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  • Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience in association with Brava present Robert O'Hara's


Directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe

Photo by Kolmel W Love

Date & Times
Thursday, Mar 2 – 7pm
Friday, Mar 3 – 8pm
Saturday, Mar 4 – 8pm
Sunday, Mar 5 – 3pm

Robert O'Hara's semi-biographical subversive comedy Bootycandy follows the story of Sutter as he embarks on an outrageous odyssey of his boyhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms and even nursing homes, in a kaleidoscope of meta-theatrics that weave a portrait of growing up black and gay in America. Unfolding in a series of short scenes, sermons, and sketches, Bootycandy interrogates the intersection of blackness, queerness and artistry.  

"A treat for the theatrically daring" - San Francisco Chronicle

"Laugh-out-loud moments galore... bringing tears of hilarity followed quickly by tears of the pathos behind the humor" – Theatre Eddys


Bootycandy features an all-star ensemble of Kehinde Koyejo, Rotimi Agbabiaka, Indiia Wilmott, Aaron Wilton, and AeJay Mitchell as Sutter. Meet the cast!

Photo by Zack Dezon. 

Photo by Zack Dezon. 

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.  O’Hara’s 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, as well as directed the critically acclaimed World Premiere of Bootycandy at Woolly Mammoth. O’Hara 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.

As raw in its language and raucous in spirit as it is smart and provocative
— The New York Times

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