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Oil ()

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Playwright: Ella Hickson
Directors: Aviva Armour-Ostroff and Christopher Stanton


Geary Lane


February 29th, 2020 – March 15th, 2020


OIL follows the lives of May  and her daughter Amy  through a swirling collision of empire, history and family. An epic five-part, two-act play spanning 200 years, Hickson’s explosive play leaps from the dawn of the industrial age to a futuristic post-petroleum world and beyond. (


Samantha Brown Amy
Deborah Drakeford Ma Singer
Lily Gao Fanny / Fan Wang
Ryan Hollyman Thomas
Cyrus Lane Joss
Shadi Shahkhalili Anne / Ana / Aminah
Courtenay Stevens Sam / Samuel / Nate
Nabil Traboulsi William Whitcomb / Mr. Farouk
Bahareh Yaraghi May

Creative Team

Ella Hickson Playwright
Aviva Armour-Ostroff Director
Christopher Stanton Director
Tamara Vuckovic Assistant Director
Maddie Bautista Sound Designer
Nick Blais Lighting Designer
Jackie Chau Set Designer
Jackie Chau Costume Designer
Melissa Joakim Video Designer
Simon Fon Fight Director


Tamara Vuckovic Stage Manager
Ariane Burtin Assistant Stage Manager
Farnoosh Talebpour Head of Properties
Farnoosh Talebpour Head of Wardrobe
Matteo DeSimone Technical Director
Julia Howman Head of Lighting
Julia Howman Head of Video
Crystal Lee Production Manager
Christopher Stanton Artistic Producer
Tamara Vuckovic Managing Producer
Victor Pokinko Associate Producer
Jonelle Gunderson Social Media Coordinator
Julia Howman Post-Show Installation Designer
Julia Kim Scenic Painter
Geoffrey Armour Crew
Wes Babcock Crew
Shane O’Sullivan Crew
Nick Simmons Crew