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Awards and Nominations
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 for
Times Like These.
Krapp’s Last Tape, Odyssey Theater, 2017
Todd, The Gary Plays / Charles’ Story, Atwater Village Theater, 2016
Johannes Kepler, The Kepler Project, Morrison Planetarium, San Francisco, 2013
The Commandant, Way to Heaven, The Odyssey Theater Ensemble, 2012
Gottlieb Biedermann, The Arsonists, The Odyssey Theater Ensemble, 2010
Todd, Charles’ Story, Pacific Resident Theater, 2009
Hans Eisler, Silent Partners, The Workman’s Circle/Arbeiter Ring, 2007
Clown Show for Bruno Schultz, Irish Repertory on 22nd Street, NYC, 2006
Oskar Weiss, Times Like These, Capital Repertory Theater, Albany, 2004 - 2005
Oskar Weiss, Times Like These, Traveling Jewish Theater, San Francisco, 2004
Mr. Jones, Danny Boy, Mark Taper Forum, LA, 2003
Oskar Weiss, Times Like These, Padua Playwrights, Los Angeles, 2002
Neigel, See Under: Love, Traveling Jewish Theater, San Francisco, 2001
Trickster, The Coyote Cycle, Vineyard Playhouse, Martha’s Vineyard, 2000
Helmuth Rode, Taking Sides, Brooks Atkinson Theater, Broadway, New York, 1996
Myths and Tangos, Actors and Directors Lab, LA
Friederich, The Ramp, South Coast Repertory Theater
Heads, Padua Playwright Festival, 1991
The Hunger Education, Mark Taper Forum, LA
Vershinin, Three Sisters, Dallas Theater Center, 1985
Trickster, The Coyote Cycle, LA Theater Works, 1985
Trickster, The Coyote Cycle, Randall Davey / Audobon Estate,
Santa Fe, 1984
David Reed, Black Hole in Space, MET Theater
Victor Salt, Eminent Domain, Matrix Theater, 1983
Eddie, Mary Barnes, Odyssey Theater Ensemble, 1982-83
The Visit, Padua Hills Playwrights Festival, 1981
The Man Who Killed Buddha, Padua Hills Productions, 1980
Decius, Julius Caesar, Matrix Theater, 1978
Cypher, The Company Theater, 1978
Brecht Project, Odyssey Theater Ensemble
We Tell Stories, Improvisational Theater, 1976
Public Works, Church in Ocean Park, 1976
Wilfred Boese, Skyjack ‘76: Entebbe, La Mama of Hollywood
Bad Conscience, Calendula Present Theater, 1975
American Piece, Schoenberg Hall, LA
Dr. Faustus, Dominus Marlow
XA - A Vietnam Primer
Mac Heath, Three Penny Opera, Odyssey Theater, 1970-72
The Serpent, Odyssey Theater Ensemble, 1970-72
Changes, Improvisational Theater, 1969
Don’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.
Theater Info, News, and Links
Congratulations to the entire Odyssey Theater Ensemble for a
very successful run with the play and for the outstanding
FYI -- stills and reviews are available on the The Arsonists page
here. The reviews were great. This was an LA Times “Critic’s
Choice” pick, and the LA Weekly said “Go!”
The Odyssey Theater
Los Angeles, CA
You can follow all of the plays at the Odyssey Theater by
visiting their website.
Did You Know?
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.