OBERON THEATRE ENSEMBLE

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


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Last Season
Oberon presented a world premiere of:

ORDER

by Christopher Boal

"priceless...hilariously played" NY Times

&

OTHELLO

"a quality production" "poetic staging"



At the Midtown International Festival, Oberon presented:

by Duncan Pflaster

Nominated for 11 Awards

Executive Committee


Brad Fryman

Co-Artistic Director

Brad Fryman is one of the founders of The Oberon Theatre Ensemble and its current Artistic Director. As such he has helped produce fifty-five full-length plays, 100 staged readings and Extras, and a plethora of fundraisers and special events.

Oberon appearances include the Bard's Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio), King Lear (Edmund), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Demetrius), Winters Tale (Autolycus), Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure and The Tempest. Other Oberon classics include Three Sisters (Vershinin) and Ghosts (Jacob Engstrand). Contemporary performances include Order (Dr. Fine),_Ghost on Fire_ (Neil Toomie), The Physicists (Mobius), Moonchildren (Uncle Murray) OOBR Best Play, and an adaptation of The Miser (Jacques). Oberon premieres include Pieces of Seven and Finding Louise.

Regional credits include Sweet Bird of Youth (Dan Hatcher) at the NJSF, Twelfth Night (Malvolio) Second Company, and The Mousetrap (Paraviccini u/s) at Peterborough Players. Born Yesterday (Ed Devery) at The North Canton Players- winner Best Supporting Actor. Charlie Baker in The Foreigner, Bottom in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Juror #3 in Twelve Angry Men and Tom Wingfield in the The Glass Menagerie are other regional favorites. Film credits include The Followers, Restaurant, and the lead Joe Campbell in the feature film Snakes and Arrows. Brad has his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Psychology from Wilmington College. See more at www.bradfryman.com.


Jenna R. Lazar

Company Manager

Oberon credits: The Drawer Boy (June Havoc Theatre and Off-Broadway at Soho Playhouse); Christopher Boal's Order (dir. Austin Pendleton); American Rapture (dir. Alexander Dinelaris); The Starship Astrov; Insecurity; Keep on Truckin'- It's War!; and Oberon's 2012 24/7 Play Festival. Other recent favorites include Summer Shorts 7 at 59 E 59; One-Acts for a Cause (w/ Estelle Parsons and Celia Keenan-Bolger); The Empress of Sex; A Hard Wall at High Speed (APAC); Sex Good, Money Bad (Broken Watch Theatre Company); Jonathan's Blaze (Summer Shorts 4); Carry On; The Banshee of Bainbridge; Woman Before A Glass (dir. Austin Pendleton); Twelfth Night; Much Ado About Nothing; Hamlet (w/ Karen Lynn Gorney); and the short film Like Ten. Jenna is the Technical Director for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, and, of course, Oberon Theatre Ensemble.

Laura Siner

Marketing Consultant

Laura has been an active member of the Oberon Theatre Ensemble since 1998. Most recent shows with the company include: American Rapture, A Thousand Variations on a Lie Told Once, and Macbeth. Other Oberon shows include: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Years, The Comedy of Errors, King Lear, The Three Sisters, Moonchildren, The Winter’s Tale, The Physicists, Phaedre, The Taming of the Shrew, Lady Windermere’s Fan, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Additional NYC theater credits: Hadrian’s Wall (Small Victories Productions, NYC Fringe 2012), In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel (White Horse Theater Company), Days of Wine and Roses, Blood Wedding (Boomerang Theatre), and Wild Thing (Gallery Players). Film: Écorché, and the indie features Three Cells of Separation and Third on a Match. More at www.laurasiner.com.

Laura has also held the roles of Marketing Director and Managing Director at Oberon. Laura has a BA from Yale University and an MBA in Marketing and Management from Columbia Business School. Her marketing and consulting experience includes work with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and small business ventures.

Diánna Martin

Communications Manager

Performing: Diánna is an actress, director, and acting teacher who has worked extensively in NYC. Choice performing theatre credits include: Before the Next Blue Norther (Violet) June Havoc Theatre, dir. Ernie Martin; Hello Out There (Girl), Oberon Theatre Ensemble, Theatre Row, dir. Alex Dinelaris; The Oath (Deck) MTWorks; Marius (Honoree), Storm Theatre Company; Coyote On a Fence (Shawna); The Trial of God(Maria); The Dutchman (Lula). Diánna is a proud member of Oberon Theatre Ensemble, MTWorks, The Workshop Theater Company, and The In-Pulse Group. Acting instructor for Martin Acting Studios and Hunter College. www.diannamartin.com.




Grace Pettijohn

Outreach Coordinator

Grace Pettijohn was recently seen onstage with Oberon as a Gentlewoman in Macbeth and as Luka in Anton Chekhov’s The Bear. Other Oberon credits include Comedie of Errors, …and They Were Lovers and I, Unseen. Grace has toured Europe, the British Isles and Scandinavia with the American Drama Group Europe, most notably in Harold and Maude and regionally in The Mikado, Angel and journeyed the gamut from Laura to Amanda in The Glass Menagerie. New York showcases abound including National Shakespeare's productions of True West, and Happy Journey to Camden and Trenton among others. Recent TV/Film: Law and Order, Deadline, My Brother's War and Stupid Rays. Grace is creator and founder of Theatre/Singing Dynamics - and she has written, produced and directed many plays for children. Thank God for the voice of the theatre.