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Robin Rothstein

ROBIN ROTHSTEIN

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Abrams Artists Agency  represented by Ron Gwiazda

An award-winning playwright, Robin's work has been produced in New York and regionally, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, where many of her short plays have been finalists for the Heideman Award. In a review of her Off-Broadway play, ON DEAF EARS Lawrence Van Gelder of the New York Times described her as a "promising playwright." Robin's plays have also been finalists for the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, the Turnip Fifteen-Minute Play Festival, the Ten By Ten Festival (Chapel Hill, NC) and the Kernodle Playwriting Competition. For over four years Robin also wrote sketch comedy and performed throughout New York City at Caroline's, Gotham Comedy Club and HERE, among many other notable venues. Some New York companies where her plays have had readings or productions include Vital Theatre Company, New Georges, the WorkShop Theatre Company, Triangle Theatre, the Neighborhood Playhouse and Word of Mouth. Robin graduated with honors in English from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied playwriting with Romulus Linney. Her writing can be found in anthologies published by Heinemann and Smith & Kraus. In addition to the Dramatists Guild, Robin is a member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA).

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below is a list of Robin Rothstein's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        3000 Reasons         Breaking Routine         Clue Phone         Dick         Game Boy         In A Manner Of Speaking         Keeping Pace         Libretto         On Deaf Ears         One Last Cigarette         Raspberries         Something Blue         True         Try, Try Again         Two PM



3000 Reasons

Synopsis:
Part of the Derek Jeter Plays. Writers were asked to come up with plays which centered on some aspect of the Yankee shortstop, including his fans, his teammates, his rivals, etc. Plays are: "Screw Loose" by Wende O'Reilly, "Hardball" by Mike Folie, "Pasta Diving Jeter" by Paul Buzinski, "3000 Reasons" by Robin Rothstein, "I'm Derek Jeter" by Bo Wilson, "the Jeter Report" by Susan Barsky, and "Instant Replay" by Tony Sportiello.
- nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Algonquin Seaport Theater on Pier 17, South Street Seaport, NY    29 Sep 2011

Organisations:
Algonquin Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
short play

Parts:
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Breaking Routine

Synopsis:
A weekly rendezvous between two elderly friends who meet for their regular bagel, lox and cream cheese at Barney's Greengrass turns out to be anything but routine.
nytheatre.com

Notes:
part of Vital theatre Company presents its Annual festival of new works, Vital Signs.

1st Produced:
McGinn Cazale theatre    2006

Organisations:
Vital Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Short Play One Act

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Clue Phone

Synopsis:
An energetic and racy comic monologue about a woman who is absolutely certain she's finally met the love of her life. . .so why isn't he calling her back?

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1st Produced:
New Georges, NYC    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Even More Monologues for Women by Woman (Heinemann 2001), 2001   -

Music:
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Genre:
Monologue, 8 min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Dick

Synopsis:
Richard, a waiter lacking in self-awareness, offers the specials of the day to one of his tables in a manner they will never forget.

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1st Produced:
Caroline's Comedy Club, NYC    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in the Ultimate Audition Book Vol 4 - 222 Comedy Monologues 2 Minutes & Under, Smith & Kraus, 2005   -

Music:
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Genre:
Monologue, 2 min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Game Boy

Synopsis:
Chase loves playing games and always being the best, but when he gets too wrapped up in his new, exciting action adventure computer game to spend time with his friends, he learns the hard way that computers are no replacement for people and winning isn't everything. the show is recommended for children ages 3 to 12.
nytheatre.com

Notes:
book And lyrics by Robin Rothstein; music And lyrics by Matthew Gandolfo. http://www.vitaltheatre.org/tgbNYTrev.php

1st Produced:
McGinn Cazale theatre    2007

Organisations:
Vital Children's Theatre

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
children's Musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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In A Manner Of Speaking

Synopsis:
A comedic portrayal of two friends as they argue whether or not understanding the meanings of things is really that important.

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1st Published:
-Minute Plays for Two Actors: the Best of 2004 (Smith & Kraus), 2004   -

Music:
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Genre:
play Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Keeping Pace

Synopsis:
A gritty comedy about two aspiring actors and how they deal with jealousy and competition

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1st Produced:
Turnip 15-Minute Play Festival, NYC (FINALIST)    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
12 min comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Libretto

Synopsis:
A tender Drama about a man and woman who unexpectedly meet at the opera

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Samuel French Off-Of Broadway Short Play Festival, NYC. (WINNER)    -

Organisations:
Algonquin Productions, NYC

1st Published:

Music:
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Genre:
15 min Drama One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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On Deaf Ears

Synopsis:
This comedy centers around Sadie and Evelyn, two senior citizens residing in a condominium complex in Florida. their daily poolside pow-wows are interrupted when Sadie is visited by her estranged daughter, Lila. Meanwhile, Evelyn finds herself fending off the congenial Jimmy O'Gara, a fellow resident and ardent suitor. As the events of the play unfold, Sadie and Evelyn must decide whether to open their hearts, or risk living the remainder of their lives in loneliness and despair.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
the Kaufman Theatre, NYC    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

Music:
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Genre:
90 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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One Last Cigarette

Synopsis:
A Dramatic comedy about three underling chefs looking to make big changes in their lives.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Greenwich House, NYC    -

Organisations:
Word of Mouth

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
12 min comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Raspberries

Synopsis:
After Grace is seriously injured in a car accident, her relationship with Brad is suddenly and intractably altered. Will their commitment to one another survive?

Notes:
George Kernodle Playwrighting Award

1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
play Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Something Blue

Synopsis:
When circumstances beyond her control begin to wreak havoc on thirty-something Maxine, she struggles to find ways to jump-start her life in the hopes of finally taking it in her own direction. She has her work cut out for her though, as she must find ways to contend with a nagging mother, an overly-aggressive lover, and the hideous bridesmaid's dress she must wear to her best friend's wedding.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
reading, the WorkShop, NYC    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
90 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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True

Synopsis:
Cassie discovers what it means to live truthfully as she struggles with a life-threatening illness.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
in New Monologues For Women By Women, Volume II. Edited by Tori Haring-Smith & Liz Engelman, Heinemann, 2005   -

Music:
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Genre:
Monologue, 5 min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Try, Try Again

Synopsis:
It's reincarnation time, but will Mold get to come back as a woman this time around?

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Vital Theatre Company    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
play Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  2 m/f

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Two PM

Synopsis:
A comic look at list-making and how not to get anything done on a Sunday afternoon.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Monologue, 5 min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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