Blythe H. de Oliveira Foster

Instructor in Theater and Dance
Appointed
2001

Education

M.A. University of California - Santa Barbara

M.F.A. Columbia University

B.A. Bryn Mawr College

Biography

Blythe de Oliveira Foster (she/her/hers) values collaborations as a performance maker, actor, educator, caregiver, producer of new plays and community engagement liaison. California acting credits: American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, Aurora Theatre, Shotgun Players, Marin Theatre Company, SF Playhouse, San Jose Rep, TheatreWorks, Word for Word, foolsFURY, PlayGround and the Hollywood Fringe Festival. New York credits: Classic Stage Company, The Lion Theatre, The Tank, and Repertorio Español and The Bushwick Starr with Caborca. Blythe graduated from the MFA Acting Program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts and apprenticed at Bread & Puppet in Vermont.

She has taught acting, voice and devised theater at University of California Santa Barbara and worked as an artist in residence with youth in San Francisco Bay Area K-12 public schools. Passionate about supporting emerging artists, she has produced for Launch Pad New Plays (world premieres by playwrights KJ Sanchez, Yussef El Guindi, James Still) and served as a community engagement liaison for Holcombe Waller’s Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, produced by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Blythe is currently writing a play with music about her Vovó’s (grandmother’s) immigration journey from Brazil to Miami. She trained as a voice teacher with Kristin Linklater in New York and on Orkney Island. She looks forward to participating in new projects within the Exeter community! www.blythefoster.com