HONORS / AWARDS

 

Translation

Batchelder Award 2017                    Cry, Heart, But Never Break (Translator)

 

Playwriting

Finalist (Eastport, Maine)                    Heideman Award, Actors Theatre, 2016 

Outstanding Performance Award (T.L.C.)             New York International Fringe Festival 2006 

Outstanding Playwriting Award (Half Life)            New York International Fringe Festival 2005

 

Fiction

First Prize                        Helen Magazine Premier Edition, 2015

Prize winner                         Carteret Writers Association, 2011

Winner                             Literal Latte fiction contest, 2010

Prize Winner                        Chattanooga Writers Association, 2016

Grant (Prose Fiction)                     New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 1992

 

SELECTED PLAYS – FULL LENGTH

 

Jane Burgoyne                        Staged Reading, The Northern Stage

                            Staged Reading, NNPN Fundraiser, 2018 (upcoming)        

Everyday Occurrences                    Multiple Developmental Readings, 2014

Patriot-Ism                        Multiple Developmental Readings, 2012-2014

Sextet For Lovers                        Developmental Reading - Abingdon Theatre, 2014

Blind Spot                        Developmental Reading – Active Theatre 2013

Jack The Prince of Ireland                     Production – Manhattan Children’s Theatre, 2008

Lecture, With Cello                        Production – Spotlighters Theatre, Baltimore, 2010

    Production – NY International Fringe Festival, 2008

Who Cares                        Urban Stages First Look series, 2007

T.L.C                             Production – NY International Fringe Festival, 2006

Half Life        Production – NY International Fringe Festival (with             extended run at The Flea Theatre, NYC), 2005

SELECTED PLAYS – SHORT / ONE ACTS

 

Doug & Ava Say “I Love You”                    Gallery Players New Play Black Box Festival, NYC, 2017

Knots                            Short + Sweet Sydney 2018 (shortlist, in progress)

                            NYC Queerly Beloved Reading Series Village Playwrights, 2017

Elvis’s Dog (Monologue)                    Claire Porter/Medicine Show, 2012

Dark Side Of the Moon                    Short + Sweet Sydney 2018 (shortlist, in progress)

                            NYC Downtown Play Festival, 2006

House Mates                        Downtown One-Act Play Festival NYC, 2004

Altoona in the Morning                    NYU, 1995

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Fiction Writing Workshop                     Pearl S. Buck Writing Centre, March 2015

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Cry, Heart, But Never Break (Translator)                Enchanted Lion Books, 2016            

 

Robert’s short fiction has appeared in numerous publications including: The Berkeley Fiction Review, Confrontation, Eclipse, The Griffin, Harpur Palate, The MacGuffin, Old Hickory Review, Portland Review, San Jose Studies, Sou’Wester, Reed Magazine, Rio Grande Review, River Oak Review, Tahoma Literary Review

 

EDUCATION

 

Catholic University of America, MA (Theatre); Brandeis University, BA (Music)