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"The poetry of David's words is stunning and very effectual."
Brian Anthony Wilson, award-winning actor

David Robson is an award-winning playwright whose work for the stage has been hailed as "compelling", "forceful", and "gut-wrenching" by the New York Times, and "an important contribution to contemporary theater" by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Plays include HAMMER OF GOD, BLUES IN MY SOUL: THE LEGEND AND LEGACY OF LONNIE JOHNSON, COMFORT AND JOY,  WITHOUT CONSENT, BIRTHRIGHT (PlayPenn Semi-finalist), THE PASSION OF M. (Living Room Series), AFTER BIRTH OF A NATION (Best Playwright Award, Broadway World), PRICELESS, PLAYING THE ASSASSIN (Philadelphia Critics' Award Nomination for Best New Play), PLAYING LENI (co-written with John Stanton), A FEW SMALL REPAIRS, MAN MEASURES MAN (Barrymore Nomination), AFTER DENMARK, and OUT OF PLACE (Julie Harris Playwriting Award Runner-Up).

His work has been seen at Penguin Rep, TheaterWorks Hartford, Delaware Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, Passage Theatre, Theatre Exile, Act II Playhouse, Blank Theatre, Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, Bated Breath Theatre, The Lark, White Pines Productions, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, New Theatre, Madhouse Theater, Yellow Taxi Productions, City Theater Company, and Theater Catalyst, among others.


Robson has been awarded two playwriting fellowships and three grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts. His plays and monologues are published by Smith and Kraus, Next Stage Press,  and Original Works Publishing. He is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild, the Playwrights' Center, and a former playwright-in-residence at Penguin Rep, TheaterWorks Hartford, City Theater Company, and the Lark in New York City.

He is also the author of more than a dozen books of non-fiction for young adults, including Shakespeare's Globe Theater, The Murder of Emmett Till, Auschwitz, and The Black Arts Movement. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, an MS in English Education from St. Joseph's University, and a BA in Communications from Temple University.

He is a professor of English at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Gould Award for Teaching Excellence in 2010.

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