OLIVIA HALLER - THEATRE ARTIST

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About Me

Olivia Haller is a DC-based playwright, actor, dramaturg, and producer. She is the Connectivity Director of Convergence Theatre, and the former National New Play Network (NNPN) Producer in Residence at Woolly Mammoth through their 16-17 season. Her plays have been produced by Convergence Theatre, Keegan Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, and Nu Sass Productions. Olivia received her BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University.

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Playwright

This Is All Just Temporary
Convergence Theatre
Full-length

Be A-Freyad
Rorschach Theatre
Ten-minute

I Don't Know What's Weird
Nu Sass Productions
Ten-minute

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Nu Sass Productions
Ten-minute

Submarine
Fraud and Phony
Ten-minute

Pygmalia
Boston University
Full-length

 

Dramaturg

Gloria
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Woolly Mammoth     
Dir. Kip Fagan

Hir
by Taylor Mac
Woolly Mammoth
Dir. Shana Cooper

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

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

 

Actor

One-Minute Play Festival
Multiple Roles
Round House Theatre
Dir. Natalia Gleason

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

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

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

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

Left/Right (Nu Drafts)
Olivia
Nu Sass Productions
Dir. Brandon Butts

It's What We Do (A Play About the Occupation)
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 deftly highlights the strength of the feelings of both love and guilt a family can elicit in us...
— John Bavoso, DC Theatre Scene
...powerful and gripping...This is All Just Temporary breaks your heart and then puts you back together even stronger than before. The play has the perfect balance of drama, comedy, realism, and artistry.
— Kendall Mostafavi, DC Metro Theatre Arts
 
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Now Playing...

This Is All Just Temporary World Premiere
Convergence Theatre @ Anacostia Arts Center
Jan 19-Feb 10
Part of the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival

Lauren, a recent college grad, moves back in with her parents while she looks for a job. However, the behavioral aggression of Noah, Lauren’s adult brother with autism, is severely increasing. Lauren struggles between her desire to move away and the urgent need to help her family in a time of crisis. This is All Just Temporary is an experiential performance that shapes the audience's understanding through Noah's lens. Though never seen onstage, Noah becomes present through bursts of light and sound, echoing misfired synapses and heightened sensory interactions.  As the world seeks the key to understanding this individually unique condition, the family's burning desire to communicate with Noah is explored through shadows, echoes, and a narrative that carries the weight of love.

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