Oscar Toeman

Director

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Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Oscar Toeman is a freelance theatre director. He was runner up for the JMK Award 2019, and a finalist for the Peter Hall RTST Award 2018.

He trained as a Staff and Associate Director at the National Theatre, as an Assistant Director at the RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe and West End, and on the Young Vic’s Springboard programme. He is an alumni of Lincoln Centre Theater’s Directors Lab in New York, which he participated on in 2017 as a recepient of a Michael Grandage Company Futures Bursary.

Theatre

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AS DIRECTOR

THE SUGAR SYNDROME

2020

Orange Tree

By Lucy Prebble
*Nominated 4 Off West End Awards

ACTUALLY

2019

Trafalgar Studios

By Anna Ziegler

DEALER'S CHOICE

2019

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

By Patrick Marber

MEPHISTO

2019

East 15

Adapted from the novel by Klaus Mann by Ariane Mnouchkine, trans. Timberlake Wertenbaker.

ENRON

2018

Arts Ed

By Lucy Prebble

NO SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL; HOLIDAY DESTINATION and BLUE IS A BOY'S COLOUR (Readings)

2018

National Theatre

Readings for NT New Views

THE FAMILY THAT COULD TALK ABOUT ANYTHING

2018

East 15

By Christian Lollike

STILL FOOLS

2018

Arcola/ Minaturists

By Adam Hughes
Readings by Emili Sandé

ITALIAN NIGHT (workshop)

2017

Orange Tree

By Odon von Horvath

WINTER'S TALES

2017

The Coronet

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

AFTER OCTOBER

2016

Finborough Theatre

By Rodney Ackland
*Nominated 3 Off West End Awards

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

2016

Oxford School of Drama /North Wall, Oxford

By William Shakespeare

RICHARD III

2016

Stanwix Theatre

By William Shakespeare

WHAT THEY TOOK WITH THEM: A LIST (Reading)

2016

National Theatre

By Jenifer Toksvig

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

By Freddy Syborn

THE BALLAD OF THE COPPER REVOLUTION

2012

Vaults/ nabokov

By Jay Luxembourg

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

VISITING DIRECTOR

Arts Ed, East 15, RWCMD, National Youth Theatre

WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE

Masterclass Workshop for Theatre Royal Haymarket 2020.
Director for National Theatre Learning's New Views Programme, 2018.
Guest Practitioner at Arts Ed, Professional Practise, 2017.
Ran workshops in Shakespearean Verse for NYT REP, 2016; The Actors Class 2014. Leader of 'Making Shakespeare Week' for the RSC, 2015. Mountview Young People's Company Leader 2014.

DRAMATURGY, NEW WORK DEVELOPMENT & LITERARY

Workshops on new plays by Anders Lustgarten, Joe Marsh, James Rushbrooke, D. A. Nixon. Interim Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio, Winter 2016.
Senior Reader at Hampstead Theatre, 2018-2020, with further experience reading for Shakespeare's Globe, the RSC, The Orange Tree, Theatre 503 and The Print Room.

THE SUGAR SYNDROME - Orange Tree Theatre

★ ★ ★ ★ (Aleks Sierz, Arts Desk) "Director Oscar Toeman and designer Rebecca Brower bring the pre-broadband age alive... In a production which respects the difficult pauses of the text, as well as its moments of full-on comedy...this is a really excellent revival."

★ ★ ★ ★ (David Jays, Sunday Times, Critics Picks) "Oscar Toeman, who directs, has a real gift for gauging the space between actors: the air feels charged as they edge close or shuffle at an awkward distance. In this play about honesty and the performance of honesty, he gets rich portrayals of people with shame on their minds."
 

 

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"