Rochelle Oliver

TEACHER STATEMENT:
“With exercises in Acting Technique and working with the author’s words in Scene Study, my goal is to guide students to find their own voice as theatre artists. I insist students take the time to ask the questions, do the needed exploration, understand the importance of process in our work and to please not leave their imaginations behind in this culture of instant answers. The joy for me is our working together as we discover and learn.”

BIO:
Studied with Uta Hagen and at the Henry St. Playhouse. Broadway: TOYS IN THE ATTIC (Clarence Derwent Award), HAROLD, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, HAPPILY NEVER AFTER, SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR; and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Off-Broadway: TERRIBLE JIM FITCH, THE ENCLAVE, BITS AND PIECES, VOICES, THE ROADS TO HOME, DRIVING MISS DAISY, LOVE LETTERS, and AFTER PLAY. Regional: SUZANNA ANDLER, SOLOMON’S CHILD, THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, GOODBYE MOSCOW, THE MAIDS, and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Canada: DEATH OF A SALESMAN (Dora Mavor Moore Award nominee). Ensemble Studio Theatre: Horton Foote’s THE TRAVELING LADY. HB Playwrights Foundation: THE NIGHT SEASONS, 1918, VALENTINE’S DAY, MANNERHOUSE, A STEP OUT OF LINE, DOÑA ROSITA, SUNDAY’S CHILD, and THE HABITATION OF DRAGONS. FOOD FOR THOUGHT reading of Dorothy Parker’s HERE WE ARE. Symphony Space: SELECTED SHORTS, BLOOMSDAY ON BROADWAY and WALL TO WALL GERTRUDE STEIN. Film: SCENT OF A WOMAN, AN UNREMARKABLE LIFE, COURTSHIP, 1918, VALENTINE’S DAY, LIANA, NEXT STOP GREENWICH VILLAGE, and HOLLYWOOD ENDING. TV: ALL MY CHILDREN, LAW & ORDER, TRIBECA, Horton Foote’s STORY OF A MARRIAGE (American Playhouse), the Academy Award-winning short film Steven Wright’s HBO Special, KENNEDY, and CBS Wednesday Night Movie, IN DEFENSE OF KIDS. Rochelle directed the HB Playwrights Foundation/HB Ensemble production of Horton Foote’s THE CHASE, HB HOLIDAY PLAYS 2007, HB WAITING ROOM PLAYS 2008, FOOD FOR THOUGHT, readings of Israel Horowitz’s THE 75th, Jules Feiffer’s CRAWLING ARNOLD, THE BEDROOM PLAYS 2012, and BRILLIANT TRACES for HB Studio’s First Floor Studio residency program.

Current and Upcoming