Cast & Creative

Creative

Jeanie O’hare

Commissioning Dramaturg

RSC: credits include Company Dramaturg at the RSC from 2005 to 2012.

Jeanie is Chair of Playwriting at Yale School of Drama. Originally trained as a sculptor, her first job in theatre was at the Royal Court, where she pulled Simon Stephens and Debbie Tucker Green (amongst others) out of the unsolicited pile. 10 years later she took over the RSC’s literary department. She commissioned and developed nearly 40 new plays, including the first new play ever to be produced on the main stage. She re-established the experimental RSC Studio. In 2006 Jeanie commissioned Dennis Kelly to write the book of Matilda The Musical and in 2008 she whispered the name Tim Minchin into the (stretchy) ear of Matthew Warchus. Then the magic began…