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Robert D. Davenport
[Directing] [Related Experience] [Education]

Directing
PROBLEM TEETH by Jordan Harrison
Rude Mechanicals, NYC

DESIGN YOUR KITCHEN by Kate Ryan
Clubbed Thumb Springworks

FILTHY STINKING RICH (developed from improvisation)
Happy Accident Theater Co.

BAD JUJU (developed from improvisation)
Happy Accident Theater Co.

MUTT by Maya Macdonald (high school student)
MCC Theater

STILL by Mark Schultz
Rising Phoenix Rep

MEGAGOD (developed from improvisation)
Axis Company

LAST LAUGH by Sonya Sobieski
Cherry Lane Alternative

WILLIE, SAY GOODBYE TO AMERICA by Mark Ardito
New York Performance Works

MONDO BEYONDO by Jim Neu
Rude Mechanicals

THE URN by Peter Ackerman
P73 productions at the Irish Arts Center

THE HATE BROTHERS by Peter Ackerman and Christopher Hickman
Solo Arts Group

LAURA V. THE PEOPLE by Jay Reiss
adobe theater company

LIPSCHTICK* by Jennifer Westfeldt and Heather Juergensen
ArcLight Theatre
*which later became the movie KISSING JESSICA STEIN

THE CRAZY LOCOMOTIVE by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz
Hangar Theatre

THE STONEWATER RAPTURE by Doug Wright
Hangar Theatre

YOU DESERVE LOVE (developed from improvisation)
HOME for Contemporary Theatre and Art

PARTY ANIMALS by Billy Aronson
Williamstown Theatre Festival

Assistant Director for Scott Elliott, David Herskovits, Doug Hughes, and Robert Moss

Related Experience

2001 - present
Artistic Director, Happy Accident Theater Company. Founded theater company devoted to producing new plays and new plays developed from improvisation.

1999 - 2002
Selection Committee, New Directors/New Works Program, Drama League of New York. Read and evaluated scripts and proposals.

1997 - 2000
Literary Associate, Playwrights Horizons. Read and evaluated scripts, corresponded with playwrights.

1997
Summer Directing Fellow, Drama League of New York. Directed three productions with the Hangar Theatre's 1997 Lab Company.

1995, 96
Member, Lincoln Center Theater Directors' Lab.

1995 - 96
Artistic Associate, HOME for Contemporary Theater and Art @ Here. Curated a reading series of new plays and directed readings.

Education
Yale University
B.A. cum laude in English with Theater Studies