Oscar “Oz” Nava

Oscar Nava (he.him) is a California native who specializes in Performance, Mask and Puppetry, Poetry, and Visual Arts. He received his BA as a double major in Performance Theatre and Economics from Whittier College (2018), followed by his MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International (2021).

Currently, Oscar is excited to be performing as Hansel in Theatre West’s upcoming Storybook Theatre adaptation of Hansel and Gretel!

You can catch Oscar as a quadruped puppeteer and host for the National History Museum and La Brea Tar Pits, working closely with Dakota and Cali, the museum’s resident triceratops and sabertooth cat.

Questions and inquiries can be submitted via the Contact page. 

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: Coming to LA Communities Near You!

I am excited to be working alongside a wonderful bilingual group of actors for Theatre West’s Storybook Theatre in their touring adaptation of the classic Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale! Directed by Mario Rocha and Lloyd J. Schwartz, this children’s play will be making new rounds in LA neighborhoods as the script, originally written…

Virtual Showings Starting NEXT WEEK!

THE TWENTY-BY-TWENTY FRINGE FESTIVAL From the Lime Arts website, “Twenty-By-Twenty Fringe (TBTF) is a new pilot program that was conceived in an effort to provide a platform for artistic directors, theatre practitioners, and theatre-goers across the country to watch bold, innovative, and intimate new works created by the most refreshing and current voices, 20 year olds*.” I am…

Last Chance; Hansel & Gretel LIVE STREAM Dec 4-6

After two months of adapting and rehearsing for our production of Hansel & Gretel while following safety protocols, my 5-person Masters ensemble at Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre is having a blast broadcasting this piece LIVE on the Dell’Arte Facebook page. We still have a few shows left that you can tune into this…