Oscar Toeman

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Oscar Toeman read English at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge University, and trained as assistant to Roger Michell, Polly Findlay, Blanche McIntyre, Tim Carroll and Lucy Bailey at institutions including Shakespeare's Globe, the RSC, and the National Theatre.

He was Resident Assistant Director at the Finborough Theatre in 2011, long listed for the JMK Award in 2014 and 2015, a National Theatre Staff Director in 2015, Interim Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio in 2016,. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and a MGC futures bursary recipient winner.

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

AS DIRECTOR

THE FAMILY THAT COULD TALK ABOUT ANYTHING

2018

Littlewood Studio, East 15

By Christian Lollike

STILL FOOLS

2018

Arcola/ Minaturists

By Adam Hughes

WINTER'S TALES

2017

Print Room at The Coronet

Christmas readings by Emili Sandé, Penelope Wilton, Shappi Khorsandi and Toby Stephens

WE STRUGGLE (reading)

2017

Finborough Theatre / Vibrant New Writing Festival

By Joe Marsh

AFTER OCTOBER

2016

Finborough Theatre

By Rodney Ackland

FEMALE TRANSPORT

2016

Drama Studio London /New Diorama Theatre

By Steve Gooch

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

2016

Oxford School of Drama /North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

By William Shakespeare

RICHARD III

2016

Stanwix Theatre

By William Shakespeare

WHAT THEY TOOK WITH THEM: A LIST

2016

Lyttelton, National Theatre

By Jenifer Toksvig
Refugee Charity Platform Fundraiser

THE SEVEN ACTS OF MERCY (rehearsed reading)

2015

The Swan, Royal Shakespeare Company

By Anders Lustgarten

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (public understudy performance)

2015

Royal Shakespeare Theatre , RSC

By William Shakespeare

THE GRANDFATHERS

2015

Mountview Academy

By Rory Mullarkey

WHY I WANT TO WORK AT TESCO'S

2013

Bush Theatre Attic Space

By Joseph Wilde

LABURNUM GROVE

2013

Finborough Theatre

By J. B. Priestley

A.G.M

2012

nabokov/ Soho Theatre Downstairs

By Freddy Syborn

THE BALLAD OF THE COPPER REVOLUTION

2012

Vault Festival/ nabokov

By Jay Luxembourg

HEY BROTHER

2011

Finborough Theatre; Bekah Brunstetter

By Bekah Brunstetter
as part of Vibrant New Writing Festival

AS ASSOCIATE/ ASSISTANT

OSLO

2017

Lyttelton, National Theatre/ Harold Pinter Theatre

As Associate
By J.T. Rogers, Dir. Bartlett Sher

WASTE

2016

Lyttelton, National Theatre

By Harley Granville Barker
Dir. Roger Michell

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

2015

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC

By William Shakespeare
Dir. Polly Findlay

ION / THE BACCHAE / HIPPOLYTUS

2015

Chichester FT; one week workshop

versions by Mike Poulton
Dir. Lucy Bailey

HITLER'S CUFFLINKS

2014 - 2015

Northampton; one week workshops

By Mike Poulton
Dir. James Dacre

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

2014

Theatre Royal, Bath

By Edward Albee
Dir. Adrian Noble

TWELFTH NIGHT

2013

Shakespeare's Globe/ Apollo Theatre

By William Shakespeare
Dir. Tim Carroll

UNCLE VANYA

2012

Print Room

version by Mike Poulton
Dir. Lucy Bailey

MIRROR TEETH

2011

Finborough Theatre

By Nick Gill
Dir. Kate Wasserberg

ACCOLADE

2011

Finborough Theatre

By Emlyn Williams
Dir. Blanche McIntyre

SKANE

2011

Hampstead Theatre

By Pamela Carter
Dir. Tim Carroll

THE RIVALS

2010

Southwark Playhouse

By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Dir. Jessica Swale

Other

ProductionCompanyNotes

Work with Young People:-

Shakespearean Verse Workshop; NYT Rep Company; 14 June 2016
Making Shakespeare Week: RSC; 3-7 August 2015
Punk Rock Project; Mountview Saturday School; 15-18 years old; March-May 2014
Shakespearean Verse; The Actors Class; 18-21; Introduction to Shakespeare (workshops) April-June 2014

Other Work Includes:-

2016

Interim Resident Director, National Theatre Studio Jan-March 2016
Longlisted for the JMK Award, 2014, 2015
Script reader for RSC, Shakespeare's Globe, The Print Room, Theatre 503.

AFTER OCTOBER - Finborough

★ ★ ★ ★ (Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard"A hugely appealing revival...an ebullient production of infectious energy ...Smart, another winning revival from this pub theatre powerhouse."

★ ★ ★ ★ (Emma Henderson, The Independent) "Toeman’s production is engaging and fast-paced...drawing you into the manic family’s lives."

★ ★ ★ ★ (Matt Breen, Time Out) "Oscar Toeman ably directs his third production at the Finborough. Warm and affectionate, this does great justice to an under-sung figure of British theatre."

★ ★ ★ ★ (Ben Lawrence, Sunday Telegraph) "There is a comic exuberance and a conviction that make this an enjoyable and often profoundly moving evening"