THEATRE ARTIST

OLIVIA HALLER

 
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About Me

Olivia Haller is a DC-based playwright, actor, and dramaturg. Her plays have been presented at or developed with Convergence Theatre, NextStop Theatre, Spooky Action Theatre, Theater Alliance, Keegan Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, Nu Sass Productions, and the Inkubator New Works Development Laboratory. Her full-length play THIS IS ALL JUST TEMPORARY received its world premiere as a part of the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival in DC. Olivia has completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and attended the Midwest Dramatists Conference and the Kenyon Playwrights' Conference. She is currently a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Playwrights' Center. BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University.

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Playwright

Loneliness Was A Pandemic
NextStop Theatre Co. (reading)
Full-length

This Is All Just Temporary
Convergence Theatre
Full-length

I Don't Know What's Weird
Keegan Theatre
Ten-minute

Be A-Freyad
Rorschach Theatre
Ten-minute

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Whisper into the Ground
Theater Alliance (reading)
Full-length

#TEAMPUSSY
Nu Sass Productions
Ten-minute

Submarine
Fraud and Phony (reading)
Ten-minute

Pygmalia
Boston University
Full-length

 

Dramaturg

Gloria
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Woolly Mammoth     
Dir. Kip Fagan
*Winner of the 2019 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production in a Play (Hayes)

Hir
by Taylor Mac
Woolly Mammoth
Dir. Shana Cooper

A New Nation
Devised
Convergence Theatre
Dir. Natalia Gleason-Nagy &
Elena Velasco

I Killed My Mother
by Andras Visky
Spooky Action Theatre     
Dir. Natalia Gleason-Nagy

Bhavi the Avenger
by Tearrance Chisholm
Convergence Theatre      
Dir. Elena Velasco

 

Actor

Enron
Lawyer/Ensemble
4615 Theatre Company
Dir. Jordan Friend

A Christmas Carol
Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble
Annapolis Shakespeare Co.
Dir. Donald Hicken

The 39 Steps
Annabella/Pamela/Margaret
Sandy Spring Theatre Group
Dir. Karen Petersen

She Eats Apples
Ashley
Breaking Barriers
Dir. Danny Park & Lauren Thomas

The Seagull
Arkadina
The Wheel Theatre Co.
Dir. Jack Read

Menstruation: A Period Piece
Mel/Follicle Four
Woolly Mammoth
Staged Reading

At What Cost?
Performer/Deviser
Convergence Theatre
Dir. Elena Velasco

It's What We Do
Sarah (Solder 1)
Capital Fringe Festival
Dir. Pamela Nice

 

 

Education

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)
Certificate (Study Abroad)
2013

Boston University
BFA Theatre Arts
2014

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In The Press

Haller’s script is thoughtful, compassionate and apparently deeply informed...
— Celia Wren, The Washington Post ("This Is All Just Temporary")
This Is All Just Temporary deftly highlights the strength of the feelings of both love and guilt a family can elicit in us...
— John Bavoso, DC Theatre Scene ("This Is All Just Temporary")
Arkadina (Olivia Haller) was a fascinating combination of hard, critical, and intolerable, which melted into some of the most moving passages of the show...
— Em Skow, DC Metro Theatre Arts ("The Seagull")

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