Aaron Oster directed, designed and acted professionally in Minneapolis with the Southern Theater, Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, the Playwrights Center and the Minnesota Fringe Festival from 1995-2000. He received an MFA in Directing from Ohio University, 2003, under the guidance of Jorge Cacheiro. He has worked in Philadelphia as a director, dramaturge and sound designer specializing in new work since 2003. He was the Associate Artistic Director of Luna Theatre Company from 2011-13, and the EgoPo Classic Theatre from 2006-7, and has been a Resident Director/Dramaturge for Theatre Ariel. He received the 2004 CEC New Edge Residency Award for Theater and is a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors’ Lab.
Selected productions directed: 70 Scenes of Halloween, FutureFest and Identity Crisis Play Festival (Luna), Nickel and Dimed (Rutgers), War of the Worlds (Drexel University),Nightshifting (WCU), Droit Du Seigneur (CCTC),Spring Awakening (Assoc. Director,EgoPo), 9 Parts of Desire (Asst. Director, Wilma Theater) and Oedipus/Shadow (CEC New Edge). He has created sound designs for Inis Nua, Luna Theatre, Flashpoint, Simpatico Theater Project, Plays and Players, Hedgerow, EgoPo and Theatre Ariel, among others. As an adjunct theatre professor at Rutgers and WCU, he teaches acting, directing, theatre appreciation and theatre history. He has also been a teaching artist for The Wilma, The Lantern, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre and the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, and was listed on the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts roster of recommended teaching artists.