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Olivia Haller is a DC-based actor, playwright, and dramaturg. She will also serve as the NNPN Producer-In-Residence at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company through their 16-17 season.

After graduating in 2014 with a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University's School of Theatre, Olivia moved to Washington, DC to complete a literary fellowship at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company for their 14-15 season. While there, she served as a script reader as well as an assistant dramaturg on Woolly Mammoth's productions. Olivia's central passion is the development of new plays, especially those that engage with issues of social justice. She is a member of Convergence Theatre with whom she has dramaturged, devised, and performed in original work. As a playwright, Olivia completed a playwriting undergraduate thesis called PYGMALIA, which was developed for two years under the guidance of Professor Kirsten Greenidge before receiving a student production in the spring of 2014. Her play THIS IS ALL JUST TEMPORARY was created as a part of an online writing class through the Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) with Caridad Svich, and was workshopped while attending the Kenyon Playwrights Conference this summer.

Recent acting credits include AT WHAT COST (Convergence Theatre), KLECKSOGRAPHY (Rorschach Theatre), IT'S WHAT WE DO (Capital Fringe Festival), and THE 39 STEPS (Sandy Spring Theatre Group). When not acting, Olivia also serves as a colonial tour guide on the lantern-led Ghost & Graveyard Tour in Old Town, Alexandria (Alexandria Colonial Tours), where she can continue to fuel her love of telling stories.

 

Headshot by Tara Lynn Sen.