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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy
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Full Length Play
Fantasy, Adventure, Period
Time Period - Contemporary, 19th Century
No intermission, Stage Combat
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
Strong Language, Nudity/Partial Nudity
Black issues, Feminism, Friendship, LGBT issues, Love, Memory, Parenting/Family, Politics, Slavery
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
"…bold, intimate and outrageous. It is as dangerous and daring as it is playful and knowing. Robert O'Hara's voice is unique and overflowing with theatrical invention." —George C. Wolfe. "Extraordinarily, vastly entertaining, fearlessly free and off-the-wall and yet deeply meaningful, Robert O'Hara's INSURRECTION is one of the most amazing new plays in recent years." —San Francisco Post. "…one seriously hilarious and hilariously serious play…remarkably exciting, deeply provocative, comically profound…" —San Francisco Examiner. "…[a] time-bending comic fantasia…toying with accepted notions about history, race and sexual identity…" —NY Times.
Ensemble cast, Flexible casting, Multicultural casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
Robert O'Hara has received the NAACP Best Director Award, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, the OBIE, and the Oppenheimer Award. He directed the World Premieres of Tarell McCraney's Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2), Colman Domingo's Wild with Happy, and his own plays, BootyCandy and Insurrection: Holding History. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at NYU/TISCH School of the Arts and ... view full profile
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