Live Oakes Educational Theater

369 Catalina Way

Vallejo, CA 94589


Phone: (707) 643-7819
or (415) 497-1715



Live Oakes
Educational Theater

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Awards & Accolades

In the Wake of Gold is based on The Journey of the Frolic, by Dr. Thomas Layton, and on the Ukiah Players' dramatization, co-written and performed by Michael Oakes, which received the

Merit Award for

Interpretive History

California Historical Society

Mr. Oakes' scripts have also garnered awards for nationally syndicated Earth Watch Radio:

Environmental Education Award

National Education Association


Global 500 Award


 "Inspiring!  Absolutely wonderful!  The kids got so much more out of history." 
      -Sam Murdock, 5th grade Teacher

 "Thank you for the incredible theatre experience you provided for my son. He will never forget it.  I feel so lucky he could partake in your great talent as an actor and a teacher."
       -Alison Quoyeser, Parent

 "It was everything I hoped for.  Michael was enthusiastic and incredibly prepared. He worked very hard and blended our history curriculum with his performing arts skills.  The children loved learning about historical characters. Every week they asked me, "Is Michael coming this week?"
       -Jenny Walsh, 5th Grade Teacher
 “Michael is fabulous!  He is organized, an effective performer, and his classroom management is now superb! Some shy students really came forward. He made all the difference.”
     -Mickey Carson, 4th grade teacher

"He is very easy to collaborate with, and always quite flexible. There's always a Plan B."
     -M. Gutierrez, K/1 teacher