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Research areas:

Acting, Movement

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Department of Theatre & Dance
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC0344
La Jolla, CA 92093-0344
Office: GH 302
Phone: (858) 534-3697
Fax: (858) 534-1080
Email: coates@ucsd.edu
  Charlie Oates
Acting Faculty

MFA, University of Montana


Charlie Oates taught at UCSD, focusing on the physical training of actors, from 1996 to 2017 serving a term as department chair and receiving the Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016.

As a movement coach and fight choreographer Oates has worked at numerous theaters including La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse, Mixed Blood Theatre, San Diego Rep, Chautauqua Theatre Company and the Denver Center Theatre Company. He has been a guest artist in leading actor training programs in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Senegal, Sweden and China.

As a director his most recent projects include, Fool for Love at Chalk Repertory, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Creede Repertory Theatre and Ben Fisher's Damascus at the Wagner New Play Festival. During the 2017- 2018 season he has taught at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, University of Montana and the University of Denver, worked on the movement in The Curious Incident.... at Mixed Blood Theatre and directed Peer Gynt at UCSD.

Now living in Missoula, Montana he is a free lance teacher and director with upcoming projects at Colorado State University and Phamaly Theatre Company.

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