Image: Brooke O’Harra giving notes to Room for Cream performers at the club at La Mama E.T.C April 2008. Photo: Nina Hoffmann
Presented in conjunction with “Brooke O’Harra: I am Bleeding All Over the Place: Studies in Directing or Nine Encounters Between Me and You” (May 16–24), this panel investigates the dictates and desires of the directorial function.
Brooke O’Harra is a freelance director. She is also Cofounder (with composer Brendan Connelly) of the Theater of a Two-headed Calf and has developed and directed all of their productions. Her most recent Two-headed Calf production, the opera project “You My Mother,” had two runs in NYC, one in 2012 at La Mama ETC and one in 2013 at the River to River Festival. O’Harra also directed, wrote for, and performed in the Dyke Division of Two-headed Calf’s live lesbian soap opera “ROOM FOR CREAM.” O’Harra is currently working on several projects: two performance projects with her partner Sharon Hayes—“Times Passes” (the Performing Garage, NYC) and “Act Two” (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam); a new musical with Lisa D’Amour and Connelly using Jack Spicer’s “Billy the Kid” poem; and “I am Bleeding All Over the Place: Studies in Directing or Nine Encounters Between Me and You” at the New Museum. She is an Assistant Professor at Bates College.