Beethovan Oden*

Beethovan Oden*



was born into a family of musicians and raised in the rich cultural diversity of Oakland, California. Beethovan is a graduate of the Academy for Performing Arts at Skyline High School, received a BFA in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts, and earned an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University’s Meadow School of the Arts. He has also trained with The Acting Conservatory of Chautauqua Institution, the School at Steppenwolf, Labyrinth Theater Company, and Upright Citizen’s Brigade. Select theatre credits include The Bluest Eye, Intimate Apparel, The Mountaintop, Master Harold…And the Boys, The Fabulous Miss Marie, Argonautika, A Raisin in the Sun, Our Town where he was recognized for his turn as the Stage Manager, and My Children! My Africa! for which he received the Ossie Davis Award for his portrayal of Thami. Regionally, he has appeared onstage at Santa Cruz Shakespeare, New Stage Theatre, Aurora Theatre Company, Colorado Shakespeare, Indiana Repertory, Florida Repertory Theatre, Capital Stage Company, and Virginia Stage Company. Since settling in New York City, he has worked Off-Broadway with New Federal Theatre, Luna Stage, Metropolitan Playhouse and The Bushwick Starr. In addition to his theatre credits, Beethovan has also appeared on-screen in national campaigns for AT&T, Direct TV, and Visa Check Card, and has guest co-starred on Wu -Tang: An American Saga on Hulu, FBI: Most Wanted on CBS, The Last O.G, Shondaland’s upcoming Netflix series, Inventing Anna, and Power Book II: Ghost on Starz

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