BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA – Post Show Discussion

We are joined by…

Playwright, Anna Ouyang Moench

Director, Peter Richards

Our Cast, Arye Gross and Jacqueline Misaye

And the Natural History Museum’s Ornithologist, Dr. Allison Shultz.

A Word from Lola Luvv…

October 20, 2023

Get a sneak preview of the solo act BEFOK with the show’s lead… Lola Luvv! At the Odyssey through November 5th!

Peter Richards, our director for “Birds of North America,” talks with us about the themes in our upcoming production.

Ron Sossi (Artistic Director; and Writer/Director of “Elephant Shavings”) tells us about the inspiration behind “Elephant Shavings.”

Our box office manager, Heather, is taking us backstage at the Odyssey!

“Thresholds of Invention” at Odyssey Theatre, is where artistic brilliance meets its first audience! Join us as Tony Abatemarco takes us behind the scenes of this groundbreaking series, providing a unique platform for artists to showcase their unreleased masterpieces…

An ongoing series here at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Vanessa Hernández Cruz (she, her, ella) is an interdependent Chicana Disabled dance artist & Disability Justice activist. She is from the unceded lands of the Tongva & Kizh lands colonially known as Los Angeles, California. She graduated from California State University Long Beach with her BA in Dance Science. The World Premiere of her latest piece, “Metal, Plastic, Skin” is part of our Dance at the Odyssey Festival — coming July 23, 2023.



Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!):


Recurring Music at the Odyssey artist, Ken Marshall, tells us about his experience working with Stephen Sondheim & Leonard Bernstein, and his musical inspirations.

Ken is an internationally esteemed actor and singer who has had a lustrous and extensive career onstage both on and off Broadway as well as in film and television. Ken starred as the “Prince” in the Original Production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods which debuted at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986. His success continued as he starred as “Tony” in the first revival of West Side Story on Broadway which opened in 1980 directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. A year prior, Ken starred as “Ferdinand” in a highly critically acclaimed Mark Taper Forum Production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest where the great Anthony Hopkins played “Prospero”. Ken’s success translated onto the screen as he played the title role of “Marco Polo” in the highly acclaimed television series Marco Polo. He has had numerous success since these giant accomplishments all over the country such as playing the recurring role of “Michael Eddington” in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Ken is a graduate of the Juilliard Drama school Group 6 to which his fellow graduating class consisted of his contemporaries such as Kelsey Grammer, Frances Conroy, Kevin Conroy, and so many other wonderful actors. John Snow is thrilled and honored to bring Ken Marshall back to the stage for this show. It is not to be missed.


Let’s take a behind the scenes look at our production, PICNIC! Symphony Canady plays Millie Owens and takes us through a “day of her life”…