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Olivia O'Brien

Production Stage Manager, Lecturer



Olivia O’Brien is an AEA Stage Manager with over 15 years of experience as a stage manager, company manager, and production manager.  As a New York City based stage manager she worked with various companies nationally and abroad.  

From 2017 to 2020 Olivia worked as a Production Supervisor at the Brooklyn Academy of Music where she worked with companies such as The Royal Shakespeare Company, Mark Morris Dance Company,  Meredith Monk, and Grupo Corpo.  Additionally, Olivia provided support for BAM’s Annual Gala, Apple corporate events, film premiere parties, and as the lead supervisor on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Working for a wide variety of companies and in many genres of theater including straight plays, musicals, devised work, dance, and vaudeville has afforded Olivia the opportunity to develop stage management skills to address the various needs of the directors, creatives, performers, and production personnel in each of those areas.

Career highlights include Barrington Stage Company, The Spoleto Festival USA, Arena Stage, Lincoln Center, the New Victory Theater, The Joyce, Classic Stage Company, and La Jolla Playhouse.  Favorite shows she has stage managed include Guys and DollsSweet CharityMourning Becomes Electra, and Porgy and Bess.