Profile picture for user rohara
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 Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter's In The Continuum, Tarell McCraney’s Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2), Colman Domingo’s Wild with Happy and his own plays, BootyCandy and Insurrection: Holding History. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at NYU/TISCH School of the Arts and the Mellon Playwright in Residence at Woolly Mammoth Theater.

Why Robert O'Hara, Why Woolly Mammoth?
Essay

Why Robert O'Hara, Why Woolly Mammoth?

15 March 2016

Miriam Weisfeld and Robert O'Hara express the mutual benefits of their collaboration through the Playwright Residency.

Two Residents, One Play
Essay

Two Residents, One Play

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb on writing and Robert O'Hara on directing The Totalitarians at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

27 June 2015

Ronee Penoi sits down with Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and Robert O’Hara to discuss their process working on The Totalitarians Woolly Mammoth last year.

Making the Residency Work for You
Essay

Making the Residency Work for You

Robert O’Hara, Playwright-in-Residence at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

12 October 2014

Commons Producer Ronee Penoi interviews Robert O’Hara, Playwright-in-Residence at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, DC.

In Search of the Artistic Home
Essay

In Search of the Artistic Home

28 February 2012

Jamie Gahlon has asked theatre artists from around the country to talk about their personal search for an artistic home. Robert O'Hara continues this series.

A portrait of Robert O'Hara.
Hybrid
Essay

Hybrid

27 October 2011

I am a director. I am a playwright. It has taken me many years of hard work to come to appreciate what each of those professions require and to experience them both independently and combined.