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)


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 

resume 2THE 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

 ORSONcommissioned 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.


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

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LAW AND ORDER, story consultant with Robert Nathan, 1992



RABBIT EARS, New American Library, 1986

 home runGary 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.