our mission

Olio Theatre Works, Inc is a small, independent theatre based out of Long Beach, California.

Founded in 2004, the chief mission is to ensure that art remains a right, accessible to everyone. For this reason, we are committed to providing high-quality entertainment at affordable prices.

Intimately Wilde​. Los Angeles, California, (2009)

Stephanie Thomas


Old Black Magic: A Haunted Musical. Southern California, (2004 - 2014)

Stephanie Thomas​

Timothy P. Thorn

Cynthia Tyndall

Laura Wolfe-Bosworth

Andrew Zacharias

​Andrew Zimmer

otw officers


The OTW company roster boasts a wide

variety of actors, musicians/vocalists, writers, directors, producers, designers and educators ~ all with years of experience in multiple aspects of the performing arts and educational outreach, and all with a commitment to keep the arts alive and accessible to the community. 

Rocking Shakespeare in the Park. Pearson Park, Anaheim California, (2010)

Terra Taylor Knudson

 Founder/Artistic Director

Beverly Schwendinger
Rachel Scott
Miguel Solorio
Peter Stone
John Sturgeon
Terra Taylor Knudson​

Rachel Baumsten

Jesse Bosworth

Michael Dale Brown

Trisha Burson-Johnson

Brian Franklin Canup

Rob Roy Cesar

Mona Chatterjee

Thomas Colby

Ricci Dedola

Seren Dedola

Stephen Dedola​​

Alex DesCombes
Barbara Duncan Brown
Benjamin Durham

Over the past 12 years,

Olio Theatre Works has worked with dozens of amazing artists!

Here are just a few...

Intimately Wilde. Long Beach, California, (2013)

Melissa Marzigliano
Ben Maughan
Sarah Meals
Anna Kate Mohler
Cameron Moore
​Lauren NaveAmy Newman

Lily Owens

Tim "Fish" Polzin

Sioux-Sanna Ramirez-Cruz

David Redmond

Sydney Redmond

John Schwendinger

John Schwendinger


Victoria Baker Ferrigno

Gigi Fusco-Meese
Ron Grigsby

Timothy Guest

Sandy Hall

Mike Hardy

Ryan Michael Hartman

Nancy Orphal Hickey

Brianna Hill

Joanna Hubbard

Chelsea Camille Isaacs

JP Karliak

Ron Levy

Derek Long

our style

OTW was born out of the tradition of

performing traditional & original  productions in unconventional settings. We specialize in providing creative entertainment solutions for every occasion and venue: on stage, screen, in schools, private parties, corporate functions, libraries, festivals, community events and more!

Artists Who Have Appeared With OTW

Educational Outreach. Southern California, (2004 - Present)