Charlie Oh

Charlie Oh

Charlie Oh is a Chicago-born playwright living in Brooklyn. He is an incoming fellow at The Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. A graduate of Northwestern University, he studied playwriting under Laura Schellhardt. His play "Long" is a 2019 Honorable Mention for The American Playwriting Foundation's Relentless Award.

He is a member of the BMI...
Charlie Oh is a Chicago-born playwright living in Brooklyn. He is an incoming fellow at The Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. A graduate of Northwestern University, he studied playwriting under Laura Schellhardt. His play "Long" is a 2019 Honorable Mention for The American Playwriting Foundation's Relentless Award.

He is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop, a SongSpace Grant recipient, a participant in the Catwalk Writer’s Residency, winner of the Disney/NMI 2018 New Voices Project, and The Craig Carnelia Songwriting Award. His work has been presented across New York at venues such as 54 Below and Lincoln Center.

As an actor: The Lincoln Center production of "The King and I" (directed by Bartlett Sher), "All These Small Moments" (Tribeca Film Festival) and "Love-40" (upcoming, director Fred Wolf).

Plays

  • LONG
    Blending comedy and Kabuki, pornography and Peking Opera, LONG explores the legacies of colonialism in Asian American communities. Thomas “Tommy Long” survives in the gay porn industry with one simple rule: know your role. For him, that is the submissive Asian geisha. When James, a new ripped Asian actor, joins the company, Thomas begins to question if he can be something more. Can he upend the prejudices of...
    Blending comedy and Kabuki, pornography and Peking Opera, LONG explores the legacies of colonialism in Asian American communities. Thomas “Tommy Long” survives in the gay porn industry with one simple rule: know your role. For him, that is the submissive Asian geisha. When James, a new ripped Asian actor, joins the company, Thomas begins to question if he can be something more. Can he upend the prejudices of the porn industry? And at what cost? An exploration of the legacies of racism, misogyny, and homophobia within Asian American communities.