Olivia Ochoa earned her BA in Theatre from Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) and also studied at the British American Drama Academy in London.
Directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Mary's Wedding, Speech and Debate, and world premiere staged readings of Gone and The Fourth Commandment. She also assisted directors Robert Barry Fleming and Donald Carrier while at Cleveland Play House.
As a dramaturg, Olivia has worked with San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and internationally acclaimed performance group Teatro Potlach. She created dramaturgical materials for productions at Cleveland Play House and was the dramaturgical assistant for Lloyd Suh's The Chinese Lady at CPH's New Ground Theatre Festival. Her paper "The Divine Mr. S: David Garrick's Alterations of Shakespeare" was presented at the Texas Educational Theatre Association and Mid-America Theatre Conference, and was published in Texas Theatre Journal.
She is also a seasoned teaching artist, having taught theatre skills - from singing to Shakespeare - to students ages 5-17 in Seattle, San Antonio, and San Francisco.
Favorite past roles include Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mary Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, and Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Olivia has also worked as a stage manager, producer, and music director.