a trans toronto based playwright,
production designer, and occasional
photographer who can usually be
found in jazz club or playing
dungeons & dragons.



Outreach Coordinator
Toronto Fringe Festival
apr 2023 - present
- utilizing social media and in person outreach systems to bring audiences into the Fringe
- working collaboratively and independently to create community bonds in toronto’s theatre scene

Community Consultant 
Theatre Passe Murialle
apr 2023
- consulted and contributed to discussions around language and trans community for the marketing of TPM’s show Trace
- lent knowledge of organizations, collectives, and individuals in the community

Set Design Intern
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
sept 2021 - dec 2021
- learned and assisted theatre costing for 2022
Rhubarb Festival
- sat in on meetings and tech workshops key to
the theatre environment

Production Designer
april 2020 - present
- worked on various short films and theatre projects, building sets from scratch and sourcing wardrobe
- cultivated knowledge of interior, object, and fashion history for a number of period pieces 
- featured and won in film festivals including yorku’s finish line film festival, Toronto Lift Off film festival, and ALTFF film festival

Freelance Photographer
Self employed
jan 2019 - mar 2021
- self started and ran creative, finanical, and organizational sides of the business
- shot a wide variety of material including studio portraiture and events


OCADU b.des in enviornmental design,
class of 2023
semester studying scenography at the
HfG in Karlsruhe, Germany (2022)

More About

Oliver Pitschner is a 21 year old transgender Toronto based
production designer slash playwright and photographer working
in theater. He explores themes of youth culture, identity, disability,
fate, irony, and mysticism through the lenses of comedy, camp,
and surrealism. He currently daylights as a theatre arts adminstrator,
working at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Recently, his one act play
Behold, A Man! was the recipient of Space Space Revolution’s
2023 Scholarship. His work as a production designer has been
awarded in a number of film festivals, and his photography
is featured in magazines such as FEELS mag (Toronto), Same Faces
Collective (NYC), and COSY mag (webzine). He is a recent graduate
from OCADU, earning a B.Des.