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


Dee Dee Katchen

DEE DEE KATCHEN is thrilled to be a member of Oberon Theatre Ensemble since 2009. Company credits include: Othello & Much Ado About Nothing; Other NYC credits include: Broadway Bares 23, Christmas Eve with Christmas Eve & Gypsy of the Year 25 with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Summer Shorts Festival with Throughline Artists, Angels in America (2010 Original Off Broadway Revival Cast) with The Signature Theater; Frankenstein the Musical (Original Off Broadway Cast); The Winter's Tale & 15 Minute Play Festival with The American Globe Theater Co.; One Way Ticket to Hell & The Marilyn Tapes with Don't Tell Mama Cabaret Theater.; Regional credits include: Our Town, Henry V, The Play's the Thing, Cymbeline, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Julius Caesar with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Merry Christmas George Bailey, The Price, The Robber Bridegroom, Tea for Two with 12Miles West Theatre Co.; Film/TV Credits include: Gossip Girl, Batman: Dark Knight Rises, Pan Am, Glee, Lola Versus, CSI: NY, Very Good Girls, Golden Boy, The Blacklist, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Dee Dee received her B.A. in Theatre from The Ohio State University.
Oberon Core Member

William Laney

Most Recently Played: Angus in the Oberon Theatre Ensemble production of The Drawer Boy. NYC Stage: Bad cop and Phil in American Rapture, written by Alex Dinelaris, Mark, A Thousand Variations On A Lie Told Once; Macduff, Macbeth; Duke of Clarence/Tyrell in The Frog and Peach Theare Company production of Richard III, Demigod, The Lion Tamer by Rich Orloff; Sir Thomas Page in The Merry Wives Of Windsor; Solyony, The Three Sisters; O’Brien, Kitty The Waitress; Jud Fry, Oklahoma; Leontes, The Winters Tale; Doctor Ron, The Chaos Theories by Alex Dinelaris; Baron Regnault, The Honor of Thomas Becket; Borachio, Much Ado About Nothing; Albert Einstein, The Physicists; Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night; LaFont, Woman Of Paris; Caliban, The Tempest; Mr. Summey, Dark Of The Moon; Pistol, King Henry The Fifth; Duke Frederick, As You Like It. Recent Film: Short film Mugsy Falls written by Lannie Hill and filmed by Bjornqvist Films, Dawn of Man Productions short film The Paranoid Man, directed by Michael Johnson. I am very happy to be working with Austin Pendleton, Chris Boal, and the gang. Member AEA. (718.440.0443/

Oberon Core Member

Jenna R. Lazar

Oberon Company Manager, Jenna's bio appears on the Executive Committee page

Oberon Core Member

Diánna Martin

Oberon Communications Manager, Diánna's bio appears on the Executive Committee page

Oberon Core Member

Chris McFarland

Both an actor and an ASM, Chris is very excited to be working on his first production with Oberon and this incredible cast and crew. Off Broadway: Scott, Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage; ASM, The Awesome 80's Prom. Regional: Roger, Rent (Alpha/Omega Players); Adam, Children of Eden (Alpha/Omega Players). TV: Commander in Chief: Inside the Oval Office; Stalked.
Oberon Associate Member

Linda S. Nelson

Linda Nelson's performance as Abby in A Thousand Variations on a Lie Told Once earned a Best Actress nomination from the Midtown International Theatre Festival in 2008. Previously with Oberon Theatre, Ms. Nelson was seen in Merry Wives of Windsor. Her other NYC and regional credits include Anna Christie, Prelude to a Kiss, Henry IV, Part I, Frankie and Johnny..., The Night of the Iquana, The Shadow Box, and she has been seen as all three women in The Last of the Red Hot Lovers!. She was also critically acclaimed when originating the roles of Nancy in The Fiascoes for New Heights Productions, and Harry's Girl in Shotgun Production's The Chaos Theories.

She has also appeared in film and video including Imaginary Heroes opposite Sigourney Weaver, Q and A with Nick Nolte, and is the voice and movement of Edna in the Video Game Bully. Ms. Nelson recently directed Missa Solemnis or The Play about Henry by Roman Feeser for DUTF (the Downtown Urban Theatre Festival) which will also have a four week run opening this October. Ms. Nelson is a member of NJ Rep, TRU, CTI Alumni and is the founder of Shotgun Productions, Inc. Member AEA and SAG. Contact at
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