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David Robson is an award-winning playwright whose work for the stage has been hailed as "compelling", "forceful", and "gut-wrenching" by the New York Times, and "an important contribution to contemporary theater" by the Philadelphia Inquirer. His plays include MULEHEADED, CLAY WARRIOR, AFTER BIRTH OF A NATION, PAINT/GUN, PLAYING THE ASSASSIN (Delaware Theatre Company, Penguin Rep, InterAct Theatre Company/Act II Playhouse), PLAYING LENI (co-written with John Stanton, Madhouse Theater Company), A FEW SMALL REPAIRS (Painted Bird Productions/Theater Catalyst), MAN MEASURES MAN (InterAct Theatre Company, Barrymore Award nomination), AFTER DENMARK (Yellow Taxi Productions), OUT OF PLACE (Julie Harris Playwriting Award Finalist), and AMERICAN CHILD (Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays Finalist). His short works include KILLING NEIL LABUTE (Intentional Theatre), MEL AND MEE (Short + Sweet Festival, Australia), and YOU RANG (Acme Theater Productions). Robson is recipient of the Hotel Obligado Audience Choice Award for New Work. Other honors include the Susan McIntyre Playwriting Award, the Panowski Playwriting Award (runner-up), and two playwriting fellowships and two grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts. Play development: Bated Breath Theatre (Hartford, CT), Lark (NYC), White Pines Productions (Philadelphia, PA), City Theater Company (Wilmington, DE), Great Plains Theatre Conference (Omaha, NE), Last Frontier Theatre Conference (Valdez, AK), Rebel Theatre (NYC), and New Theatre (Coral Gables, FL). His plays and monologues are published by Smith and Kraus and Original Works Publishing. David is a member of the Dramatists' Guild, the Playwrights' Center, and is a former playwright in residence at the Lark Play Development Center in New York City. He is also the author of more than 20 books for young adults, including Shakespeare's Globe Theater, The Murder of Emmett Till, and The Black Arts Movement. He earned an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, an MS in English Education from St. Joseph's University, and a BA in Communications from Temple University. Robson is represented by the Susan Gurman Agency, LLC.

David Robson
500 Woodland Drive
Wilmington, DE 19809
Phone:  215-313-8288
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Arts Services: Commissioned Work, Lectures / Public Speaking, Master Classes, Performances, Readings, Social Functions, Workshops
Audience Served: 6th to 8th Grade, 9th to 12th Grade, Adult
Availability: Delaware (all 3 counties), Regional (throughout Mid-Atlantic region), Year-round
Performance/Exhibit Venues: Community sites (e.g., libraries, senior centers, religious facilities), Festivals, Outdoor stages, Schools, Theater/auditorium
Booking Information:
Agency Name: Susan Gurman Agency LLC
Contact Name: Susan Gurman
1501 Broadway
New York, NY

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