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

2016 COMPANY MEMBERS . . . P - Z

Austin Pendleton

Director, Order
AUSTIN PENDLETON has been seen on Broadway in The Diary of Anne Frank and Grand Hotel. He has appeared in the first New York productions of Oh Dad, Poor Dad..., Fiddler on the Roof, Hail Scrawdyke (Derwent Award), The Last Sweet Days of Isaac (Obie Award), The Sorrows of Frederick, Doubles, The Imposter, The Loop and Sophistry, and in the title roles of Off-Broadway productions of Hamlet, Richard III, Uncle Vanya, Keats and Jeremy Rudge. He is a playwright ( Orson's Shadow, Booth and Uncle Bob ), director ( Spoils of War, The Runner Stumbles and Elizabeth Taylor in The Little Foxes), teacher (HB Studio), and member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Ensemble. His film credits include What's Up Doc?, Trial and Error, The Associate, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, The Proprietor, Guarding Tess, The Fifteen Minute Hamlet, Catch-22 and Amistad. TV includes Fired Up, Frasier and Tracey Takes On. He began his career, and has acted and directed many times, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Grace Pettijohn

Core Member and Outreach Coordinator

Oberon Outreach Coordinator, Grace's bio appears on the Executive Committee page

Oberon Core Member

Rachel Reiner

Oberon Associate Member

Laura Siner

Oberon Marketing Consultant, Laura's bio appears on the Executive Committee page

Oberon Core Member

Ryan Tramont

23 Knives, Crazy for the Dog, Hamlet, Titus Andronicus, Othello, King John, Richard II, Ursa Minor, Hurlyburly, History of the Word, Ghosts, A Life in the Theater, American Buffalo, Noises Off!, SubUrbia, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Mass Appeal, Total Eclipse. Film/Television: The Hurt Locker (2010 Academy Award for Best Picture), Slipping Further, NYPD Blue, Hack. Thanks to Chris and Austin.

Oberon Core Member

Christine Verleny

Off-Broadway: American Rapture (Oberon), Crazy for the Dog - Sarah (Rachel Riener Productions), Toys in the Attic - Anna (US - The Pearl Theatre). Other highlights: Joe the Lifeguard - Molly Cramer, Lion Tamer - The Woman, The Winter's Tale - Hermione and The Norman Conquests - Ruth.
Love to Catfish.

Oberon Associate Member

Stewart Walker

Regional: Eddie in Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love; Spooky Action (Washington DC). Oswald & Duke of Burgundy, King Lear; Indiana Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage. New York: Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night; Baron Tuzenbach, Three Sisters; American Rapture, Oberon Theatre Ensemble. Iago, Othello; Present Company Theatorium. Aumerle, Richard II (with Austin Pendleton); Frog & Peach Theatre Company. Citizen/Chorus, Oedipus Rex (with Al Pacino & directed by Estelle Parsons); The Actors’ Studio. Stewart’s work in film includes lead roles in Ride of Passage and Londinium (currently in production). Supporting roles in My Brother’s War and Heads or Tails. MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC. Member AEA.
Oberon Core Member

Mickey Zetts

Composer and Writer of Insecurity -The Musical. Composer and Sound Designer for Macbeth. Mickey's first collaboration with Oberon was 2007's Merry Wives of Windsor. He is also known for his musical play, Apathy - The Gen X Musical, which was cited by Talkin' Broadway as Outstanding New Musical, Summer 2005.

To hear more of his work please visit him online at

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