BARBECUE by Robert O’hara - Regional Premier Opens March 21st 2019.
“My idea of an American classic, or the kind of classic we need.” (Hitlon Als, from The New Yorker Review).
“A Satire That Puts us all Over The Coals” Chicago Tribune
“An Intervention with Love, Whiskey, & Insults” The NY Times
“A Ferociously Funny Way into Race and Identity” The LA Times
“Talking Trash: Robert O’Hara’s Barbecue” The New Yorker
ROBERT O’HARA has received the NAACP Best Director Award, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, two Obies and the Oppenheimer Award. He directed the world premieres of 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. His recent plays Zombie: The American and Barbecue world premiered at Woolly Mammoth Theater and New York Shakespeare Festival. His recent directing projects include, Kirsten Child’s Bubbly Black Girl at City Center/Encores Off Center, the Universes’ Uni/Son, inspired by the poetry of August Wilson at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He holds a Directing MFA from Columbia University.
Performance Dates: March 21st - April 13th
Rehearsal Dates: January 29th - March 21st (No rehearsals from Muses to Ash Wednesday)
Performance Location: The Fortress of Lushington
Leadership Team: Jon Greene & Torey Hayward