Beethovan Oden (Solinus/Courtesan/Nell) is ecstatic to be making his Santa Cruz Shakespeare debut. A native of Oakland, California, he received his BFA in Theatre at Cornish College of the Arts. He has studied at Chautauqua Conservatory, the School at Steppenwolf and is currently receiving his MFA in Acting at SMU. Favorite roles include: Thamie (My Children, My Africa), Stage Manager (Our Town), Mr. Bohun (You Never Can Tell) and Telegin (Uncle Vanya). A Black Theatre Alliance Award winner (Thamie) and a nominee for the Camera’s Eye Award (Stage Manager), he is excited to be performing at home in the Bay area.