From our friends at BRAVA!
Brava Studio Sessions and BACCE present a staged reading Tuesday at 7 p.m. of Robert O’Hara’s provocative comedy,Bootycandy – a series of short pieces – plays, sermons, sketches – that follows the story of Sutter as he embarks on an outrageous odyssey of his boyhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms and even nursing homes in a kaleidoscope of meta-theatrics that weave a portrait of growing up black and gay.
Robert O’Hara is an accomplished playwright and director. His play Antebellum, won the 2010 Helen Hayes for Outstanding Play and is published in two anthologies. His play, Insurrection: Holding History, had its World Premiere (directed by O’Hara) at the New York Shakespeare Festival and a West Coast Premiere at American Conservatory Theatre. The piece received the Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Play and was subsequently published by both TCG and Dramatist Play Service. His play Etiquette of Vigilance was produced in the Steppenwolf First Look Festival 2010 and ACT/Zeum recently produced his play, Good Breeding. As a director, O’Hara received an OBIE Award for his direction of the World Premiere of the critically acclaimed In The Continuum at Primary Stages. He directed the World Premiere of Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2), co-production at McCarter Theater/ New York Shakespeare Festival. He has directed at the Magic Theater CTG/Kirk Douglas Theater, Alliance Theater, and City Theater and directed the critically acclaimed World Premiere of Bootycandy at Woolly Mammoth. His wrote and directed the Black horror movie, The Inheritance (available on Netflix) and is currently an Adjunct Professor at NYU/TISCH School of the Arts.