Robert O'Hara: Discussion and Signing

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome playwright Robert O'Hara for a discussion about his recently published plays Bootycandy and Barbecue. The February 10th, 5:00pm event is free to the public and will be followed by a signing. Copies of the plays, published by Theatre Communications Group, will be available for purchase ($16.95). 

Robert O'Hara is a playwright and director. His play Antebellum received a world premiere production from Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, and earned him a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play. He reworked The Wiz for its revival at La Jolla Playhouse. He wrote and directed the world premiere of Insurrection: Holding History (Public Theater, Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Play). As a director, he received an Obie Award for his direction of In the Continuum (Primary Stage/Perry Street Theater) and an NAACP Best Director Award for Eclipsed. He directed the world premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brother/Sister Plays (McCarter Theatre, The Public Theater), and has also directed at Yale Repertory Theatre, Center Theatre Group, American Conservatory Theatre, Magic Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Goodman Theatre, and many others. 

The Drama Book Shop, a 2011 Tony Award Honoree for Excellence in Theatre, is located at 250 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Events are free to the public. To learn more, please visit 

"Searing and sensationally funny... As raw in its language and raucous in spirit as it is smart and provocative."—The New York Times

"Funny, smutty and enticingly subversive. . . . A toxically satiric portrait of American life."—Washington Post

Event date: 

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

250 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
Barbecue / Bootycandy (Tcg Edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781559364959
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Theatre Communications Group - June 26th, 2016