Presenter Profile

Amy Osatinski

Guest Artist, Oklahoma City University

Dr. Amy Osatinski, Assistant Professor of Theatre History for OCU’s School of Theatre, is a director, intimacy choreographer, author, scholar, teacher, and performer. She holds a PhD in Theatre from the University of Colorado, Boulder, an MA in Education from the University of Colorado Denver, and a BA in Theatre from the University of Denver. Amy is a graduate of Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, CO where she was an officer in Thespian Troupe 1730 (a very long time ago…). Amy is a proud Associate Member of the Stage Director's and Choreographer's Society and has directed dozens of production in professional, community, and educational theatres. Some of her favorites include the Colorado regional premiere of Spring Awakening with Ignite Theatre, Cabaret and Legacy of Light at The University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Newsies at Theatre Cedar Rapids in Cedar Rapids, IA, and The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds at CU Boulder. From 2008-2013 Amy ran the theatre program at Heritage High School in Littleton, CO (Troupe 3759). Amy also serves as an Artistic Consultant for Forgelight Theatre Works in Denver, CO, and recently served as the Intimacy Choreographer for their production of Lizzie the Musical. 

Amy is also a prolific scholar and her interests include: Disney Theatrical Productions, contemporary theatre, musical theatre, popular culture, and the intersection of digital media and contemporary theatre. Her first book, Disney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way, which is the first scholarly book to examine the production practices of the theatre division of the Walt Disney Corporation, is available on Amazon. Visit to learn more about Dr. Amy and her work.

Amy's Workshops

    What the %#(_‚Äč@%) is a Dramaturg?

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, Tech, , / Regular

    Do you love reading plays? Are you a wealth of random knowledge about a million seemingly unrelated things? Are you fascinated by connections between theatre, history, and culture? Do you dream about working on new plays and musicals? Then you might be a dramaturg! Join this workshop to learn more about the job of a dramaturg and to do some dramaturgy!