This smash-hit political thriller tells the true and widely unknown story of how Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul, and her husband, social scientist Terje Rød-Larsen, planned and orchestrated top-secret meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, culminating in the historic 1993 Oslo Accords. Through back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics, common ground between the Israeli and Palestinian envoys is carefully unearthed. Oslo is a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas, a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions.

Generous support for Oslo provided by The Shubert Foundation, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, and The Bernard Osher Foundation.

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Performance Schedule

Opening Night 

Tuesday, October 2, 7:30pm
Opening nights are not available for online purchase. 
If you would like to purchase tickets to Oslo Opening Night, please contact the Box Office directly: 

(415) 388-5208 | boxoffice@marintheatre.org 

Evenings

Tue - Sat 7:30pm
Sunday Oct 7, 7:30pm

Matinees 

Sunday (Preview) Sept 30, 4pm  
Thursday (Perspectives) Oct 11, 1pm  
Saturdays, Sept 29, Oct 6, 13 & 20, 2pm  
Sundays Oct 7, 14 & 21, 2pm 


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Opening Night (Oct 2) $60 $55
Sat Eve & Weekend Matinees $60 $55
Tue*, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sun Eve $52 $47
Perspectives Matinee $52 $47
Best Deal (see info below) $25 $25

* Excludes Opening Night.

Prices subject to change. 

Phone orders subject to a $10 per order fee; online orders subject to a $3 per order fee

Disabled seating is currently only available through the MTC Box Office (415.388.5208 or in person). We apologize for any inconvenience.

Discounts

  • BEST DEAL: $25 tickets in select seats available for all performances beginning one week before opening night. Available online. Questions? Call the box office at 415-388-5208
  • GROUPS: Bring eight or more people to receive a $7 discount on tickets. The group discount is automatically applied online. Questions? Call the box office at 415-388-5208.
  • SENIORS (65+): $4 off single tickets to all performances, available online.
  • UNDER 30: $22, all performances, available online.
  • TEENS: $10, all performances, available online.
  • MILITARY: $6 off all performances. Thank you for your service! Please call the box office to reserve at (415) 388-5208.
  • EDUCATOR: $12, all performances (limit 2). Must teach at a Marin County School. Call the box office to reserve at (415) 388-5208.

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MTC Engaged Special Events

AFTER WORDS

AFTER WORDS

Post-Show

Post-show question and answer sessions, led by a member of our artistic staff, immediately following most performances (except on Opening and Closing Nights and Saturdays).

Wednesday Pre-Show Talk

Wednesday Pre-Show Talk

Every Wednesday | 7:10 PM

Join us in the theatre—with a beverage!—for a pre-show talk with a member of our artistic staff prior to every Wednesday evening performance.

Perspectives Matinee

Perspectives Matinee

Thurs., Oct. 11 | 12:00 PM

Topical lecture one hour prior to the 1:00 PM open-captioned performance.

PANEL DISCUSSION

PANEL DISCUSSION

Sun., Oct. 14 | 5:00 PM | Following the 2:00 PM matinee performance

Please join us after the Oct. 14 matinee performance for a panel discussion on the world of Oslo - with special guests! Jasson Minadakis, MTC artistic director and director of Oslo, will be joined by Dr. Eran Kaplan, Rhoda and Richard Goldman Chair of Israel Studies at SFSU, and Dr. Ahmad Diab from U.C. Berkeley's Department of Near Eastern Studies, a specialist in Arabic Literature, Middle Eastern cinema, and post-colonial culture and representation.

WRESTLING JERUSALEM

WRESTLING JERUSALEM

Mon., Oct. 15 | 6:30 PM

The Lark Theater will be screening Aaron Davidman's film Wrestling Jerusalem, with an introduction from Jasson Minadakis and a Q&A with Davidman post-screening. Tix available through the Lark's website!

Cast

  • Ashkon Davaran*

    Ashkon Davaran*

    Hassan Asfour

    Ashkon Davaran is an actor and songwriter originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Earlier this year he played various roles in the world premiere of One Thousand Nights and One Day(Off-Broadway). Past credits include the role of Balaga in Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 (Off-Broadway), and the title roles in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (San Francisco Playhouse, SF Premiere) and Beardo, composed by Dave Malloy (Shotgun Players). As a musician, Ashkon has released multiple albums/singles and been widely recognized for his viral music videos, including his 2010 SF Giants inspired remake of Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’.

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  • Aaron Davidman*

    Aaron Davidman*

    Yossi Beilin

    Aaron Davidman is an actor, playwright, director and producer. He is drawn to stories of ethnic history and cultural complexity that challenge our assumptions of the “other”. He served as Artistic Director of Traveling Jewish Theatre from 2002-2011. His play WRESTLING JERUSALEM, a solo performance about the Israel/Palestine story, toured North America from 2014 - 2018 and was made into a feature film. His new play, THE SHOOTING GALLERY, A Play About Guns in America will premiere at Mosaic Theater of DC in April, 2019. More at aarondavidman.com

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  • Joe Estlack*

    Joe Estlack*

    Thor Bjornevog/American Diplomat

    This is Joe Estlack’s MTC debut. His last performance was in The Effect at SF Playhouse. He’s appeared in Shotgun Players’ BlastedBonnie & Clydeand Woyzeck. He’s also worked at Magic Theater, Aurora, San Jose Stage and received a TBA award for his performance inStupid Fucking Birdat SF Playhouse. He is a founding member of Mugwumpin. www.joseph-estlack.squarspace....

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  • Corey Fischer*

    Corey Fischer*

    Shimon Peres

    Corey Fischer is an actor, writer and director who has been creating and performing theatre for several decades. In 1978, with Albert Greenberg and Naomi Newman, he co-founded  the award-winning Traveling Jewish Theatre and served the company as writer, actor and director for its 34 years of existence. Robert Hurwitt, drama critic emeritus for the Chronicle, once wrote that Fischer is “one of the Bay Area’s acting treasures.” In 2000, he adapted renowned Israeli author David Grossman’s novel “See Under: Love” which won a Kennedy Center New American Plays award. Before the founding of TJT, Fischer worked with several visionary directors and companies including The ProVisional Theater, Robert Altman and Joseph Chaikin. He is also a published writer of fiction and non-fiction, and works as a developmental editor/dramaturg with playwrights. He is married to writer China Galland, has three adult step-children and six grandchildren. www.coreyfischer.com.  

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  • Brian Herndon*

    Brian Herndon*

    Yair Hirschfeld

    Brian Herndon happily returns to MTC, having appeared in Shakespeare in LoveSwimmersFailure: A Love StoryThe Good German and As Thousands Cheer. Favorite roles not at MTC include Shylock, Caliban, Dromio of Syracuse, Leo Bloom in The Producers and Edward Gant in Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness. Brian has played Mr. Elton in the musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, from its first staged reading and the world premiere at TheatreWorks, to productions all over the country, from San Diego to Cincinnati to New York City. Brian is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and the PlayGround Company. Eternal love and gratitude to his wife, Jocelyn, and his daughter, Gwen. 

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  • Peter James Meyers*

    Peter James Meyers*

    Joel Singer

    PETER JAMES MEYERS most recently performed the role of De Giche in Cyrano at TheatreWorks where he has also performed in Old Moneythe Heidi Chronicles and The Old Boy. Meyers has performed and directed throughout the Bay Area including The Magic Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and American Conservatory Theater. As artistic director of The Vector Theater Company, Meyers directed the premieres of Seattle SpeaksThe Gypsy MarkerMuseum and a musical adaption of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt. Peter is the founder of Stand & Deliver - a global consulting group dedicated to inspiring great performance in organizations. He is the author of the book As We Speak - How to Make Your Point and Make it Stickand has led seminars for Fortune 500 Companies in 31 countries bringing the art of performance to leaders throughout the world.   

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  • J Paul Nicholas*

    J Paul Nicholas*

    Ahmed Qurie

    J Paul Nicholas is thrilled to work on JT’s amazing play at this amazing theatre. He was most recently in Disgraced at the Chester Theater in MA, and twice in The Invisible Hand -- at Clevelnad Play House and at Theater Exile in Philadelphia. He was also recently on a national tour with the Broadway phenomenon The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. Some of his other recent credits include The Butcher at Gulfshore Playhouse, Ciphers at Inis Nua Theater, and JT’s Blood and Gifts at the Lincoln Center. Paul has also performed regionally at The Shakespeare Theater; The Wilma; The Olney; Interact Theater; Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Geva Theatre; Seattle Repertory; Woolly Mammoth; The Alliance; and Everyman Theater. He has also performed Off-Broadway at 59E59. He can be seen on several TV series, and for 8 seasons he was Attorney Linden Delroy on TV’s LAW & ORDER: SVU. Paul earned an MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting at GWU. JPaulNicholas.com.

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  • Adam Niemann

    Adam Niemann

    Trond Gundersen/German Husband

    Adam Niemann is making his debut with Marin Theatre Company. Adam's credits include Berkeley Repertory Theatre (u/s for Angels in AmericaMacbeth and It Can’t Happen Here), Cutting Ball Theater (Timon of Athens), Ray of Light Theatre (Reefer Madness), Custom Made Theatre Co. (Isaac’s Eye and Vonnegut’s Mother Night), Curtain Theatre (The Comedy of Errors), Douglas Morrisson Theatre (Book of Days), FaultLine Theater (Oreo Carrot Danger), and Berkeley Playhouse (Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan and Tarzan). Adam is currently writing and developing a two-man musical entitled JFK ‘n Me. Adam is a graduate of UC Berkeley and studied at the A.C.T. Summer Training Congress. www.AdamNiemann.com

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  • Paris Hunter Paul*

    Paris Hunter Paul*

    Uri Savir

    Born a Jew, Paris had espoused the merits of a Jewish homeland, where Jews finally had the right to live in peace and sovereignty; that is, until he traveled to that homeland to see first hand Israel's neighbors being denied the right to live in peace and sovereignty. Paris believes it a privilege to now have a nuanced perspective of the conflict facing Israel and Palestine, and a privilege to engage in the dialectics of this conflict by acting this play. Thank you, Jasson, for the opportunity. Theatre credits include: the Guthrie Theater, Geffen Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Cutting Ball Theater, The Jungle, Great River Shakespeare Festival, etc. University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.

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  • Mark Anderson Phillips*

    Mark Anderson Phillips*

    Terje Rød-Larsen

    Mark Anderson Phillips* (Terje Rød-Larsen) was last seen in MTC’s productions of Shakespeare in Love, and Thomas & Sally.  Other MTC credits include Waiting for Godot, Tiny Alice, and Good People.   His work at other theaters includes roles with ACT, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, ACT Theatre of Seattle, San Jose Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks, The Magic Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, SF Playhouse, California Shakespeare Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Center REP, Arizona Theatre Company, Word for Word, Santa Cruz Shakespeare and California Theatre Center.   He recently directed The Siegel, and Ideation at CityLights Theater.  Other directing credits include The 39 Steps!, Sleuth, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike at CenterREP,  Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde at CityLights, The King & I, Cinderella, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Children’s Musical Theater of San Jose, The Birds, and The Trojan Women at California Theatre Center, and Othello at Calaveras Rep.  www.markandersonphillips.com

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  • Marcia Pizzo*

    Marcia Pizzo*

    Marianne Heiberg/Toril Grandal/Swedish Hostess/German Wife

    Marcia Pizzo is delighted to return to Marin Theatre Company where she appeared in The Women. Other Bay Area credits include Round and Round the Garden, Rock’n’Roll, Opera Comique, You Never Can Tell andA Mother with Olympia Dukakis ( A.C.T),TheCountry House and the West Coast premiere of The Pitman Painters(TheatreWorks)Wilder Timesand Eccentricities of aNightingale (Aurora Theatre Company) Restoration ComedyTwo Gentlemen of VeronaThe Merchant of VeniceKing LearandThe Tempest(CaliforniaShakespeare Theater),An Ideal HusbandRomeo and Juliet,Antony and CleopatraTaming of the ShrewAs You Like ItMacbethCyrano de Bergeracand The Servant of Two Master(Marin Shakespeare Company).  She has also performed at the Magic Theatre, Center REP, SF Playhouse, Pacific Repertory Theatre, The Jewell and in many musicals for the Mountain Play including The King And I,Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Anything Goes, and Annie.Marcia received her MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre. 

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  • Charles Shaw Robinson*

    Charles Shaw Robinson*

    Johan Jorgen Holst/Finn Grandal

    “There is no way to peace along the way of safety. For peace must be dared.”
    —Dietrich Bonhoeffer


    “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
    —Abraham Lincoln


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  • ​Erica Sullivan*

    ​Erica Sullivan*

    Mona Juul

    Erica Sullivan's most recent theatre credits come from spending five seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival performing in such productions as Fingersmith, As You Like It, All The Way, The Sign In Sidney Brustein's Window, and The Two Gentleman Of Verona. She's also worked at Lincoln Center, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Studio Theatre, Cal Shakes, Williamstown Theater Festival and Long Wharf Theatre. Recent television and film credits include Netlfix's The OA, TNT's The Librarians, NBC's Grimm, Jackie Katzman's The Strangeness You Feel, and Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice. She holds an M. F. A. from the Yale School of Drama.

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  • Ryan Tasker*

    Ryan Tasker*

    Ron Pundak/Jan Egeland

    Ryan Tasker has previously appeared at MTC in Straight White Men (Matt), Anne Boleyn (Simpkin/Barrow) and August: Osage County (Deon Gilbeau)Other recent roles include Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac with the Livermore Shakespeare Festival, where he has also appeared in Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio), The Real Thing (Max)and Sense and Sensibility (Colonel Brandon).  He is an Associate Artist with Word for Word Performing Arts Company in San Francisco, with whom he has originated roles in Three on a Party and You Know When the Men Are Gone, as well as acting and directing for their Off the Page staged reading series.  Tasker's other credits include work with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, American Conservatory Theatre, Aurora Theatre Company, San Jose Repertory, TheatreWorks, Shotgun Players, Pacific Repertory, Theatre Rhinoceros, TheatreFIRST, theatre Q, and Just Theater, among others."

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Creative Team

  • J.T. Rogers

    J.T. Rogers

    Playwright

    J.T. Roger’s plays include Oslo (Lincoln Center Theater, then Broadway; National Theatre, London, then West End); Blood and Gifts (Lincoln Center Theater; National Theatre); The Overwhelming (National Theatre, then UK tour with Out of Joint; Roundabout Theatre); White People (Off Broadway with Starry Night Productions); and Madagascar (Theatre 503, London; Melbourne Theatre Company). For Oslo he won the Tony, New York Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk, Drama League, Lortel, and Obie awards. As one of the playwrights for the Tricycle Theatre of London’s The Great Game: Afghanistan he was nominated for an Olivier Award. His works have been staged throughout the United States and in Germany, Canada, Australia, and Israel. He is a Guggenheim fellow and has received three NYFA fellowships in playwriting. Rogers is a member of the Dramatists Guild, where he is a founding board member of the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund. He is an alum of New Dramatists and holds an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. 

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  • ​Jasson Minadakis

    ​Jasson Minadakis

    Director

    Jasson Minadakis is in his 13th season as artistic director of Marin Theatre Company, where he has directed Shakespeare In Love, Thomas and SallyGuards at the TajAugust: Osage CountyThe Invisible HandAnne BoleynThe ConvertThe WhaleFailure: A Love Story, the world premiere of Lasso of TruthThe Whipping Man (San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Awards for Best Production and Best Acting Ensemble), Waiting for GodotOthello: the Moor of VeniceThe Glass Menagerie, Edward Albee’s Tiny Alice, the world premiere of Libby Appel’s adaptation of Chekhov’s SeagullHappy Now?Equivocation(SFBATCC Award, Best Director), the world premiere of SunlightLydiaThe SeafarerFrankie and Johnny in the Clair de LuneA Streetcar Named Desiresaid SaïdLove Song, and The Subject Tonight is Love. As artistic director of Actor’s Express Theatre Company, he directed The PillowmanBug; The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer; Echoes of Another Man;Killer Joe; Burn This; The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?Blue/Orange; and Bel Canto. As producing artistic director of Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, he directed Jesus Hopped the ’A’ TrainChagrin Falls (2002 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best Production), and numerous others, including 19 productions of Shakespeare. Regional credits include The Whipping Man at Virginia Stage Company, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Hamlet at Georgia Shakespeare, Copenhagen at Playhouse on the Square (2003 Ostrander Theatre Award for Best Dramatic Production), and Bedroom Farce at Wayside Theatre.

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  • Betsy Norton

    Betsy Norton

    Stage Manager

    Betsy Norton most recently stage managed Shakespeare In Love after four seasons (and over 15 shows!) as Production Assistant for the company. Other works include: stage managing Mike Birbiglia: The New One (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), PAing Monsoon Wedding (Berkeley Repertory Theatre) and Amélie: A New Musical (Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Center Theatre Group), and stage managing for the MTC summer camps. Betsy is a proud new member of Actors' Equity.

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  • Sean Fanning

    Sean Fanning

    Scenic Designer

    Sean Fanning is a Southern California-based designer who previously did the scenic design for Thomas & Sally and My Mañana Comes at MTC. San Diego credits include Full GallopA Doll’s HouseKingdomPlaid Tidings (The Old Globe), Evita, Manifest DestinitisThe Oldest BoyEverybody’s Talkin’, HonkyIn the Heights (San Diego Repertory Theatre), On the Twentieth Century, Animal Crackers, Bad JewsSeven Guitars, King Hedley II, GypsyThe WhaleSons of the Prophet (Cygnet Theatre Company), Silent Sky, Equivocation (Lamb’s Players); Damn YankeesWest Side Story (San Diego Musical Theatre). He received the first Craig Noel award for Designer of the Year for his body of work in 2016, and is a resident artist of Cygnet Theatre. In 2016, he had the pleasure of designing the Old Globe/ SDPL’s exhibit of Shakespeare’s First Folio in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Sean holds an M.F.A. in Scene Design from San Diego State University. seanfanningdesigns.com

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  • Fumiko Bielefeldt+

    Fumiko Bielefeldt+

    Costume Designer

    Fumiko Bielefeldt has designed costumes for MTC’s productions of Straight White MenGuards at the TajThe Oldest BoyThe ConvertThe Beauty Queen of LeenaneOthello, the Moor of Venice, Edward Albee’s Tiny AliceEquivocation, What the Butler SawLovers & ExecutionersFrozenDisplacedFugitive KindIndiscretions, and Candida. Other credits include SplendourThe Soldier’s TaleMiss JulieAntigone, and The Persians at Aurora Theatre; Evie’s WaltzTerritoriesThe God of Hell, and Fautus at Magic Theatre; The Bridges of Madison CountyRagsCyranoEmmaFallen AngelsSweeny ToddSilent SkyThe Little Women,Being EarnestThe Secret GardenLight in the PiazzaCarolineor ChangeM. Butterfly, and Pacific Overtures at TheatreWorks; The Understudy at San Jose Rep. Her designs also appeared at American Conservatory Theatre, California Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis among others. In Japan, she has designed for Tokyo Theatre of Children and Tokyo Shitamachi Festival. She has received many awards, including the Barbara Bladen Porter Award, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, Dean Goodman Choice, Back stage West Garland and Drama-Logue awards.

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  • York	Kennedy

    York Kennedy

    Lighting Designer

    York Kennedy is a Lighting Designer for the Performing Arts and Architecture. His designs for MTC include The Invisible Hand, Failure: A Love StoryThe Beauty Queen of LeenaneWaiting for Godot, the world premiere of BellwetherIn the Red & Brown Water (scenic and lighting designer), My Name is Asher Lev. His designs have been seen in theatres and attractions across America, Europe and Asia in companies including Arena Stage, Chicago Shakespeare, Hartford Stage, Sibiu International Arts Festival, Seattle Repertory, American Conservatory Theatre, Macedonian Arts Festival, Polish National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, The Alley Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Denver Center. He has designed over 45 productions for The Old Globe in San Diego, CA and spent six seasons as resident lighting designer for the company’s Shakespeare Festival. In the dance world he has designed for Malashock Dance, Brian Webb and Tracey Rhodes. Architectural lighting designs include both national and international themed environments, theme park, residential, retail, restaurant and museum projects. Current projects include Moscow Dream Island (Russia), Motiongate (Dubai), Ocean Flower (China) and Rear Window (Broadway). He is a graduate of the California Institute for the Arts and the Yale School of Drama.

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  • Chris Houston

    Chris Houston

    Composer

    Chris Houston is a pianist, composer, and sound designer. He has composed music and/or designed sound for over 30 productions at Marin Theatre Company, including The Legend of Georgia McBrideGuards at the TajThe Invisible HandThe Oldest Boy; The Convert; The Whale;Failure: A Love Story; August Wilson’s Fences; Jacob Marley’s A Christmas Carol; The Whipping Man; Waiting for Godot; It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; Topdog/Underdog; Othello, the Moor of Venice; The Glass Menagerie; the world premiere of Bellwether; Seven Guitars; and In the Red and Brown Water. Locally, his designs and compositions have been featured at American Conservatory Theater, Aurora Theatre Company, SF Playhouse, Center REP, Magic Theatre, and the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

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  • Sara Huddleston

    Sara Huddleston

    Sound Designer

    For MTC, Sara has previously designed sound for Straight White MenShakespeare in LoveMiss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley and Gem of the Ocean. Other favorite Bay Area sound design credits include: The Gangster of LoveReel to ReelGrandeurFool for LoveDogeatersAnd I And SilenceEvery Five MinutesHirTerminusSe Llama CristinaAny Given DayMrs. Whitney and Goldfish (Magic Theatre); Octopus (Magic/Encore Theatre Company); I Call My Brothers410 [Gone] and Invasion! (Crowded Fire), Autobiography of a Terrorist (Golden Thread Productions); In On It and T.I.C (Encore Theatre Company); The Shaker Chair (Encore Theatre Company/Shotgun Players); Kiss and Macbeth (Shotgun Players) and Word for Word's 25th Anniversary! Show (Word for Word). Next up: The Resting Place (Magic Theatre) and We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War (Golden Thread Productions)she/her/hers

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  • Danny Osburn

    Assistant Lighting Designer

    Danny Osburn is an electrician and lighting designer native to the East Bay. Prior to joining MTC, Danny spent seven years in Chicago. There he worked as the Master Electrician of Lifeline Theatre and of Adventure Stage Chicago, and as the Assistant ME for Northwestern University’s Cherubs program for four summers. In addition, he has worked as a freelance electrician for companies ranging from Steppenwolf to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Danny cut his teeth as a professional electrician as an intern for MTC in 2010. He earned a BA in Theatre and Philosophy from Northwestern in 2011.

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  • ​Dori Jacob

    ​Dori Jacob

    Casting Director

    Dori Jacob joined Marin Theatre Company as the casting director in May 2015. For the previous four seasons, she served as the director of new play development for Magic Theatre in San Francisco, and dramaturged its world premieres of Octavio Solis’ Se Llama Cristina, Linda McLean’s Every Five Minutes, Christina Anderson’s PEN/MAN/SHIP, and John Kolvenbach’s Sister Play. As resident producer for Magic Theatre’s developmental programming, Ms. Jacob’s credits include 2011-2015 Virgin Play Series, the 2012 Asian Explosion Reading Series, and the 2013 Costume Shop Festival. Further Bay Area dramaturgy/producing/casting credits include: Assassins at Shotgun Players, Marilee Talkington’s The Creative Process at SOMArts, Laura Schellhardt’s The Comparables, and Elizabeth Hersh’s Shelter in Place at Playwrights Foundation. Ms. Jacob previously served on the executive board and literary committee for the National New Play Network, is a current member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and is a graduate of U.C. Santa Cruz and N.Y.U.’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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  • Laura A. Brueckner

    Laura A. Brueckner

    Production Dramaturg

    Laura A. Brueckner has been supporting productions and playwrights with her dramaturgical work for over 20 years, with an emphasis on digital dramaturgy, world premieres, and commissions. During this time, she has been proud to count among her collaborators stellar artists such as MTC Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson, Christopher Chen, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Mina Morita, Marissa Wolf, Idris Goodwin, Lachlan Philpott, and Dominique Serrand, as well as groundbreaking companies Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Crowded Fire Theater, The New Harmony Project, Playwrights Foundation, and, now, Marin Theatre Company. As an artist, she is committed to theatre as a path of social action, critical inquiry, discovery, and delight. Her journalistic writing on artistic process and audience engagement has been published by HowlRound and Theatre Bay Area; her dramaturgical writing has been published by Berkeley Rep, California Shakespeare Theater, and Crowded Fire. A current member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, she holds a B.A. in English dramatic literature (magna cum laude) from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in dramaturgy from U.C. San Diego.

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  • Trevor Scott Floyd

    Trevor Scott Floyd

    Artistic Producer

    Trevor (he/him/his) started as an Artistic Direction intern with MTC in 2015 and, prior to his current role as Artistic Producer, spent two seasons as Director of Ticketing, Artistic Associate, and Company Manager. As Artistic Producer, Trevor serves as MTC's local Casting Director. Originally from the beaches of South Carolina, he graduated with a dual major in Theatre and Political Science from Clemson University before trading in the Palmetto trees for the Redwoods. In addition to his role at MTC he is a freelance director and writer. You can read his latest work on the New Play Exchange.

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  • Eran Kaplan

    Eran Kaplan

    Cultural Consultant

    Eran Kaplan is the Rhoda and Richard Goldman Chair in Israel Studies at SFSU. He received his B.A. (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University and his PhD in Modern Jewish History from Brandeis University. Before coming to San Francisco, he taught at Princeton, Cincinnati and Toronto. He is the author of The Jewish Radical Right: Revisionist Zionism and its Ideological Legacy and of The Origins Of Israel: A Documentary History with Derek Penslar (both published by the University of Wisconsin Press). Most recently, he authored Beyond Post-Zionism, published in 2016 with SUNY Press. In addition to his scholarly publications, he contributed articles to Haaretz and Tikkun. At SFSU, Professor Kaplan teaches courses on Modern Israel, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Israeli Cinema, Modern Hebrew Culture and on the History of Jerusalem.

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  • Omar Dajani

    Omar Dajani

    Cultural Consultant

    Professor Omar Dajani, co-director of the law school’s Global Center for Business & Development, is recognized as a leading expert on legal aspects of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In 1999, Professor Dajani was recruited to serve as a legal adviser to the Palestinian negotiating team in peace talks with Israel, ultimately participating in the summits at Camp David and Taba. He then joined the office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO), where he worked on peacebuilding initiatives and played a lead role in marshaling and organizing international efforts to support Palestinian legal and political reforms. Professor Dajani has continued since that time to work as a consultant on a variety of legal infrastructure development and conflict resolution projects in the Middle East and elsewhere – for institutions including the U.S. Department of State, the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Center (NOREF), and the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue.

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  • Jessica Berman

    Jessica Berman

    Dialect Coach

    Jessica Berman is a dialect, voice, and text coach.  With Marin Theatre Company, she has coached Shakespeare in Love, Thomas and Sally, The Legend of Georgia McBride, Native Son, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, and August: Osage County.  Other recent dialect and vocal coaching credits include: Angels in America: Parts One and Two, What the Constitution Means to Me, Monsoon Wedding, An Octoroon, Watch on the Rhine, and Hand to God (Berkeley Rep), An American in Paris (North American Tour, 2017), The Eva Trilogy, The Baltimore WaltzSojourners, and runboyrun, (Magic Theatre), and The War of the Roses and Fences (Cal Shakes).  Jessica currently teaches at U.C. Berkeley, A.C.T. (STC and SF Semester), and Academy of Art University.  She holds an M.A. from the Birmingham School of Acting, and an M.F.A. from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

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Reviews

  • Israel-Palestine conflict goes mano-a-mano in Marin Theatre Company’s ‘Oslo’

    For the three hours of “Oslo,” the stakes remain unchanged. Accomplish an impossible task, somehow, magically, or all the secret negotiations leading to the 1993 Oslo Accords will fall apart, sending the Israel-Palestinian peace process back to square one, or making it even worse off than it was before.

    At the same time, the stakes of J.T. Rogers’ Tony-winning play are also constantly changing, because each impossible task only breeds another one. Find someone who can credibly represent Israel when its laws bar its officials from meeting with the Palestine Liberation Organization. Get two men from opposite sides to walk into the negotiation room when one can’t even make an innocuous remark about the weather without dredging up decades-old wrongs. Conceal the whole process from top Norwegian officials who would think it was crazy, and persuade everyone who needs to know about it to risk losing their jobs.

    The show’s Marin Theatre Company West Coast premiere, which opened Tuesday, Oct. 3, is a master class in the procedural thriller. In “Oslo,” the Oslo Accords are never an ungainly, endlessly complicated operation, spanning many months and countless names, as they are in the historical record. Rather, the show sticks ruthlessly to the single, intimate, human interaction that matters in the present moment: de-escalating a blowhard, convincing a skeptic, deflecting an intruder, soothing a wounded ego.

    The mano-a-mano also drives the diplomatic philosophy of Terje (Mark Anderson Phillips), the Norwegian behind the accords, even though he’s not even a government official. But his wife, Mona (Erica Sullivan), is, and Terje (pronounced Tie-yuh), has little compunction — at times, too little — about combining her savvy and resources with his ambition and moxie as well as the altruism they share. His process “is rooted not in the organizational but in the personal,” he says. That means adversaries work behind closed doors without a facilitator; it means they drink together afterward and learn about each other’s families.

    Rogers defines his array of characters as crisply as his situations, with single lines so finely chiseled they etch out the entire lives behind them. The cast, directed by Jasson Minadakis, bring aching, tremulous humanity to the text. When Israeli Professor Yair Hirschfeld (Brian Herndon) greets PLO Finance Minister Ahmed Qurie (J. Paul Nicholas) — as the first Israeli Ahmed has ever seen in the flesh — Herndon offers each phrase as if it’s an infant he’s leaving at the mercy of a deity. Nicholas gives Ahmed an exquisite, I-knew-that-already cool, but one whose facade cracks at opportunities for righteous indignation or sentimental antics.

    Norwegian mediators Mona Juul (Erica Sullivan, left) and husband Terje Rød-Larsen (Mark Anderson Phillips) speak with Israel and the PLO.
    Photo: Kevin Berne, Marin Theatre Company
    As Mona, Sullivan has to act the part of a saint for most of the play, but even without the character flaws that make roles so juicy, she finds dynamism as the play’s moral center, her eyes fathomless wells of both terror and resignation as she stands in judgment of everyone around her and of herself.

    Corey Fischer effortlessly commands as Shimon Peres, taking hold of a room as if it all fit in the palm of his hand. Charles Shaw Robinson makes delectable the narcissism of Johan Jorgen Holst, Norway’s foreign minister; when Mona and Terje stroke his ego, he accepts the tribute as if it’s the most natural and obvious thing in the world. As Uri Savir, the first Israeli official with whom the Palestinians negotiate, Paris Hunter Paul brings bombast worthy of an action movie. When he shuts the door on the Norwegians, he narrows his eyes as if to say, “No more Mr. Nice Guy.”

    “Oslo” doesn’t exaggerate the positive impact of the Oslo Accords. Rogers is careful to point out the violence that erupted almost immediately after the treaty was signed. But nor does the show wholly despair of peace, even as the promise of the accords remains unfulfilled 25 years later. It is clear and unsentimental, balanced and methodical. Yet it also slyly asserts that our best shot at peace rests on the opposite — on humankind’s eternal, heedless optimism and ability to connect with one another, no matter what the cold, hard facts say.

    — Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle Read full review
  • Stressed are the peacemakers in gripping ‘Oslo’ at MTC

    They often say you wouldn’t want to see sausage being made, and the same could be said of diplomacy. Peacemaking can be a messy, messy business. It is, however, extremely entertaining to watch in “Oslo,” the Tony Award-winning 2016 play by J.T. Rogers now making its West Coast premiere at Marin Theatre Company.

    “Oslo” is about the top-secret back-channel negotiations in Norway between Israeli and Palestine Liberation Organization representatives that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, which didn’t resolve the long-standing conflict but was a landmark agreement hammered out between the PLO and the Israeli government.

    Even the initiation of the negotiations itself is portrayed in Rogers’ fictionalized telling as a rogue operation by one Norwegian married couple, sociologist Terje Rød-Larsen (Mark Anderson Phillips, amusingly brash, egotistical and charismatic) and diplomat Mona Juul (coolly composed Erica Sullivan). On their own initiative they get the separate parties beginning to talk about talking and provide a safe and remote space to simply get people in a room together to try to find common ground.

    It’s fascinating to watch the Palestinian and Israeli representatives quickly go from nervous semi-hostility to jovial camaraderie as they negotiate and socialize together in MTC artistic director Jasson Minadakis’ tense and often very funny production. It helps that we mostly see them outside the meeting room, unwinding together in the spacious sitting room of Sean Fanning’s spare and versatile set.

    J. Paul Nicholas is charming but prickly as the PLO finance minister, meeting first with Brian Herndon as a nervously friendly professor of economics. They’re soon joined by Ashkon Davaran as a scowling Palestinian communist and Ryan Tasker as another, boyishly timid Israeli professor. Pair Hunter Paul is boorish at first as the first Israeli official in the room, and Peter James Meyers is bullheaded and overbearing as Israeli legal adviser Joel Singer.

    Charles Shaw Robinson is imperious and volatile as the Norwegian foreign minister, who has to be carefully eased into the loop. Former Traveling Jewish Theatre artistic director Aaron Davidman is cagey and low-key as the Israeli deputy foreign minister who keeps his distance, and TJT cofounder and longtime Marin resident Corey Fischer exudes amiability and tremendous presence as foreign minister Shimon Peres. Joe Estlack and Adam Niemann are amusingly stony-faced as a pair of security guys.

    The excellent cast of 14 is made up of a whole lot of men in suits, and Rogers seems to make an effort to give women a presence in the play with limited success. Mill Valley’s Marcia Pizzo deftly plays an array of women from a dubious colleague of Terje’s to an officious Swedish hostess, but the closest any of them come to playing a real role in the story is the kindly housekeeper whose waffles everybody rhapsodizes about.

    More curiously, everybody talks up how essential Mona is to the process, but we’re never shown that in the play. It’s her “beautiful, powerful Rolodex” that makes setting the meetings up possible, and she occasionally serves as narrator just to explain who some people are in fill-in-the-blanks asides to the audience. In terms of what we actually see in scenes, however, the negotiations seem to be entirely Terje’s show.

    When Norway’s deputy foreign minister (Tasker, agitated and enthusiastic) says he’s going to need to drop out of the proceedings, it’s confusing because as far as we’ve seen he hasn’t been doing anything besides being one of the very few people who knows this is going on. But that’s true of Mona as well. We mainly see her talking her husband down and cautioning him when he’s going too far. Although we’re often reminded that she’s the one with the government career on the line, she’s cast here in the oft-seen role of the long-suffering wife who supports her husband’s big dreams.

    There are occasional moments where the playwright shows his hand a little too conspicuously, especially in the final monologue, but on the whole it’s a smartly constructed and thoroughly engaging piece that gives a real sense both of the sweep of history and the small, personal moments that somehow kick it into motion.

    — Sam Hurwitt, Marin IJ Read full review

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