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Olivia Hartle

Point Park University
PhD student
Pittsburgh, PA
Olivia Hartle is a theatre director, improviser, facilitator, and coach, and she is currently working on her PhD in Community Engagement at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to relocating to Pittsburgh, Olivia was active in the New York theatre scene, where she ran BIG Theatre Company, a creative collaboration lab for the ongoing development of original work and the artists who make it. Over the past decade, Olivia has designed and facilitated dozens of community-based workshops and classes, working with groups like the LGBTQ+ Center at Pace University; conducting conflict resolution training for resident assistants at NYU; and training students and staff facilitators in Interactive Peer Theatre at St. John's University. Olivia is also a certified practitioner of Human-Centered Design, and she participated in joker training with Theatre of the Oppressed NYC in 2018. Olivia holds an M.A. from New York University, a B.A. from St. John’s University, and a certificate in design thinking from Parsons School of Design.