Doug Oliphant is an LA-based theatre director, movement director and fight choreographer and serves as Artistic Director for Drive Theatre Company. He’s directed full productions of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents (Drive Theatre Company), Bluenose (Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre), his original show There is Truth, Love is Real (Hollywood Fringe), Christopher Durang’s Betty’s Summer Vacation (Central Connecticut State University), as well as music videos for 44 Plays for 44 Presidents co-author Karen Weinberg and alt. rock band Sleep Well. Recently developed/directed new play readings of Megan Breen’s Jackson Demands (The Vagrancy) and Steve Sherman’s Stained Glass Windows (Drive Theatre Company). He’s assistant directed for David Esbjornson, Sean Daniels, Steve Cosson and Jerry Dixon at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, as well as Ron Sossi at The Odyssey Theatre. Recent movement directing credits include Down in the Face of God (The Vagrancy) and Group (LA Theatre Ensemble). Recent fight choreography credits include Conk and Bone (Carrie Hamilton Theatre at Pasadena Playhouse), What the Butler Saw (Odyssey Theatre), and Company, The Rimers of Eldritch, and The Servant of Two Masters (Chapman University). At The Kennedy Center, he was awarded the 2009 regional and national SDC Directing Fellowship Award for his achievements in the American College Theatre Festival. Doug received his BFA in Theatre at Central Connecticut State University, studied theatre at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Theater Institute and the St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy (Russia). He also serves as production coordinator for Directors Lab West at the Pasadena Playhouse and is an associate member of SDC.