Nigel O'Hearn

Palindrome Theatre Co-founder
Artistic Director, Resident Playwright


Nigel O’Hearn’s plays have been produced in Edinburgh and New York as part of the International Fringe Festivals there, and at various theaters in Austin, TX.
From 2009-2012, Nigel served as the Artistic Director and Resident Playwright of Palindrome Theatre - one of Austin’s most critically praised and publicly esteemed  companies during their tenure - producing in their final season alone: All My Sons (Best production, Austin Critic’s Table 2012-2013); his adaptations, Accidental Death of an Anarchist (2012-2013 Critic’s Table and B. Iden Payne nominations, Best Comedy), and A Hedda Gabler (Finalist, 2012 International Ibsen Festival, National Theatre of Norway); as well as an equity workshop premier of his play, The Attic Space
As a teacher, Nigel has taught playwriting and play analysis with Theatre Action Project (now Creative Action), Texas Arts Project, and McCallum High School’s Performing Arts Academy (2009-2010 teaching-playwright in residence).
He is a graduate of St. Edward's University, where he was a Presidential Award recipient and Brown Scholar for his work in Theatre.