Playwrights Horizons: Bootycandy (writer and director), Bella: An American Tall Tale (director). He has received the NAACP Best Director Award, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, two Obie Awards, and the Oppenheimer Award. He directed the world premieres of Nikkole Salter and Danai Gurira’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. He has also written Zombie: The American (Wooly Mammoth) and Barbecue (The Public Theater).
(as of 10/24/17)
Smart, searing, and sensationally funny. Robert O'Hara reveals an important asset for a playwright to make his mark: fearlessness.—The New York Times
Ferociously funny! When Robert O’Hara writes comedy, outrageousness is a given. He’s a lampoonist with a trenchant take on American culture and a gift for ferociously satiric one-liners.—Los Angeles Times