Oberlin Student Theater Association
The Oberlin Student Theater Association (or just OSTA) supports the production of student designed and directed plays and other types of productions at Oberlin. From their charter:
"The purpose of OSTA is to coordinate, finance, and promote student theatrical activity on the Oberlin College campus and produce alternative activities including workshops, staged readings, and works in progress."
OSTA is one of the two main student-run organizations that produces theater on campus, the other being the Oberlin Musical Theater Association. OSTA is given a weeklong slot in Wilder Main each semester and a week after Winter Term to put up a performance. The board meets weekly to discuss which shows they will produce, other events to help finance, and the general operation of the organization. OSTA and OMTA share props and scenery located in Wilder 400 and the Warner basement, respectively.
8 at Eight a showcase of plays performed by first-years in Little Theater.
Backwords, a showcase of student-written plays performed mostly by first-years in The Cat in the Cream.
OShorts, five twenty-minute student-written plays performed by an ensemble cast in Wilder Main.
Mr. Marmalade", a play by Noah Haidle. Directed by Sarah Bernstein and performed in Wilder Main. April 22-24, 2010
About half of the OSTA board is elected at the beginning of each semester, each member serving a full year term, save for the treasurer who serves for an additional half year as a Treasurer-In-Training (affectionately called a TIT). The current board is:
- Co-Chair: Zach Weinberg
- Co-Chair: Colin Wulff
- Secretary: Amelia Durham
- Treasurer: Ben McLean
- "'Treasurer in Training:'" Joelle Sostheim
- Technical Coordinator: Amanda Palmer
- Technical Coordinator: Jasmine Eshkar
- Webmaster: Abigail Barr
- Production Coordinator: Elizabeth Bentivegna
- Production Coordinator: Audrey Bader
- Production Coordinator: Georgia McLeland
- Production Coordinator: Natasha Mayer
- Production Coordinator: Nina Khoury
- Production Coordinator: Miryam Coppersmith