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

Insecurity! The Award Winning...

World Premiere Musical - July 2009

An unlikely romance blooms when a motley crew of recession victims scheme to save their jobs. Who knew that being a Security Guard was this much fun?

by Mickey Zetts

At the Midtown International Festival July 14 to August 1, 2009

Winner of Festival Award: Outstanding Music and Lyrics

Directed by Mark Karafin
Executive Producer: Brad Fryman
Stage Manager: Jenna R. Lazar

Walter Brandes*, Fiona Choi, Chris Combs, Keith Patrick Dunn*, Jessica Farr, Carlos Rafael Fernandez, Paula Galloway, Randy Howk, and Mickey Zetts

*denotes member of the Actors Equity Association. This is an Equity approved showcase

Outstanding Production of a Musical

Outstanding Music and Lyrics

Oustanding Ensemble Performance

Outstanding Choreography

An excerpt from Mickey's acceptance speech that didn't make it to the stage:
"I would just like to thank Brad Fryman for being the best producing partner I've ever had, Dianna Martin for her tireless enthusiasm and drive, Walter Brandes and the rest of the core members of Oberon for believing in the piece and laying our foundation for us, Mark Karafin for being a galvanizing force and encouraging the cast to work as an ensemble, Fayth Caruso for her creativity within the confines of a festival and the entire cast of Insecurity! for bringing it all to life. You know, when people ask me why I wrote a show about security guards, I have to tell them that I'd worked as one in my youth and, sometimes, I missed the simpler life I once led. It was a sort of reminiscence back to a Florida where I grew up, that no longer exists. Of course, they say you can never really go back. But for a moment, this summer, through this production, I got to go home. And I can't thank you all enough for that wonderful gift."