Brava Studio Session presents a staged reading of Robert O'Hara's
An American Ma(u)l
Directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe
America is on the brink of economic disaster but the newly-elected President has a plan! Eli Whitney IV has invented a new cotton, a cotton crop that will save America and one that must be hand-picked, and the newly elected prez knows just who to press into service to pick it!
Robert O'Hara's scathing and hilarious political satire about the creeping return of enslavement in the 21st Century is eerily timely and insightful. Featuring members of the cast of Bootycandy.
This is a FREE event with a $5 suggested donation.
Robert O’Hara is an accomplished playwright and director. His play Antebellum, won the 2010 Helen Hayes for Outstanding Play and is published in two anthologies. His play, Insurrection: Holding History, had its World Premiere (directed by O’Hara) at the New York Shakespeare Festival and a West Coast Premiere at American Conservatory Theatre. The piece received the Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Play and was subsequently published by both TCG and Dramatist Play Service. His play Etiquette of Vigilance was produced in the Steppenwolf First Look Festival and ACT/Zeum recently produced his play, Good Breeding. As a director, O’Hara received an OBIE Award for his direction of the World Premiere of the critically acclaimed In The Continuum at Primary Stages. He directed the World Premiere of Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2), co-production at McCarter Theater/ New York Shakespeare Festival and has directed at the Magic Theater CTG/Kirk Douglas Theater, Alliance Theater, and City Theater and directed the critically acclaimed World Premiere of Bootycandy at Woolly Mammoth. He wrote and directed the Black horror movie, The Inheritance (available on Netflix) and is currently an Adjunct Professor at NYU/TISCH School of the Arts.
Image from Indiana University production, directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe.