Venice), and Cara Loelle Reichel (Lucille Lortel Award Winner.) 

The cast includes Gabe Bettio, Walter Brandes, Jane Cortney, Dyanne Court, Erin Darke, Jarel Davidow, Leah Dietrich, Brad Fryman, Nancy Georgini, William Green, J.J. Kandel, William Laney, Casandera M. J. Lollar, Diánna Martin, Chris McFarland, Linda S. Nelson, Paul Neibank, Grace Pettijohn, Kate Ross, Christina Russo, Laura Siner, Ryan Tramont, Christine Verleny, and Stewart Walker. 


Hosted by Mac Brydon





$500 (Extremely Limited) For information contact




Huge Congratulations to Alex Dinelaris for






The Woodsman

by Steven Fechter
Directed by Alex Dinelaris


April 18-May 10

At the June Havoc Theatre

312 W. 36th St. NY, New York



Gabe Bettio*, Gabriel Castillo, Jane Cortney*, Earle Hugens, 

 Stewart Walker*, and Mercedes Griffeth


Rebecca Lord-Surratt...... Set Design

Nick Moore..................... Sound Design

Amith Chandrashaker...... Lighting Design

Mark Karafin................... Assistant Director

Dee Dee Katchen............. Production Stage Manager

Chris McFarland................ Assitant Stage Manager

Jenna R. Lazar.................. Production Manager




by Steven Fechter

Directed by Alex Dinelaris



Monday, March 24 at 7pm for a reading of


by Christopher Boal

Directed by Mark Karafin


With: Jane Cortney*, Brad Fryman*, Warren Katz*, Lee Lawson*, Ryan Tramont*, and Jesse Wildman*  


Christopher Stetson Boal is a playwright and screenwriter. Off Broadway: Order (Oberon), 23 Knives (Resonance), Crazy for the Dog, Johnathan's Blaze (Summer Shorts). Off-Off: The Continuing Adventures of Dick Danger, Bad Guys Don't Know Dick,  A Hope for this World, Waiting for the Two. Recently he wrote Caesar and The Vanguard for Warner Bros,  Ghost Brigade for Paramount, Circus Maximus for Starz Network. He's currently writing Zorro for Sony pictures.  Proud member of Oberon and Resonance Ensemble.

At Guild Hall 1 E. 29th St. b/w Fifth and Madison Ave


RSVP at 212-685-2927 or

Reading is FREE

Suggested donation is $10 for members and $15/non members

Please make a reservation. This event is brought to us by EAG and Oberon Theatre


Man in the Moon

written and directed by Mark Karafin

Thursday, March 20 at 7:00pm

Two young men kidnap an older man in his garage. He is there for a reason. What that reason is, is for him to discover. His fate has been determined. Only the truth shall set him free. This is a story about redemption, justice, and the choices we make at whatever the cost. The place is here. The time is now.

Christian Daly*, Shane Andreis*, Rachel Napoleon, Brad Fryman*

Stage Directions - Chris McFarland

Thursday, March 20 at 7pm


EVERYBODY DIES by Molly Rydzel

Directed by Krysta Hibbard

Monday, March 10 at 7:00pm


Inspired by a story from Chuck Palahniuk, (author of Fight Club) as well as a generation of science fiction and B-movies. Everybody Dies takes place in a time when Charlton Heston rules and a worldwide suicide pact reaches its climax. Three sexy college kids face a decision—revolution, or die. 

With: Alec Shaw*, Dianna Barger*, Kiley McDonald, Christian Daly*, Trevor Vaughn, Candice Palladino, Greer Gisy, Jesse Wildman*, and  J.J. Kandel*


PLAYWRIGHT: Molly Rydzel

Molly Rydzel is a Brooklyn based writer who specializes in composing thrillers and speculative fiction for the stage. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio but has been a proud NYC resident for the past decade. She holds a BFA in Theater with a minor in literature from The New School. Molly is responsible for the plays 'Certifiable'(FringeNYC 2013), 'How To Be Sexy' (Looking Glass Theatre), 'Cell #6' (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), and 'Erotomania' (MITF). She also penned the feminist web series 'The Dead Walk in Brooklyn'. She has had short stories published by Fiction365, Chrome Baby, and Short Fast and Deadly. On her days off from the theater revolution, Molly is Wine Director for a SoHo hotspot.


DIRECTOR: Krysta Hibbard

Krysta Hibbard is acting COO of Silver Tower Productions, producing and developing original theatre in New York City as well as concerts and musical events. Krysta is also the project manager on two upcoming musicals, 'Boys Vs. Girls' and 'Whiskeyland'. Krysta's latest projects include Syndee Winters in 'Let Me Love You: A Concert Dedicated to Lena Horne' at The Cutting Room and 'Boys Vs. Girls' showcase this March.

What a great time



Hosted by: Harrison Greenbaum

Directed by: Linda S. Nelson


F. Murray Abraham, Norbert Leo Butz, Olympia Dukakis, Becky Baker, Dylan Baker, Jonathan Lynn. Michael Weller, Louis Zorich 

and more...

Plus Special Video Tributes from

Jessica Hecht, Ken Leung, Denis O’Hare and Phil Proctor 

For years Oberon Theatre and its members have been friends and colleagues of Austin Pendleton. This culminated in the critical success of Christopher Stetson Boal's play ORDER by that was directed by Austin.

Finally, we took the time to pay tribute to one of the most important players in the American theatre scene. Austin smoothly transitions from Broadway to Off and Off Off Broadway, from blockbuster to indie film in a way few can emulate. 


Sponsored by

 Theodore & Renee Weiler Foundation

 and Neil Koenigsberg