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Robert O'Hara; photo by Zack DeZon


Mainstage Theater

Written and Directed by Robert O’Hara

World premiere
Playwrights Horizons Commission

Civil Writer
Have you ever heard of the word…Feminism? It’s an old world term. Back when women walked amongst us.

Mark and Jason were keeping things casual until Jason got pregnant. But however unplanned the pregnancy was, nothing could be less expected than the chain of events it would set in motion. Robert O’Hara’s audacious, hilarious allegory envisions an uncannily familiar future – one long after women have gone extinct from centuries of mistreatment – where man’s capacity to f**k everything up soars to new heights.


André De Shields
Bobby Moreno
Anson Mount
Stephen Schnetzer
Ariel Shafir
David Ryan Smith

Costume Design: Dede M. Ayite
Lighting Design: Alex Jainchill
Original Music and Sound Design: Lindsay Jones
Video Design: Jeff Sugg
Hair, Wig and Makeup Design: J. Jared Janas & Dave Bova
Scenic Design: Clint Ramos

Playwrights Horizons Commission with the support of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.



This is a Man's World

The play crackles with humor, much of it arising from the seeming absurdity of the situation itself. But if the play begins by engaging restrictions of reproductive freedom, it doesn’t stop there. It would be unfair to spoil the characteristically unhinged twists of Robert’s plot; suffice to say, the bone he has to pick with the patriarchy turns out to be much bigger and more far-reaching.


Selected Works: Robert O'Hara

Playwright and director Robert O’Hara has a reputation for writing and staging wildly imaginative work that embraces taboo and flaunts convention.
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