Oliva is RGM’s youngest member. She is a young theatre producer and stage manager from America who began her career as Artistic Director/ Executive Producer for Hooligan Theatre Company. Before moving to London last year, Olivia worked with New York Stage and Film, Jean Doumanian Productions, Abrons Art Center, Hudson Classical Theater Company and Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival.
Since moving to the UK, she embarked on her first tour as Production Assistant on Southpaw Dance Company’s Speakeasy in Spring 2022. She has also done three stints at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, most recently as Venue Crew Lead with the Pleasance Theatre. Olivia produced and stage-managed the award-winning Concha for the emerging City Lighthouse Theatre Company. The show about queer identity premiered at the Oregon Fringe Festival 2022 and subsequently performed at London’s Brixton House and Omnibus Theatre, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and as part of Papaya Fest in Bristol.
Olivia graduated from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.A. in English, with Film and Theatre minors and stands poised to graduate with an M.A. in Creative Producing from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Olivia is beyond excited to continue her journey with RGM Productions and cannot wait to see what the future has in store!
What is your secret superpower?
Finding the positive in any situation
What’s your proudest career moment?
My proudest career moment so far was standing backstage during the last show of Speakeasy on its premiere tour in April 2022. It was my first ever tour (hopefully, the first of many!) and after the tour was plagued with two outbreaks of COVID-19, we finally had the full cast onstage performing at the closing show. There was such electricity in both the audience and on the stage that night, and I was so proud of the entire team, and of myself, for all that we had accomplished under such trying circumstances.
What has been your most memorable theatre experience?
The first show I ever saw was The Phantom of the Opera in London and exactly 10 years later, when I was still in university going through a crisis about what I wanted to, I came to London for the summer on my own. On my last night, I saw Phantom again and afterwards, wandered through the city thinking about how much emotion it had stirred in me. I remember calling my parents that night to tell them I had to work in theatre, and most importantly, move to London…and five years later, here I am!