Directing 

Vanessa Lock was the Theatre Arts Director at Oakton High School for 14 years before retiring in 2022.  During that time she directed and produced a multitude of plays, one acts and musicals. Vanessa has a BFA in Theatre from Ithaca College.  She has lived in LA where she performed improvisation and worked in TV and Film.  She now lives in the DC area where she works and "plays."  She has a very patient husband and son who are a huge support system.

Directing Resume

 Recent Credits 

Musical Direction:

The Addams Family Musical  |  Oakton High School Performing Arts​  |  2022

Catch Me If You Can  |   Oakton High School Performing Arts  |  2019

Titanic the Musical  |   Oakton High School Performing Arts  |  2018

Les Miserables  |   Oakton High School Performing Arts  |  2017

The Phantom of the Opera  |   Oakton High School Performing Arts  |  2016

Mary Poppins  |   Oakton High School Performing Arts  |  2015

Play Direction:

Murder on the Orient Express   |   Oakton High School Theatre   |   2021

 

Still Life with Iris  |   Oakton High School Theatre   |   2021

 

Wild Oats   |   Oakton High School Theatre   |   2019

Men on Boats   |   Oakton High School Theatre   |   2019

The Taming of the Shrew   |   Oakton High School Theatre   |   2018

Peter and the Starcatcher   |   Oakton High School Theatre   |   2018

21 Chump Street   |   Oakton High School Theatre   |   2018

Almost, Maine  |   Oakton High School Theatre   |   2017

Acknowledgements
 

Oakton High School Theatre:

Brandon Victor Dixon Award  |   The Addams Family   |   Best Musical

 

NCA Cappies Nomination   |   Catch Me If You Can  |   Best Musical

NCA Cappies Nomination   |   Titanic the Musical  |   Best Musical

VHSL One-Acts Sectionals   |   Optics  |   2nd Place - Runner Up

NCA Cappies Nomination   |   Treasure Island  |   Best Play

DC Metro Theater Arts   |   Mary Poppins  |   Best of 2015

NCA Cappies Nomination   |   Suite Surrender  |   Best Play

NCA Cappies Nomination   |   Oklahoma!  |   Best Musical

NCA Cappies Nomination   |   The Foreigner  |   Best Play