Robert Lawson is a writer, director, composer, screenwriter, and visual artist. Recent work includes: co-author (with director Jonathan Glatzer), co-producer, and 2nd Unit Director for Safety Glass -- an Indie feature with Steve Coogan, Hilary Duff, Molly Shannon, Josh Peck, Max Hoffman, and Olivia Thirlby, slated for 2009 release; co-author (with Glatzer) of Tyler's Gap, a television project produced by Touchstone/ABC and Fox Television -- David Duchovney, Executive Producer; a commission by NGN Productions (Vancouver) for the screenplay Dancing in the Dark, slated for production in 2008; author of Hamlet: 7 rooms, produced by the Emergence Theater Co. in LA (2008).
Other premieres of his writing include: Tabula Rasa, a music/theater piece about autism -- in New York at the Neuro Fest festival of new work; The Architecture of Sight at the Chocolate Factory in Queens; Pandora's Box: a vaudeville in New York; ...but the rain is full of ghosts, a music/theater work he also directed, at the Kennedy Center as part of the National ACTF Festival. Directing premieres include: Elodie Lauten's minimalist opera The Death of Don Juan at Franklin Pierce University, where he is on faculty, the video rendition of which was screened in New York at the 2008 "Op on Screen Festival"; direction and set design for The Magic Flute for the Granite State Opera; direction and text for Kuhfangfederblech at the Festsalle in Vienna, Austria. He conducts an ongoing series of workshops in Narrative Strategies, Framing & Abstraction using digital media at Donau Universitï¿½t in Krems, Austria for the Dep't of Telecommunications, Information and Media (since 2002). He is the recipient of a Meet the Composer grant for his work on Leonardo's Tank, which premiered at Andy's Summer Playhouse, an experimental theater in New Hampshire where professionals work with young performers, for which he was artistic director from 1995-2007.
His performance texts have been published in American Writing, Poems & Plays and The Northern New England Review. His plays are published by Playscripts, Inc.