Jeanie O’Hare to Chair Playwriting Department at the Yale School of Drama

Jeanie O’Hare, a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has been appointed chair of the department of playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. O’Hare has been with the Royal Shakespeare Company since 2005. Previously, she was literary manager for the Hampstead Theatre.

O’Hare trained as a sculptor a the Falmouth School of Art in Cornwall.

“Jeanie O’Hare has distinguished herself as a unique and profoundly accomplished theatre artist,” according to James Bundy, dean of the Yale School of Drama. “For nearly 20 years, she has cultivated relationships with playwrights from around the world and developed work that has been produced and celebrated internationally. I am certain that her vital creative intelligence and generous collaborative spirit will inspire not only the playwriting department, but also the entire Yale School of Drama community.”

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