(he and him)

a trans toronto based playwright, arts administrator, designer, and occasional photographer who can usually be found
out dancing to post punk or playing
dungeons & dragons.

call me, beep me
at oliverpitschner@gmail.com.

Work Experience

Content Coordinator
Toronto Fringe Festival 
aug 2023 - present
- directs and collaborates on Fringe’s social
media for the Festival and Next Stage
- helmed creative direction of the look and
feel of Next Stage 2023

Marketing and Communications Specialist
Digital Health Canada
nov 2023 - present 
- performing backend web design and
management of eHealth’s website

Outreach Coordinator
Toronto Fringe Festival
apr 2023 - aug 2023
- utilized social media and in person outreach
systems to bring audiences into the Fringe

Social Media Manager
OCADU Artist Alley
sept 2021 - april 2022
- managed social media for the OCADU annual
Artist Alley

Food Services Coordinator
OCAD Student Union
may 2021 - mar 2023
- created social support and mutual aid systems
for students facing food insecurity at OCADU

Community Roles

24 Hour Playwriting Contest Juror
Toronto Fringe Festival
feb 2024
- reviewed and juried submissions to the Toronto
Fringe’s 24 hour playwriting competition 

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

Xpace Cultural Centre
mar 2022
- wrote published companion essay for Madison
Rudin’s installation ‘We Have Food at Home.’

Set Design Intern
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
sept 2021 - dec 2021
- learned and assisted theatre costing for 2022
Rhubarb Festival

More About

Oliver Pitschner is a 23 year old Toronto based playwright slash
designer and occasional photographer working in the performing arts.
In his work, he explores themes of youth culture, the family unit, fate,
religious fundementalism, and transsexual liberation, often through the
lenses of comedy, camp, and surrealism. He currently daylights as a theatre
arts adminstrator and marketing specialist, working for the Toronto Fringe
Festival. This year, his second production The Other Paris went on to a sold
out run at the Red Sancdcastle Theatre in Leslieville. Prior to that, 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. 


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