Artist Bio

Robert O’Hara

(Bio as of September 2019)

Robert O’Hara (Director, In The Sick Bay of the Santa Maria) has received the NAACP Best Play and Best Director Award, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, two Obies and the Herb Alpert Award.  He directed the world premieres of Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play, Nikkole Salter and Dania Guiria’s In the Continuum, Tarell McCraney’s The Brother/ Sister Plays (Part 2), Colman Domingo’s Wild with Happy, Kirsten Childs’ Bella: An American Tall Tale, as well as his own plays, Mankind, Bootycandy and Insurrection: Holding History.  Other directing credits include Raisin in the Sun (Williamstown Theater Festival), BLKS (MCC), Black Superhero Magic Mama (The Geffen Theater), Uni/Son (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and Macbeth (Denver Center for the Performing Arts).  Additional playwriting credits include Zombie: The American (Woolly Mammoth Theater) and Barbecue (The Public Theater).