Robert Lyons

Undergraduate Discipline


Playwright, director, and artistic director of the two-time OBIE Award-winning New Ohio Theatre in Manhattan. Most recently, a writer on Lush Valley, which was developed at The Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis and produced at HERE Art Center in Fall 2011. Other recent productions include, Nostradamus Predicts the Death of Soho, Red-Haired Thomas (“a sweetly fractured fairy tale”—The New York Times), and Doorman’s Double Duty (“A gem!”—The New York Times). Other plays include, PR Man, No Meat No Irony, The Naked Anarchist, Dream Conspiracy, Creature of the Deep, No Thanks/Thanks, Vater Knows Best, and Floor Boards, which have been presented in New York City by Soho Think Tank, HERE Arts Center, Project III Ensemble, Clubbed Thumb, The Foundry, and Synapse Productions, among others. Commissioned adaptations range from The Possessed by Dostoevsky to How it Ended by Jay McInerney. SLC, 2013–

Current undergraduate courses

Production Workshop

Fall 2015 Theatre Season Productions
Spring 2016 Theatre Season Productions

The creative director of the theatre program will lead a discussion group for all of the directors, assistant directors, and playwrights participating in the fall theatre season (including readings, workshops, and productions). This is an opportunity for students to discuss with their peers the process, problems, and pleasures of making theatre at Sarah Lawrence College (and beyond). This workshop is part problem solving and part support group, with the emphasis on problem solving.


Previous courses