Jean O'Hara holds a Ph.D. in Theatre Studies at York University. The primary focus of her work is devised ensemble-based theatre that addresses socio-political issues. Jean has collaborated with the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the Dell' Arte International School of Physical Theatre. She has also studied and applied Augusto Boal's theatre for social justice both in the community and the classroom. Jean has been directing and teaching theatre for the past fifteen years and her research interests include Indigenous theatre and representation and queer performance.