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Robert O'Hara


Robert O'Hara: Writer & Director | Biography
Home, Contact & Scripts. Photo by Zack Dezon (2015).

Steppenwolf Theatre Company: Biography of Robert O'Hara
Robert O’Hara has received the NAACP Best Director Award, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, the OBIE and Oppenheimer Award. He directed the World Premieres of Nikkole Salter and Dania Guiria’s In the Continuum, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays (The Brothers’ Size), Colman Domingo’s Wild with Happy and his own plays, BootyCandy and Insurrection: Holding History. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at New York University Tisch School of the Arts and the Mellon Playwright in Residence at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

 Playwright Robert O'Hara On ‘Bootycandy’ And Being Black And Gay In America
There’s one play in SpeakEasy Stage Company’s present season that requires a disclaimer. On its website, SpeakEasy includes this warning for “Bootycandy,” Robert O’Hara’s sometimes outrageous, frequently provocative comedy: “This play is called BOOTYCANDY, so they’ll be talking about booty, and showing some booty. That means strong language, mature themes, and full nudity. You’ve been warned.” TheArtery 90.9wbur - Boston's NPR Newsstation.

Interview with Robert O'Hara
YouTube video: published 04.09.2014. Have a seat with writer/director Robert O'Hara and find out where "Bootycandy" came from, where it is now, and where it's headed.

Scene from Robert O'Hara's Bootycandy
YouTube video: What does "bootycandy" really mean? Find out in this excerpt of the opening scene to Robert O'Hara's "sassy and saucy" (NY Post) hit show.


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