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Is He Dead? (2013)

By Mark Twain, Adapted by David Ives

Adams Pool Theatre, Harvard University

Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club

Photos by Anna Zhong

“A night of fake mustaches, cross-dressing, revenge, French accents, and staged deaths ensued at Adams Pool Theatre in Mark Twain’s play “Is He Dead?” which ran through Sunday. With clever staging by director Olivia M. Munk ’16 and hilarious acting, the production was intriguing and funny, perfectly executing Twain’s witty script.”

“Is He Dead?” Alive and Well - The Harvard Crimson, October 2013

In Other Words (2014)

An original musical by Mike Ross & Sam Pottash

Loeb Ex Theatre, Harvard University

Harvard-Racliffe Dramatic Club

Photos by Ashley Garrett

“Simultaneously ludicrous and contemplative, the show creates a story that speaks to a generation not used to communicating face-to-face through a combination of excellent acting and directing by Olivia M. Munk ’16…In a musical that is in part about awkward social relations, character interactions must be precise to naturally portray unease; fortunately Munk’s blocking as well as the cast’s interpretation of their respective characters showcase the characters’ discomfort effectively.”

"In Other Words" Finds All the Right Words - The Harvard Crimson, April 2014

The Importance of Being Earnest (2015)

By Oscar wilde

Original Music by Eric Corcoran

Farkas Hall, Harvard University

Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club

Poster By renee zhan, photos by lance katigbak

“Experienced actors and intelligent direction pull through to make it a cleverly delivered, flawlessly timed production built for levity and amusement…This production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” is a well-timed, well-directed exercise in purposeful cleverness.”

'The Importance of Being Earnest' Brings Wilde to Brooklyn - The Harvard Crimson, October 2015

Hansel and Gretel (2015)

Music by Engelbert Humperdinck
Libretto by Adelheid Wette

Performed in an English translation by Constance Bache

agassiz theatre, Harvard University

Harvard College opera society

Poster By katherine moon

“This candy-sweet tale…presented an impressively layered interpretation of the classic Grimm story…The fluid set changes added a sense of spontaneity, almost magic, to the production—for example, the chorus of forest sprites efficiently dismantled the chairs and tables of Hansel and Gretel’s home and turned the stage into a soft forest clearing in the transition from Act I to Act II.”

Harvard College Opera’s 'Hansel and Gretel' Captivates - The Harvard Crimson, February 2015

H.M.S. Pinafore (2016)

By Gilbert & Sullivan

Agassiz Theatre, Harvard University

Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players

“Olivia Munk’s excellent stage direction elevated a mostly traditional setting of a mostly traditional work by tightening the characters beyond the letter of Gilbert’s somewhat leaky libretto.”

Four Cheers for a Well-Bred Pinafore - The Boston Musical Intelligencer, April 2016

“The show…featured spot-on direction executed by a superb cast, impressively tight orchestration, thoughtful and professionally performed choreography, and a beautiful set and costumes to boot…Munk successfully coached the actors to tease out these social burdens with both wit and flair on stage”

Smooth Sailing for HRG&SP’s H.M.S. Pinafore - The Harvard Crimson, April 2016

Soundbytes

Conceived by Olivia Munk

Produced by Dylan Marcaurele, Taylor Vandick, and Eli Schleicher

Advised by Brian Lowdermilk

Adams Pool Theatre, Harvard University

Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club

“Soundbytes” was an original, student-written songcycle conceived and directed by Olivia Munk in 2016. Over the course of five weeks, student composers and songwriters were advised by award-winning composer Brian Lowdermilk. Mr. Lowdermilk then led students in a one-day writing and composition master class. The students’ work was then performed in the Adams Pool Theatre at Harvard University.

STOP (2017)

A new musical written & composed by Annabelle mutale reed & leo Munby

Pegasus Theatre (Oxford), C South (Edinburgh Fringe), The Cockpit (London)

The Oxford University Dramatic Society

“Taking on depression, anxiety, addiction and the scope of mental illness, yet creating an honest, engaging and ultimately uplifting musical theatre work is extraordinary; a privilege to witness…Direction is wonderfully restrained in keeping with the full sense of the piece.”

-Stop – A New Musical | Edinburgh Festival Fringe, C south, Musical Theatre Review ★ ★ ★ ★ ★