St. Louis, MO
freelance stage director in theatre and opera
Tim Ocel is a theatre and opera director whose work places an emphasis on classic texts. Shakespeare and Brecht figure prominently in his superb explorations of the human condition. He has directed plays and operas throughout the United States including Measure for Measure, A Raisin in the Sun, and The Mandrake at the Sacramento Theatre Company where he was Associate Artistic Director from 1991 to 1994. For Theatre Emory in Atlanta, he staged The Greek Project: Agamemnon/Electra, The Good Person of Setzuan, and Lost, a world premiere by playwright Steve Murray. Other productions were staged at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Boston Lyric Opera, and Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY, where he is Associate Artist. Throughout his work Ocel has perfected what good theatre requires –the seamless collaboration among text/playwright, actors, designers, director, audience and performance space.
This bio/description was originally published in 2003 and updated in 2013. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).