Robert Lyons

Creative Director

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–

Previous Courses

Production Workshop

Component—Fall and Spring

This course is required for directing, assistant directing, and playwriting students whose productions are included in the fall 2019 and spring 2020 theatre program seasons. This class meets once a week.

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.