Homer's Coat

Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson are founding members of Homer's Coat - a creative collective that explores foundational literature. An actor and a director respectively, they both develop, write and edit the pieces they make together. The creative process differs according to subject matter but the lens through which they view the theatrical medium makes for unique, energetic, imaginative performative experiences. Together they created the stage piece, "An Iliad" over a period of 5 years, utilizing video, video transcriptions, improvisation, original music, and diligent research.

Currently they are developing a piece based on the Bible entitled, "The Good Book", commissioned by the Court Theatre in Chicago. "The Good Book" tells the story of the chaotic birth of the Christian Bible and how it came to be the most influential text in all of human history.

"An Iliad" has received multiple awards including the Joseph Jefferson Award (Chicago), 5 Craig Noel Awards (San Diego), Gregory Award (Seattle), Drama Desk Nomination (New York), The Obie Award (New York), and The Lucille Lortel Award (New York).