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Clifford L. Odle

Lecturer in Theatre Arts, College of Liberal Arts


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Cliff Odle is a playwright, actor and director. He is a native of New Jersey and has been involved with theatre around the country. His plays have been performed in Boston, New York, San Diego and other areas. Some recent highlights: His play Running the Bulls was featured in the SlamBoston festival; his play The Ahern Fox was a finalist in the 2007 Kennedy Center Theatre Festival; Lost Tempo will be a part of the Whistler in the Dark play reading series. He is a resident playwright for the educational theatre group Theatre Espresso where he co-wrote their play about the 1957 Little Rock desegregation case called The Nine: Crisis in Little Rock. He also teaches playwriting at the Sondra Feinstein Gamm Theatre Studio in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. As an actor he has worked for The Huntington Theatre Company (Brendan, King Hedley II), Up You Mighty Race (Fences), Company One (Last Days of Judas Iscariot, 103: Within The Veil), Wheelock Family Theatre (Saint Joan) and a variety of other theatres in New York and San Diego. He can also be seen as a background artist in the movies Fever Pitch and What’s the Worst that can Happen? and played a state trooper in an episode of Brotherhood (Showtime). His directing work includes plays such as The Colored Museum, The Diary of Anne Frank, Amadeus, Agnes of God, and The Chairs. He is also founder of Jersey Voices, a one act play festival that has been producing the work of New Jersey playwrights for over fifteen years.