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Research areas:

Acting, Movement

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Department of Theatre & Dance
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC0344
La Jolla, CA 92093-0112
Office: GH 302
Phone: (858) 534-3697
Fax: (858) 534-1080
Email: coates@ucsd.edu
  Charlie Oates
Emeritus Faculty

MFA, University of Montana


Charlie Oates has performed on the streets in the U.S. and Europe, created new performance events with dancers and musicians, developed site specific performances for museums and unusual architectural spaces, developed many performances for young audiences and performed his original collaborative and solo works at theatres and festivals around the world.

As a movement coach and fight choreographer Oates has worked at numerous theaters including La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse, San Diego Rep, Chautauqua Theatre Company and the Denver Center Theatre Company. He has been a guest artist in leading actor training programs in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Senegal, Sweden and China.

As a director his most recent projects include, Fool for Love at Chalk Repertory, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Creede Repertory Theatre and the fights and movement for Herbert Siguenza’s Steal Heaven at San Diego Repertory Theatre. He continues to work on new plays including a staged reading of Diana Burbano’s new play, Caliban’s Island at Creede Rep’s Headwaters New Play Festival. His latest productions at UCSD include a physical theatre adaptation of War of the Worlds and Ben Fisher's new play, Damascus for the Wagner New Play Festival. In the spring of 2018, he’ll direct Peer Gynt at UCSD.

Oates is a recipient of the 2016 Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award at UC San Diego.

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