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Ashley O'Mara

Ashley "Aley" O'Mara is a freelance writer and dramaturg and a PhD candidate in English at Syracuse University.

Ashley “Aley” O’Mara is a freelance writer, dramaturg, and PhD candidate in Syracuse, NY. Their writing has appeared in America and Rewire, and they have consulted on productions ranging from Richard III to Pansy Craze. They are currently a Humanities Center Dissertation Fellow at Syracuse University, where they are completing their dissertation on asexuality in early-modern drama and poetry. They also co-edit the Syracuse English graduate blog, Broadly Textual Pub. Follow them on Twitter: @ashleymomara.

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Something for Everybody

Something for Everybody

Radical Inclusion in a Modern Adaptation

20 February 2020

Aley O’Mara discusses Will Davis’s production of Everybody at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC.

 two actors onstage
Unmanly Grief

Unmanly Grief

Performing A Trans Hamlet

10 September 2019

Aley O’Mara reflects on Daniel Winder’s Hamlet and speaks to the lead—trans actor Jenet Le Lacheur—about the titular character in this production being nonbinary and transfeminine.