Jean O'Hara holds a Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies at York University. They are currently a professor at the University of Alberta. She is a director, divisor, dramaturge, and clown. Jean has trained at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and has taken a master class in African Theatre with Femi Osofisan and the Tectonic Theater Project. He has also studied and applied Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed both in the community, on stage, and in the classroom. Their research is centred on Two-Spirit/LGBTQ+ theatre and performance and social justice theatre.