Olivia Buntaine believes in theater that brings everyone to the table - starting with those of us who haven't been invited. Using ensemble-based and consent-focused pedagogy, Olivia makes work about power, privilege, violence and love. She has a soft spot for classical theater, but loves bringing the gravity she learned from ancient texts to devised and contemporary work as well. Find her most of the time at her current home, as the Artistic Director and Founder of Project Nongenue.


  • Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare, Associate Director, Theatricum Botanicum Young Reparatory, 2015

  • Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Project Nongenue, Echo Park Garden Gallery, 2017

  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, Project Nongenue, The Lounge Theater, 2018

  • Trojan Women by Euripides, Project Nongenue, Hollywood Fringe Festival, 2018

  • Winner of the Fringe Encore Award and Nominee for Best Ensemble Piece

  • Grand Canyon P*ssy (or How to be Queer in Utah) by Anna Renee Winget, Sorority Theater Projects, Lyric-Hyperion Theater, 2018

  • Medea: A Soliloquy or The Death of Medea by Constance Strickland, Theater Roscius, Human Resources, 2019

  • The Tragedy of Medusa (original work), Project Nongenue, Son of Semele, 2019

  • What You Will (or Twelfth Night), Project Nongenue, The Actor’s Company, 2019, A Noise Within, 2020