Olivia is a Boston-based actor, singer, and deviser currently pursuing her MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company. Her recent work includes Ensemble/Deviser in Caridad Svich's An Acorn (a world premiere directed by Mauricio Salgado), Viola/Cesario in Twelfth Night (directed by Addie Gorlin), and Shizu Proctor in Civil Sex (directed by Ken-Matt Martin). Prior to her training at Brown/Trinity, Olivia earned her bachelor's degree in English and Dramatic Arts at Harvard College.
Olivia's roots in performance are in classical voice. Her work in opera and operetta includes Gretel in Hansel und Gretel, Naomie in Cendrillon, Yum Yum in The Mikado, and Josephine in HMS Pinafore. Olivia has also worked regionally in musicals at Greater Boston Stage, North Shore Music Theater, Reagle Music Theater, and Trinity Repertory Company. This longtime passion for voice informs and deepens her work in acting and devising, and music plays an integral part in all of her projects. As Olivia continues to venture into the artistic world, she is committed to celebrating female voices and stories, challenging gender-based expectations, and thoroughly investigating the portrayal and understanding of women in classical and contemporary canons.
Offstage, Olivia can be found feeding her love for all things Harry Potter, whether it's rereading the series or traveling across the Atlantic specifically to do Harry Potter-related activities. Her favorite book in the series is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and her favorite artifact at the Warner Brother's Studio Tour in London is the scaled replica of Hogwarts Castle (used for aerial shots in the films).