The LA Drama Critics Circle nominations were awarded on March 19. The Odyssey Theater received a special award for Sustained Excellence. Norbert was nominated for Lead Performance as the Commandant in Way to Heaven, but unfortunately, he did not win. Congratulations to the Odyssey Theater for their achievement!A video clip from this play can be found here: Norbert as Commandant: Way to Heaven
Norbert has an extensive theatrical background, with well over forty stage credits. Several of these plays are featured here: The Kepler Project, Way to Heaven, The Arsonists, Coyote Cycle, Mary Barnes, See Under: Love, Taking Sides, The Three Sisters and Times Like These, for which Norbert won awards for his outstanding performance as Oskar Weiss. His co-star in Times Like These, Laurie O'Brien, also won an Ovation Award for her performance as Meta Wolff.
Won 2003-2003 Ovation Award as Best Actor and LA Weekly Award in 2003 as Best Actor forTimes Like These.
Krapp’s Last Tape, Odyssey Theater, 2017Todd, The Gary Plays /Charles’ Story, Atwater Village Theater, 2016Johannes Kepler, The Kepler Project, Morrison Planetarium, San Francisco, 2013The Commandant, Way to Heaven, The Odyssey Theater Ensemble, 2012Gottlieb Biedermann, The Arsonists, The Odyssey Theater Ensemble, 2010Todd, Charles’ Story, Pacific Resident Theater, 2009Hans Eisler, Silent Partners, The Workman’s Circle/Arbeiter Ring, 2007Clown Show for Bruno Schultz, Irish Repertory on 22nd Street, NYC, 2006Oskar Weiss, Times Like These, Capital Repertory Theater, Albany, 2004 - 2005Oskar Weiss, Times Like These, Traveling Jewish Theater, San Francisco, 2004Mr. Jones, Danny Boy, Mark Taper Forum, LA, 2003Oskar Weiss, Times Like These, Padua Playwrights, Los Angeles, 2002Neigel, See Under: Love, Traveling Jewish Theater, San Francisco, 2001Trickster, The Coyote Cycle, Vineyard Playhouse, Martha’s Vineyard, 2000Helmuth Rode, Taking Sides, Brooks Atkinson Theater, Broadway, New York, 1996Myths and Tangos, Actors and Directors Lab, LAFriederich, The Ramp, South Coast Repertory TheaterHeads, Padua Playwright Festival, 1991The Hunger Education, Mark Taper Forum, LAVershinin, Three Sisters, Dallas Theater Center, 1985Trickster, The Coyote Cycle, LA Theater Works, 1985Trickster, The Coyote Cycle, Randall Davey / Audobon Estate, Santa Fe, 1984David Reed, Black Hole in Space, MET TheaterVictor Salt, Eminent Domain, Matrix Theater, 1983Eddie, Mary Barnes, Odyssey Theater Ensemble, 1982-83The Visit, Padua Hills Playwrights Festival, 1981The Man Who Killed Buddha, Padua Hills Productions, 1980Decius, Julius Caesar, Matrix Theater, 1978Cypher, The Company Theater, 1978Brecht Project, Odyssey Theater EnsembleWe Tell Stories, Improvisational Theater, 1976Public Works, Church in Ocean Park, 1976Wilfred Boese, Skyjack ‘76: Entebbe, La Mama of HollywoodBad Conscience, Calendula Present Theater, 1975Provisional Theater:American Piece, Schoenberg Hall, LA Dr. Faustus, Dominus Marlow XA - A Vietnam PrimerMac Heath, Three Penny Opera, Odyssey Theater, 1970-72The Serpent, Odyssey Theater Ensemble, 1970-72Changes, Improvisational Theater, 1969Don’t Step on a Line, Merry Street Theater, 1968
My deepest and most sincere thanks to Norbert for providing so many of the images and a great deal of the information used within the theater section of this website.
Many video clips from Norbert’s theater performances are available on his professional website. These can be found by visiting the Theater section of that website.
Congratulations to the entire Odyssey Theater Ensemble for a very successful run with the play and for the outstanding reviews!FYI -- stills and reviews are available on the The Arsonists pagehere. The reviews were great. This was an LA Times “Critic’s Choice” pick, and the LA Weekly said “Go!”
The Odyssey TheaterLos Angeles, CAYou can follow all of the plays at the Odyssey Theater by visiting their website.
DidYouKnow?Norbert's directorial credits include:Coyote Cycle at the Magic Theatre, and Heads at the Mark Taper Forum New Works Festival.
Check out this link on Google Books. This will take you to page 50 of a book entitled Beyond the Boundaries: American Alternative Theater, by Theodore Shank. On Page 50 he talks about this play, a history of the people of Vietnam.