The Deepest Play Ever: The Catharsis of Pathos, 2012


Family Play (1979 to Present) set, 2014, The New Ohio Theatre.  

Geo Decas O’Donnell is writer, performer, educator and illustrator.  He is Co-Artistic Director of the ensemble-based theatre company CollaborationTown (CTown).  CTown has been devising theatre in New York City since 2003.  

His plays include:  

  • The Deepest Play Ever: The Catharsis of Pathos (FringeNYC Excellence Award for Outstanding Playwriting)
  • From Skull To Ghost
  • Mutant Water Babies (Music by Nicholas Williams)

With CTown he has co-created/written and performed in:

  • The Momentum (Fringe Excellence Award for Outstanding Production, 2010, GLAAD Media Award Nomination, Emerging America Festival)
  • Help Me To Make It
  • Family Play (1979 to Present)

Among many others, for a full list see

He has designed the sets for 6969, Help Me To Make It and FAMILY PLAY (1979 to Present).  Geo has studied playwriting with Paula Vogel, Charles Mee and Jeffrey Jones.  Over the years he has been involved in several improv and sketch comedy groups.  Together with CTown he has received several residencies at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, as well as Swing Space and Workspace grants from The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC).  CTown was an inaugural recipient of The New Ohio & IRT Theatre's Archive Alliance Residency, through which they developed Family Play (1979 to Present).    

Most recently, in 2017, he directed a workshop production of his play Mutant Water Babies at Drexel University.  As well as produced a developmental workshop of From Skull To Ghost as part of a Process Space residency grant from LMCC, directed by Jay Stull. 

He currently resides in Philadelphia where he teaches theatre at the Germantown Friends School. He also works with Yes! And... Collaborative Arts. 

BFA: Boston University.