Emily Oesterle

Academic Department Specialist, Visual & Performing Arts

Emily Oesterle, an Arkansas City native and Cowley College alumnus, is a theatre professional with a background in Arts Administration and Office Management. In addition to her work at Cowley College, Ms. Oesterle (as Emily Rose Parman) is a freelance theatre director and costume designer, working primarily in the Kansas/Oklahoma area, as well as in New York City.

Select directing credits include: Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Lauren Gunderson's The Revolutionists, Stephen Karam’s The Humans, Kate Hamill’s Sense & Sensibility and Arthur Miller's The Crucible.(Ponca Playhouse), PUFFS... by Matt Cox, Chekhov’s Three Sisters, and Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice. (Northern Oklahoma College), Parlor Tricks by Charlotte Lang-Bush (Fresh Fruit Festival, festival award winner), Generation (Laz)Y by Ashley Rogers (The TANK NYC), The Triumph of Love by Marivaux, and Middleton & Dekker's The Roaring Girl (Hudson Warehouse), The Young Ladies..., þæt wæs gōd cyning, and the Cocktails and Classics Reading Festival (Turn to Flesh Prod.).

Ms. Oesterle is also a prolific costume designer, and three time nominee for the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Costume Design. Ms. Oesterle holds an AA in Theater from Cowley College, and a degree in Musical Theatre Performance from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.