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

Oberon Originals


Walter Brandes - Literary Manager

Each year, Oberon Theatre Ensemble conducts two reading series, one in April and another in November. We choose four plays for each series from a pool of works submitted to us throughout the years. One recent call for submissions brought in over 200 plays, some from as far as Russia. WOW!

The selected plays are directed, rehearsed and read by professional actors drawn from our ensemble and beyond. The readings are completely bare-boned in order to see how the material stands with no production value. Is the story compelling? Can the actors easily connect to their characters and the given circumstances? We encourage feedback from the audience as well as the cast.

Oberon selects one original work each year from our previous readings and we give it a full production. This is our contribution to keeping original works thriving and current -- in the city and internationally. We have read some amazing plays over the years. List of Past Readings

Encouraging playwrights to continue creating helps invigorate and diversify theatre as a whole. A mission all of us at Oberon are very proud of.


Screening Plays

We always always always need people to assist us in reading the many plays in our "To Be Read" queue.

Contact Walter Brandes at Please put SCREENING PLAYS in the title of the e-mail.


Submit scripts to Please include production history if applicable. Or you may snail mail scripts to Walter Brandes c/o Oberon Theatre Ensemble, 545 8th Avenue, Suite 402, New York, NY 10018.