Oscar is a director, producer and workshop leader. He is Artistic Director of SPECIFIQ (www.specifiq.co.uk) and works in London and the East Coast of America.
Oscar is proud to be part of a team working towards the first ever modern adaptation of Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge. Read more here! Currently in the UK, Oscar is developing a new musical with Udi Ngethe, frontman of Papa and the JimJams, and is in pre-
Most recently in 2015, Oscar directed TRUTH: The Musical by Keni Fine and Tony Small, as part of the celebrations for Black History Month at THEARC Theater in Washington DC. This world premiere production starred Olivier Award Nominee April Nixon as Sojourner Truth, and was live-streamed by VirtualArtsTV to audiences across America and beyond.
For SPECIFIQ, Oscar has written and directed O Little Town, a wintry love-story in Covent Garden, Giants of Old (co-written with Adam Usden), a commission from North London’s prestigious Harrow School, Whisky Dusk, an immersive 1920s experience at Micklefield Hall in Hertfordshire, and before that The Black Staircase – a commission for the World Heritage Site in Durham, and SPECIFIQ’s inaugural production. This first multi-
Oscar spent two years on the Emerging Artists Scheme at Northern Stage, Vermont, and maintained a strong relationship with the theatre, later directing Sleuth and Romeo and Juliet (“A true pleasure… an engrossing and affecting production” – The Vermont Standard; “Blustin…shows a sophisticated talent” – The Valley News). In September 2009 and 2010, Oscar toured productions of Twelfth Night and Macbeth in the North East of America and held a series of Shakespeare-
In 2010 and 2011, Oscar directed comedy group Kieran and the Joes throughout their residency at the Leicester Square Theatre, then took their show Teampowered to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Daily Telegraph awarded the show 5 stars and described it as “a relentlessly hilarious show, craftsman-
Oscar has produced or directed new-writing at The Finborough (The Domino Heart) and Theatre503 (Steve And Then It Ended) and co-directs new-writing theatre company First Sight with actor/director Jane Jeffery. Before that, while studying English Literature at Durham University, Oscar took on Artistic Directorship of the Durham Drama Festival and devoted it entirely to finding and showcasing new theatre-
Oscar is a member of Young Vic Directors’ Scheme, and is proud to have served on the board at the Watford Palace Theatre. He complements his directing work with professional production photography (www.oscarblustinphotography.com).