Our Founder 2017-02-28T13:32:12+00:00

OUR FOUNDER

Passion for Educational Theater

Libby Oberlin founded The Theater School to share her passion and dedication for educational theater. She teaches classes throughout the Bay Area using her unique combination of humor and understanding to connect with and mentor young people and teenagers.

New York University

Libby received her Master’s degree in Educational Theater, grades K-12 from New York University, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from Hofstra University.

On Stage

First stepping foot on the stage at the age of 7, Libby is an award winning  professional actress in the Bay Area, and has performed on countless stages in New York City, and Massachusetts.  She has trained and performed with Shakespeare and Company, The Upright Citizens Brigade, The University of London,Serious Play, and We Players.

Directing Improv

Libby taught Improvisation to the 6th graders at Saint Francis Solano School, in Sonoma, CA.  She has directed children’s theater for The Performing Arts Academy of Marin where she also taught their first on-camera acting class for kids.

Sonoma Arts Live – Education Director

Libby is Education Director for Sonoma Arts Live working with their Teens ‘N Training program.  For many years, she was an educator for Girls Leadership using theater-based techniques to lead workshops for girls and parents in the practices of emotional intelligence, assertive self-expression, and healthy friendships.

Sold Out Summer Camps

Beginning as Director of Throckmorton Theatre‘s summer camp in 2015, Libby has gone on to devise her own curriculum, directing four sold out  summer camps at The Theater School.

High School Theater Curriculum

Teaching 9th grade drama at The Brooklyn Lab High School in New York gave Libby the opportunity to devise and implement a project-based theater curriculum focusing on discovering and expressing oneself through theater, improvisation, writing, and Shakespeare.

At Home

Libby lives in Sonoma, CA with her husband and hilarious 3 year old daughter.