Arcadia

by Tom Stoppard

Directed by Alissa Mortimer, 

Photos by Sandra Bent,

Scenic Design by Jon Young,

Costume Design by Shannon Barnard, 

OU University Theatre, 2015

"Well-directed by Alissa Mortimer, with Jon Young's superb yet streamlined set suggesting the spacious, great hall ambience of both time periods, Arcadia is highly recommended." - John Brandenburg for The Daily Oklahoman

Summer and Smoke

by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Alissa Mortimer, 

Photos by Sandra Bent,

Scenic Design by Dalyn Boyd,

Costume Design by Stephanie Sandidge,

Lighting Design by Tyger Walden,

OU University Theatre, 2015

"A divided set became a metaphor for the gap between body and soul ... in this ultimately moving and rewarding OU offering." - John Brandenburg for the Daily Oklahoman

Miss Evers' Boys

by David Feldshuh

Directed by Alissa Mortimer, 

Photos by Sandra Bent,

Scenic Design by Dalyn Boyd,

Lighting Design by Emily Maddox

Costume Design by Shannon Barnard, 

University of Oklahoma, 2013

Also presented at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 6, 2014

National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa, 2014

"The University of Oklahoma Helmerich School of Drama's production of Miss Evers' Boys will travel to Grahamstown, South Africa to take part in the South African National Arts Festival July 9-13. The ten-day festival highlights the best of South African performing arts and invited guests from around the globe. OU is the only U.S. unversity performing at the festival this year." - James Coburn, The Edmond Sun

AWARDS:

Director's Choice Award, American College Theatre Festival Region 6, 2014

Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa, 2014

Clybourne Park

by Bruce Norris

Directed by Alissa Mortimer, 

OU University Theatre, 2014

"The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Bruce Norris connects diectly to A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansbury's iconic 1959 play about a black family buying the same house in a white Chicago neighborhood... Briskly diected in under two hours by Alissa Millar (Mortimer) ... the offering is recommended." - John Brandenburg, for the Daily Oklahoman

Mary Stuart

by Freidrich Schiller

adapted by Peter Oswald

Directed by Alissa Mortimer,

Scenic Design by Hanna Goff,

Lighting Design by Leahe Knott

Costume Design by Lloyd Cracknell, 

OU University Theatre, 2012 

"Under the direction of Alissa Millar (Mortimer), OU's “Mary Stuart” was demanding but ultimately rewarding, and even fascinating theatrical fare. As such it is recommended, especially to those interested in the period, or seeing Schiller's rarely produced play."

— John Brandenburg, for NewsOK

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare

adapted and Directed by Alissa Mortimer, OU University Theatre, 2012

"This production of Julius Caesar, adapted and directed by Alissa Millar (Mortimer) uses Shakespeare's original language but updates the play so that it feels as if it might be happening during this year's presidential election. Huge t.v. screens offer snippets of  actual American political speeches, and some lead roles traditionally played by men are played by women."  - The OU Daily

9 Parts of Desire

by Haether Raffo,

Directed by Alissa Mortimer, 

Scenic Design by Chris Fitzer,

Lighting Design by Brad Gray,

OU Lab Theatre, 2012

Also presented at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 6, 2013

"The OU production, directed by Alissa Millar (Mortimer), finds its greatest strength in its intimacy. Free-flowing, conspiratorial monologues are accentuated by skilled blocking, and the confined space of the Old Science Hall theatre makes it all seem more immediate. The stories are filled with violence and strong language and fear. But the resilience that shines through makes this play applicable and necessary viewing." - Laurel Savannah, for Blogcritics 

AWARDS:

Director's Choice Award, American College Theatre Festival Region 6, 2011

As It Is In Heaven

by Arlene Hutton

Directed by Alissa Mortimer, 

OU Lab Theatre, 2010

Anna In The Tropics

by Nilo Cruz

Directed by Alissa Mortimer, 

Scenic & Lighting Design by Tom Huston Orr

Costume Coordination by Noel Huntzinger 

OU Lab Theatre, 2009

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