While Associate Director of ATC, Oliver created the Literary, Audience Development, Education and Ambassador programmes while also directing many productions including The Vagina Monologues, The Blue Room and Ladies Night. He then went on to work with Silo Theatre as both a director and Board member as well as host the flagship arts show Frontseat for TVNZ. He has also been creative director at renegade TV station ALT TV, host of Sunrise for TV3, and a director of television on everything from Shortland Street to Power Rangers. Throughout this time, he continued to both direct and star in theatre including Twelfth Night, The Goat, Assassins, Thom Pain, Betrayal, Rabbit, Glide Time, Bash, Reuben Guthrie, Bare, Red, Belleville and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Amadeus. Jesus Christ Superstar. Red. The Pillowman. Twelfth Night. Caligula. The Talented Mr Ripley. The Shape of Things. Ladies' Night. The Bellbird. The Vagina Monologues. Stones in His Pockets. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. The Blue Room. Wit. Serial Killers. The Judas Kiss.