Smiling elder Black man with glasses in front of garden

Antone "Tony" Olivier

He/Him

Facilitator

Antone “Tony” Olivier is a longtime pillar of the Oakland community. Tony recently retired from a 40+ year career teaching visual and performing arts primarily at Saint Mary’s College High School in Berkeley, California where he mentored generations of young artists, including the acclaimed Ryan Coogler, director of the film, Black Panther, and served as Artistic Director for 60+ theatrical productions. Tony has developed and directed multiple performance programs for schools and community organizations throughout the East Bay with the Theatrical Directors for the City of Oakland Dramatic Arts program, through the Oakland Parks and Recreation Department since 1980.

Tony received a BFA from UC Berkeley, and completed post graduate studies with curricular emphasis on the performing arts of theatre and music at CSU East Bay.

As a performer he is a recipient of a Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Award for acting, and a National College Theatre Award winner as Performer, Musical Director, and Composer of Original Music for a production of “OEDIPUS REX,” performed at the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington D.C.