Charlie H. O'Leary


Six ten-minute plays about science, technology, and human connection. In these plays, a robot and a human have a love affair, a precocious young man invents a home-made time machine, a young playwright reflects on his 15 minutes of YouTube fame, a married couple have a deep dinner conversation, a boy scout gets in trouble for texting (and more), and a woman brings her MacBook to a computer store in the year 2048.

Charlie O’Leary is a playwright/dramaturg/songwriter. He is a lyricist in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, a member of the inaugural Playwrights Group at Project Y Theatre, and a Season Two Brooklyn Generator playwright. Full-length plays include Humiliation Play (reading: Brooklyn Generator), Rail (developed: Pipeline Theatre), Other Apocalypses (reading: University of Notre Dame), and The Shampoo Effect (developed: Project Y). Dramaturgy credits include Krik? Krak by Jeff Augustin (New York Theatre Workshop), The Wait by Ken Greller (Brooklyn Generator), and Provenance by Anne Garcia-Romero (O’Neill National Playwrights Conference selection). He’s read plays for Second Stage Theatre, Urban Stages, Project Y, Bret Adams Agency, and NYMF; and his songs have been heard at The Duplex and Don’t Tell Mama. BA: University of Notre Dame.