Barbecue / Bootycandy (TCG Edition)


Barbecue / Bootycandy (TCG Edition) Author Robert O’Hara
ISBN-10 1559364955
ISBN-13 9781559364959
Year 2016-11-15
Pages 96
Language English
Publisher Theatre Communications Group
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Searing and sensationally funny As raw in its language and raucous in spirit as it is smart and provocative The New York Times Funny smutty and enticingly subversive A toxically satiric portrait of American life Washington Post When I told my mother that a theater was putting on my play Bootycandy her response was What Bootycandy These white folks are going to let you put on a play called Bootycandy Are they crazy And my response was Yes Yes indeed Robert O HaraSutter is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home his church dive bars motel rooms and even nursing homes The journey uncovers characters who are at once fascinating zany controversial and even a bit smutty painting a portrait of life as a societal outlier Based on the author s personal experience Bootycandy is a kaleidoscope of sketches that interconnects to portray growing up gay and black This subversive uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and BOOTYCANDY Robert O Hara is a playwright and director His play Antebellum received a world premiere production from Woolly Mammoth Theater Company and earned him a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play He reworked The Wiz for its revival at La Jolla Playhouse He wrote and directed the world premiere of Insurrection Holding History Public Theater Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Play As a director he has won an Obie Award and an NAACP Best Director Award and has worked at acclaimed theaters throughout the United States

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