Resumé for Robert’s Editing and Business Writing:
B.A. (English), Dartmouth College, 1968
M.F.A. in Playwriting, Yale School of Drama, 1971
Columbia University: 1986 – 2008, School of General Studies Writing Program
The New School: 1992 – Present, Writing Program (classroom and on-line)
EDITING – 1986 TO PRESENT
seven novels, five plays, one autobiography
Pain Was My Middle Name, by Anita Wong (account of lifelong rheumatoid arthritis culled from author’s diaries)
Schoolhouse Network: textbook editing and writing 2004-8
Writer: “Memory Loss and Aging,” brochure (2001-2), for The Silberstein Institute at NYU Hospital
Assistant Editor: for Montgomery Consulting (2000-1), various projects concerning Work/Life issues (Elder Care, Telecommuting, etc.)
Writer/Editor: IT Instructional & Training materials for Patterson, Belknap; and Orrick, Harrington
Copy Editor: Commonweal Magazine, Summer 1999
Research/Editing: Academic Research, 1979-81 (UN minutes; book on Ghana; political biography; College Bowl; articles)
AWARDS AND GRANTS: Drama Desk Award, 1971, Most Promising Playwright; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1973; NEA Fellowship, 1975; ASCAP Fellowships: 1977-1993.
MISCELLANEOUS: Member of Writer’s Guild, Dramatist’s Guild, ASCAP, PEN, Editorial Freelancers Association
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Resumé for Robert’s Creative Work:
SUBJECT TO FITS (a response to Dostoevski’s THE IDIOT), words and music, produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, 1971; directed by A.J. Antoon. Co-produced by Joseph Papp at the Royal Shakespeare Company, 1972, directed by Mr. Antoon, featuring Ben Kingsley. Nominated for Pulitzer Prize by Mr. Papp, 1971
Notable productions since: Theater Matrix, 1979; Soho Rep, 1982; Alley Theatre, 2007
Translated into several languages
Published by Samuel French; also in BEST AMERICAN PLAYS 1967-1973, edited by Clive Barnes
ELECTRA. directed by Joe Chaikin. Produced by St. Clement’s and Joseph Papp, 1974, and in 1976, when it also toured the U.S.; published, 2010 by Third Coast
GREEN POND, book and lyrics. Premier Spiletto Festival, 1977; Chelsea Theatre, 1977; music and lyrics published by MacMillan
RE-ARRANGEMENTS, produced by La Mama, 1979, written as a member of the Joe Chaikin Winter Project
THE REST OF OEDIPUS (after Sophocles’ OEDIPUS AT COLONUS), words and music. Indianapolis Repertory Theatre, 1981. Producer: Ben Mordecai; directed by Tom Haas. Concert Reading, directed by Susan Einhorn, La MaMa, E.T.C., 2006. Bilingual production: Kolonus, Greece, 2009
JOAN AND CHARLES WITH ANGELS, words and music. Indianapolis Rep, 1984. Directed by Tom Haas.
EZEKIEL, words and music, produced by La MaMa, E.T.C., 1988
GENESIS, co-author A.J. Antoon, music by Michael Ward, NY Shakespeare Festival, 1990, directed by A.J. Antoon
ORSON, commissioned by Kelsey Grammar, 1995
A CASE OF MURDER, words and music; inspired by Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, produced by La MaMa, E.T.C., 2005
TO BE PUBLISHED, 2013, by Greece in Print: bilingual versions of The Rest of Oedipus and Electra.
AWARDS AND GRANTS:
Drama Desk Award, 1971, Most Promising Playwright; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1973; National Endowment Fellowship, 1975; ASCAP fellowships: 1977-1993.
SILENT FLIGHT, semifinalist for Steven Spielberg’s Chesterfield Film Company Writer’s Film Project
LAW AND ORDER, story consultant with Robert Nathan, 1992
RABBIT EARS, New American Library, 1986
“Gary Carter’s Iron Mask Series,” six children’s baseball novels, published by Troll Press (1991): HOME RUN!, GRAND SLAM, TRIPLE PLAY, MVP, HITTING STREAK, and THE SHOW!
JUST A GAME, Amazon, Kindle E-Book, 2013
MISCELLANEOUS: Member of Writers Guild, ACT-UAW Teacher’s Guild; PEN; Dramatists Guild; Editorial Freelancers Association; Singer/Performer: Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, Danny’s, Actors Studio.