Libby Oberlin holds a Master’s degree in Educational Theater, grades K-12 from New York University, from where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from Hofstra University, from where she graduated Cum Laude. Libby has trained as a teacher, director, and actor with many renowned institutions; her favorites include Shakespeare & Company, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, HB Studios, The University of London, The University of Puerto Rico, and Serious Play Intensive Theater Training. Libby has extensive experience with stage combat, both hand to hand and Rapier and Dagger work, and earned her Level 1.2 Theatrical Combatant Certification in Unarmed Stage Combat from San Francisco’s Studio A.C.T with Dave Maier.
Libby first stepped foot on stage at the age of 7, and is an award-winning Bay Area actress, performing on countless stages locally, in New York City, and Massachusetts. Libby has performed extensively with Bay Area immersive theater company, We Players, past roles include: Caesar in Caesar Maximus, Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (TBA nomination-Best Featured Actress), Ondine the Blonde/Violante in Ondine at Sutro (TBA nomination- Best Ensemble), and Penelope/Siren in The Odyssey on Angel Island. Libby won Sonoma Sun’s Best Individual Performance Award for her portrayal of Catherine in Proof with Sonoma Stage Works and you can find her in Laid Off, an official selection of the Cannes Independent Film Festival, and winner of The Garden State Film Festival’s Best Feature Comedy.
Teaching and Directing
Libby has been teaching theater and directing since 2009, working with hundreds of performers, and companies throughout the Bay Area, New York City, and abroad. Libby founded The Theater School in 2014 to share her passion and love for the theatrical arts. Libby has taught and directed for companies such as Google, Throckmorton Theater, Girls Leadership, The Performing Arts Academy of Marin, Sonoma Arts Live, Brooklyn Lab High School, G3 Women’s Conferences, Saint Francis Solano School, Sonoma Charter School, Saint Hilary School, Miracle Girls and more. Libby co-wrote and directed an immersive, theatrical performance called The Storyteller, a one act play about the life of Jack London debuting at the Jack London State Park Annual Gala.
Libby considers herself a fast-talking East Coaster at heart, with a California Girl sensibility. Born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, Libby moved on to the mean and magnificent streets of New York City, and now happily finds herself living in beautiful Wine Country. Libby does a lot of laughing with her husband, Miller, their hilarious daughter, Maeve, and their fat corgi, Julius Caesar.