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Rose Oser (she/they) is a theater producer, writer, and performer. ​She is the book writer of Shoshana in December, a new queer Hanukkah musical (December 2022 production Custom Made, Relentless Award Honorable Mention 2022, December 2021 reading Z Space, NEA ArtWorks recipient) and Tinderella: the modern musical (April 2018 world premiere FaultLine and Custom Made, March 2022 production Portland'5). She has produced and hosted over 30 performances of Tinder Disrupt, San Francisco’s hit PowerPoint dating show at PianoFight.



She worked at Z Space in San Francisco from 2017-2022, first as the Literary and Grants Manager, then Associate Artistic Director, then Interim Producing Director, a new leadership position appointed by the Board of Directors. She co-led the organization during the pandemic and produced the world premiere of The Red Shades: A Trans Superhero Rock Opera. Other notable producing credits at Z Space: Problematic Play Festival (LMDA Bly Grant) and the world premiere of Ripped by Rachel Bublitz (Will Glickman Award).



As the Co-Artistic Director of FaultLine Theater in San Francisco from 2016-2019 (recipient of the Annette Lust Award in 2018), she mounted full productions of new works by Karina Cochran, Barry Eitel, Vanessa Flores, Dan Giles, Jake Jeppson, Nayia Kuvetakis, Luna Malbroux, Savannah Reich, and Andrew Saito. She worked as the Grant Writer for American Conservatory Theater from 2014-2017. She holds a BA in Rhetoric from University of California, Berkeley.

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The Closing of San Francisco’s “Anti-Theatre” Theater Venue
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The Closing of San Francisco’s “Anti-Theatre” Theater Venue

18 April 2023

Artist and producer Rose Oser interviews Rob Ready and Duncan Wold about the closing of PianoFight, the San Francisco company and venue they co-founded that shuttered in March 2023.

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