Robert O’Hara at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Playwright

Robert O'Hara has received the NAACP Best Director Award, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, two OBIEs, and the Oppenheimer Award. He directed the World Premieres of Nikkole Salter and Dania Guiria’s In the Continuum, Tarell McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2), Colman Domingo’s Wild with Happy as well as his own plays, BootyCandy and Insurrection: Holding History. His new plays Zombie: The American and Barbecue, world premiered this season at Woolly Mammoth Theater and New York Shakespeare Festival, respectively.

Theatre

Woolly Mammoth's mission to ignite an explosive engagement between theater artists and the community by developing, producing, and promoting new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience, and by implementing new ways to use the artistry of theater to serve the people of Greater Washington, DC. View, edit or add to their profile on the New Play Map.

More from the Residency

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.