Featured Publications

Robert's work as a writer and editor includes pieces for HowlRound, Contemporary Theater Review (Routledge), Breaking Character Magazine (Samuel French), The A.R.T. Guide, The Theater Times, and other publications. This page shows a selection of published writing.

Exhibits of Evanescence: Performing Arts Curation Strategies from Kraków’s Theatre Museums

An LED screen in a stairwell of the museum displays an unforgettable picture. A row of Baltic beachgoers lounge in the foreground; shirtless and suntanned, they recline within reach of the advancing surf. Their attention, and ours, is fixed on a figure some yards out at sea. Perched above the waves on a stepladder, arms raised like an uncanny celebrant, stands a man in a tuxedo: he is conducting the waves.

Despite Bomb Threats, "Out of The Blue" Plays On (Internationally)

Out of the Blue, currently playing at Moscow’s Satirikon Theater, is restricted to ages 21 and up. Written by Vladimir Zaytsev, the drama follows a gay teenager’s struggle to come out to his friends and family, and to survive the series of remedies that they prescribe to “fix” him. For audiences in Russia and abroad, the play offers a rare chance to experience the stories of Russia’s LGBTQ youth.