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Mark JasterWhile you may recognize Oran Sandel from many years on the Washington Revels stage, Oran has been a performer and teaching artist in the Washington area for 34 years. Many of those years (the 1970’s) were spent in fledgling ventures like New Playwright’s Theater , Back Alley Theater and Liz Lerman’s Dance Exchange, or with better established theaters like The Harlequin Dinner Theater, until Mr. Sandel landed with Arena Stage’s Living Stage, where he spent the next 23 years bringing theater to the forgotten people of the DC area.

Having left his position as Artistic Director there in 2001, he is now working as a freelance consultant, teacher, writer, director, and performer. He can be seen these days in the Washington Revels’ Christmas and May Revels, in various performances at the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater, and performing his one-man shows, In Leonardo’s Workshop and Professor Wingnut Wants to Fly at venues from the National Air and Space Museum, to schools in Casper Wyoming, through the Smithsonian Scholars in the Schools program.

He teaches improvisation at the Shakespeare Theatre, Center Stage and the Theatre Lab, and is a teaching artist with Adventure Theatre as well as the Washington Revels, where he teaches the K-1 class to continue the tradition of song, dance and storytelling.