For our next gathering in NYC – Sunday, April 26th at Dixon Place – we’ll be blessed with the charm and talents of Olivia Oguma, who’ll be reading the cultural calendar for us. I first met Olivia several years back at New Dramatists and then we were in a reading of a play for Red Bull Theater – she’s a riot and a triple threat and great shot of energy and I’m so excited she’s coming to be part of The Secret City.
Here’s her bio:
OLIVIA OGUMA is the daughter of a professional ballet dancer and a sushi chef born and raised in NYC. Broadway & National Tour: Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables, Disney’s High School Musical, A Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway: BFE (Playwrights Horizons), La Dispute (NAATCO), Luce (Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3), Emotional Creature (Signature) Regional: Snow Falling on Cedars (Portland Centerstage), …Spelling Bee (Paper Mill), Miss Saigon (NCTheater), Skin of Our Teeth (Bristol Riverside), BFE (Long Wharf), Emotional Creature (Berkeley Rep) TV: Ella on Odd Mom Out (a new scripted series premiering June 8th on Bravo), Younger, The Good Wife, The Big C, As the World Turns, All My Children, Law & Order, The New Electric Company Film: This is Where I Leave You, Hallmark Hall of Fame’s The Flamingo Rising, Strangers with Candy. Olivia won the CT Critics Circle Award for her performance in BFE at the Long Wharf Theater. Most recently, she won Best Actress for her role in the Short Film “Take Out” in the 72 Hour Film Shoot Out as part of the Asian American Film Festival and her team’s film also placed in the top ten. She currently has two commercials running (NJ LOTTO and Hostels International) and is the voice of “Asian mom” in a current Gerber babies campaign.
Olivia is also a video editor, bracelet designer and champion decoupager!