The Department of Theater is proud to be partnering with School House to bring Ridgway playwright Charlie O'Leary to campus this fall, as part of the Fall Staged Reading Series and the 2021-22 School House Anti-Racism Experience (SHARE). Events will include:
FRIDAY OCTOBER 29
4:00 pm ~ The Cube
Artist Meet and Greet
with Ridgway playwright Charlie O'Leary and director Kareem Fahmy
SATURDAY OCTOBER 30
7:00 pm ~ Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center
A Conversation with the Artists
with Ridgway playwright Charlie O'Leary & director Kareem Fahmy
Moderated by Professor Michael Ganio
Immediately following the performance ~ Bentley Theater
with Ridgway playwright Charlie O'Leary
The events listed above are all free; for information on purchasing your tickets for the Ridgway staged reading performance on October 30 in the Bentley Theater, click HERE.
About the Playwright
Charlie O'Leary is an alumnus of the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, the Advanced BMI Workshop, the Brooklyn Generator, Crashbox Theatre Company's Write Play Launch, the Fornés Playwriting Workshop, and Project Y Playwrights Group. His plays have additionally been developed and presented by the Artist Co-op, the Dare Tactic, Dartmouth College, Dixon Place, Dreamwell Theatre, the Flea Theater, the Fresh Fruit Festival, the Habitat, the Iowa New Play Festival, Jersey City Theater Center, Loading Dock Theatre, Middle Voice at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the PIT, Pipeline Theatre Company, the Samuel French OOB Festival, Shuga Pie Supreme, the Tank, Theatre Now New York, and the University of Notre Dame. His short works have been published by Methuen Drama and Theatre Now New York, with licensing by Music Theatre International. He has been a finalist for the DVRF Playwrights Program, Sanguine Theatre Company's Project Playwright, the Woodward/Newman Drama Award, and two-time finalist for the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference; a semifinalist for the Ars Nova Play Group and three-time semifinalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference; and recipient of an Iowa Arts Fellowship and a New York Innovative Theatre Award. His song "A Date" (music by Helen Park) was a selection of the BMI Workshop Smoker; his songs have also been performed at places like 54 Below, Don't Tell Mama, the Duplex, and the West End Lounge. He is currently pursuing his MFA at Iowa Playwrights Workshop.
Funded by the Office of the President, The Office of the Provost, the E.E. Just Program, School House, and the Department of Theater.