Tim Ocel

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Theater and opera director Tim Ocel has directed productions for organizations ranging from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to Shakespeare Santa Cruz to Geva Theatre in Rochester, New York to the Georgia Shakespeare Festival. He has been artistic director of the Sacramento Theatre Company, artistic associate of Geva Theatre, and an associate professor of opera at the University of Kansas.

Life and career[edit]

Raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ocel received his bachelor of theater arts degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1981. In Baltimore, Maryland he worked as a stage manager with the Baltimore Opera Company and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Also stage managing at Central City Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Tulsa Opera, Opera/Omaha, and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, he was involved with more than 75 productions before accepting a position as associate artistic director of the Sacramento Theatre Company in 1991. Ocel became artistic director of STC's 1995-1996 season before moving to St. Louis, Missouri to freelance and reside with his partner, artist and graphic designer Peter Shank.

Productions as director[edit]

Productions for American Players Theatre:

Productions for Shakespeare Santa Cruz:

Productions for Geva Theatre Center:

Productions for The Theater Conservatory at Webster University:

Productions for Indiana Repertory Theatre:

Productions for Union Avenue Opera:

Productions for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis:

Productions for Lyric Opera of Kansas City:

Productions for Boston Lyric Opera:

Productions for Opera Pacific and Tulsa Opera:

Productions for Michigan Opera Theater:

Productions for the Sacramento Theatre Company:

Productions for Theatre Emory in Atlanta, Georgia:

Productions for the University of Kansas-Lawrence:

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