Oscar A. Mendoza was born in Valencia, Venezuela. He has a BA in Directing and Design at the National School of Performing Arts in Caracas, Venezuela and a program for theater professionals at Brooklyn College. Oscar has been Director, Set and Lighting designer for all of the plays he has directed since 1992. He has shared his work with theaters with diverse styles from Latin American Center for Theater Studies to the Caracas International Theater Festival. He was invited to attend the Lincoln Center Directors Lab 2003 and 2004 and has trained with Odin Teatret of Denmark both as a Director and as an actor in his country. His most important works are: The Improvisation of The Soul or The Sheppard Chameleon by Eugene Ionesco; A Turtle Named Dostoievsky by Fernando Arrabal; The Deceased and The Hand by Rene de Obaldia and Fernando Josseau and The Tiger by Murray Schisgal. NYC credits: It's not Me by Gregory Xenopolus at the Greek Cultural Center in Astoria, Mother Wove the Morning by Carol Lynn Pearson at the Shetler 54 Showcase Theater in Manhattan; Cop Out by John Guare at the Gene Frankel Theater In Manhattan; LOCOMOTIVE by Matthew Paul Olmos at the Gene Frankel Theater, House by David Bromley at the New York International Fringe Festival, The Hand and The Hen by Fernando Josseau within the Midtown International Theater Festival, Striptease into The trip to Bahia Blanca by Griselda Gambaro equally at the Midtown International Theatre Festival obtaining 3 nomination to MITF Awards 2008, Designer X Your Face or What are you doing Here by Maria Alexandria Beech as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity obtaining 3 awards and Manhattan Project by Ricardo Garcia being awarded as Best Director. The Father by August Strindberg awarded as Outstanding Overall Production for a revival and Best Sound Design. Oscar is currently producing his new project making his debut as playwright with "From No to Nobody" witch is dedicated to his theater hero Richard Foreman.