Maddie O’Hara is a freelance director, producer, coach, and teacher based in New York City. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, she moved to the city in 2011 where she met and began Associate Directing for Tony nominated Gabriel Barre. Since then, Maddie has AD’d for many acclaimed directors, and recently teamed up with Lori Petty (Orange Is the New Black) to open the world premiere of TRIAL by playwright Ashley Griffin. Maddie has also served as a resident director for the sketch comedy sensation Blogologues and a resident AD for the Off Broadway Rock Cabaret Rock-N-Roll Debauchery. Most recently, she directed the developmental reading of Samuel, a new play by Alexis Roblan, produced by Front Porch Readings.
Maddie is the Associate Producer for Bound For Broadway, a weekly showcase of talent that takes place on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm. Started in 2008 by John Forslund, Bound for Broadway was created as a way for up and coming singers who wanted an outlet to perform for an audience in an intimate cabaret setting. Contact Maddie to set up an audition appointment!
Maddie also has extensive experience teaching and performing improv. An alumni of The Second City Training Center, she began her teaching career at Gotham City Improv in Manhattan as a faculty member and house team performer. Maddie currently teaches regular freelance improv classes, as well as beginners courses at the prestigious Broadway Dance Center. Maddie has taught everything from private classes to 8-week workshops, and has taught at such places as Beyond the Stage Academy and The Girl Scout Leadership Institute.
In her free time, Maddie can be found playing cards with her girlfriend Galyana and their two cats Mustard Seed and Alligator. She hopes you enjoy the site, invites you to book a session, and is excited to collaborate with you soon!