Jeanie O'Hare


Jeanie O'Hare

Represented By

Mel Kenyon

Head of Department

Executive Assistant - Zephy Losey

Rachel Taylor

Jeanie O’Hare is a writer, dramaturg and creative producer. She collaborates on books for musicals, edits classical texts and writes original plays. She was Director of New Work Development at the Public Theater in New York, and Chair of Playwriting at Yale School of Drama. She trained at the Royal Court Theatre and worked as Company Dramaturg for the Royal Shakespeare Company where her work included Michael Boyd’s Histories, and over thirty large-scale productions by writers such as Tarell Alvin McCraney, David Adjmi, debbie tucker green, and Ukrainian writer Natal’ya Vorozhbit. She commissioned and developed Matilda the Musical. In 2018, her play Queen Margaret, premiered at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, rescuing Queen Margaret from four Shakespeare history plays and creating a single drama. She is a published short story writer. Current Projects in development as story consultant include Gatsby (musical), composed by Florence Welch & Thomas Bartlett with a book by Martyna Majok. She is a regular judge on major playwriting prize juries. She is the co-author, with Elizabeth Freestone, of 100 Plays to Save the World a collection of essays detailing the current climate science alongside dramas that tackle the climate emergency.