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Directing

Theatre

Olivia serves as co-founder and artistic director of BIG Theatre Company, where she runs a creative collaboration lab for the ongoing development of original work and the artists who make it. She has led the development and direction of three world-premiere plays and musicals in the New York International Fringe Festival, has worked on numerous off- and off-off-Broadway shows, and collaborated on dozens of productions all over the country for the last 15 years. 

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GRIMM: A NEW MUSICAL
"... a complex, deeply stirring and at times even provocative story that serves up a happy ending—but not before plumbing the depths of the darkest of human emotions...  a score so lush, evocative and beautiful that from the first notes of the opening ensemble number, I was catching my breath... for this to happen in a small theatre is a remarkable feat." 
         — THE HAPPIEST MEDIUM Online entertainment hub

DESTINY IS JUDD NELSON
"A very well directed play that uses many inventive devices to transcend time, space and technology... playwright Sarah Goncalves and director Olivia Hartle have crafted a work of art that is sure to not be forgotten..." 
         — SOUND SPOTLIGHT MAGAZINE

THE CURSE OF THE BABYWOMAN
"The Curse of the Babywoman is a delight: sweet and well-constructed, with distinctive humor as its best feature... PURE FUN!"
         — THEATRE IS EASY