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Robert O’Hara has received 2 NAACP Awards (Best Director and Best Play), the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, two OBIE Awards, Alpert Award and the Oppenheimer Award. He directed the world premieres of Nikkole Salter and Dania Gurira’s In the Continuum, Tarell McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2), Colman Domingo’s Wild with Happy, Kirsten Childs’ Bella: An American Tall Tale, as well as his own plays Mankind, Bootycandy and Insurrection: Holding History. His recent plays Zombie: The American and Barbecue world premiered at Woolly Mammoth Theater and New York Shakespeare Festival, respectively. His recent directing projects include Kirsten Childs’ The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at City Center/Encores Off Center, Universes’ Uni/Son (inspired by the poetry of August Wilson) at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Slave Play at New York Theatre Workshop. He holds a Directing M.F.A. from Columbia University.