Jean O’Hara

Jean is currently a PhD Candidate at York University. The┬áprimary focus of her work is devised ensemble based theatre that addresses socio-political issues. Jean has collaborated with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the Dell’ Arte International School of Physical Theatre, as well as the Klamath Theatre Project, which addressed environmental justice issues faced by Indigenous communities. In her most recent project, Jean collaborated with Wiyot filmmaker, Michelle Hernandez, to create a film that deconstructs the representation of Native people and “pioneers” via iconic roadside statues. Her┬áresearch interests include Indigenous theatre and representation, and queer performance.