Posts Tagged ‘Robert O’Hara’

Robert O’Hara Tweaks The Mountaintop for Arena Stage Co-Production

The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s award-winning play about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the night before he was killed at Memphis' Lorraine Motel, is enjoying a post-Broadway life at Arena Stage. But those who saw the work on Broadway should go into the new production with no preconceptions, because this version promises to be radically different.
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Outside the Black Box: A Chat With Robert O’Hara

Robert O'Hara's Bootycandy is rich in '80s-specific references—Jheri curls, the moonwalk, Superman underpants—but it's mostly about examining associations and stereotypes, not conjuring them. The play takes on sex, sexuality, and the challenges of growing up black and gay, and audiences have responded with their wallets. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has extended its run of the [...]

Alt.Queer Roundup: Capital Pride for the Rest of Us

It's Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, and D.C.'s Capital Pride has already begun, with the much-anticipated parade set for next weekend. The annual celebration has taken place in the District since 1975, and lately it's been partnering with local healthcare providers, political advocates, and even religious organizations. Pride's always a great and educational time, but it's [...]