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Bootycandy - Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire

Bootycandy

Robert O'Hara

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Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573703980

Sutter is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and even nursing homes. A kaleidoscope that interconnects to portray growing up gay and black.

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Description

Full Length Play

Satire/Political Satire

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language, Nudity/Partial Nudity

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway, Lambda Award for Drama

WINNER - 27th Annual Lambda Literary Award, Best LGBT Drama of 2014/15
NOMINEE - 2015 2 Lucille Lortel Awards
NOMINEE - 2015 Drama League Award, Best Play

Robert O'Hara's semi-biographical subversive comedy tells the story of Sutter, who is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and even nursing homes. O'Hara weaves together scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta-theatrics to create a kaleidoscope that interconnects to portray growing up gay and black. Robert O'Hara’s uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and… BOOTYCANDY.


REVIEWS

"SMART, SEARING, AND SENSATIONALLY FUNNY. Robert O'Hara reveals an important asset for a playwright to make his mark: fearlessness." - The New York Times, Read More

"EXPLOSIVE. Insanely entertaining and completely engaging." - New York Magazine, Read More

"SASSY AND SAUCY! You may never think of the words ‘booty’ and ‘candy’ the same way ever again." New York Post, Read More

“FUNNY, SMUTTY AND ENTICINGLY SUBVERSIVE. A Toxically Satiric Portrait of American Life.” - Washington Post, Read More

"The punch line in O’Hara’s work? His recognition and dissection of that ill-fitting straitjacket called political correctness." - New Yorker, Read More 

"...outrageous...lively...O'Hara's play is all the more powerful for being so fearlessly unpredictable." Los Angeles Times, Read More


RELATED ARTICLES ON BREAKING CHARACTER

BOOTYCANDY Takes LAMBDA Literary Lammy Award for LGBT Drama
by Courtney Kochuba
June 2, 2015

A Bold Exploration Into BOOTYCANDY
by Rebecca Schlossberg
June 30, 2015


Bootycandy had its world premiere in June 2011 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Howard Shalwitz, Artistic Director, Jeffrey Herrmann, Managing Director) in Washington, D.C. It was directed by Robert O’Hara. Bootycandy premiered in New York City in August 2014 at Playwrights Horizons.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

ACTOR ONE - Black Woman (age 20–30) plays: Young Black Mom, Adella, Big Shirley, Writer 1, Young Sibling, Intifada.

ACTOR TWO - Black Man (age 20–30) plays: Sutter.

ACTOR THREE - Black Woman (age 30–40) plays: Eudarrie, Lucy, Writer 2, Middle Aged Mother, Genitalia.

ACTOR FOUR - Black Man (age 30–40) plays: Reverend Benson, Writer 3, Step Father, Larry, Old Granny.

ACTOR FIVE - White Male (age 20–40) plays: Roy, Clint, Moderator, Officiant, White Man.

Videos
  • Scene from Bootycandy, Playwrights Horizons

  • Robert O'Hara talks Bootycandy, Playwrights Horizons

  • Trailer, Playwrights Horizons

  • Trailer, Wilma Theater

Author
Robert O'Hara

Robert O'Hara

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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