Brooke O’Harra (she/her) is a director, artist and performer. She co-founded The Theater of a Two-headed Calf. O’Harra developed and directed all 14 of Two-headed Calf’s productions including the OBIE Award winning Drum of the Waves of Horikawa (2007 HERE), Trifles (Ontological Hysteric Incubator 2010), and the opera project You, My Mother (2012 La Mama ETC, 2013, River to River Festival).
O’Harra conceived, directed, scripted, and performed in the Dyke Division’s live serial Room for Cream (Four seasons - 28 episodes) at La Mama, ETC 2008-10 and at the New Museum 2017. Brooke and the Dyke Division were also featured in The New Museum’s 40th Anniversary Show “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon.”
For several years she has been creating and performing a nine-part directing/performance project, I am Bleeding All Over the Place: Studies in directing or nine encounters between me and you. Brooke is also the co-creator of a collaborative performance with artist Sharon Hayes called Time Passes. Time Passes is an 8-hour performance that uses the book-on-tape recording of Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse as its spine. She is currently developing an opera with new music ensemble Yarn/Wire, Composer Tyshawn Sorey, and poet Ross Gay titled Be Holding.
Brooke is the Co-director of the Performance Intensive http://www.performanceintensive.org.