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 OLeary is a lyricist in the Advanced BMI Workshop, a co-founder of Open Booth Theatre Company, and an alumnus of the Project Y Playwrights Group, the Brooklyn Generator, the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, and the Fornés Playwriting Workshop. Full-length plays include Rail (reading: Crashbox Theater Company; Seven Devils finalist), The Allies (reading: Unabridged Productions/The Habitat), Humiliation Play (reading: Brooklyn Generator Next Draft; O’Neill NPC semifinalist), and The Shampoo Effect (reading: Jersey City Theatre Center). Plays with music include Two Star Motel (songs by Patrick Spencer, produced: The Dare Tactic/Pace University), The Exposed Bone Workshop Collective... (music by Karl Hinze, reading: Loading Dock Theatre), and Other Apocalypses (reading: University of Notre Dame). His short plays have been presented by #serials@theflea, the Middle Voice at Rattlestick, Rule of 7x7, Forever Dog Productions/The PIT, Yes Noise/The High Line, and Project Y Theatre. His song “A Date” (music by Helen Park) was a selection of the BMI Workshop Smoker; his songs have also been performed at places like Don’t Tell Mama, The West End Lounge, and The Duplex. Dramaturgy credits include readings of Jeff Augustin’s The Last Tiger in Haiti (NYTW) and The New Englanders (The Lark), and a workshop of Anne García-Romero’s Provenance (Notre Dame). Charlie has read plays for Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage Theatre, Urban Stages, the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Bret Adams Agency, and Playscripts. He has produced or associate produced shows at Abrons Arts Center, Under St. Marks, and a high school bathroom. BA: Notre Dame.