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Robert was born in Cypress, Texas in 1980. He moved to New York in 2005. In 2009 his play Princes of Waco was produced by EST/Youngblood. His one act play Matthew and the Pastor’s Wife was a part of Marathon 2010 at EST and The Love Song of the Albanian Sous Chef won a Dallas Outer Circle Critics award in 2011. Most recently Rob’s Obie Award-winning play Hand to God enjoyed three sold-out runs at EST in 2011-12 followed by a 2014 engagement of the play at MCC Theater. Mr. Askins is proud to be an alumnus of I-73, Youngblood, and a member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre. He has received two E.S.T./Sloan grants, an Arch and Bruce Davis Award and is one of the 2012 recipients of the Helen Merrill Award for emerging playwrights. His next play, Permission, will premiere Off-Broadway at MCC Theater in Spring 2015.

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Justin Bartha & Kelli Giddish to Star in MAYBE TOMORROW Benefit Performance

Kelli Giddish and Justin Bartha will star in Maybe Tomorrow by Max Mondi, as part of Abingdon Theatre Company's DMW Greer One Night Only Series.

 The Roustabouts Theatre Co Performs HAND TO GOD in March

 The Roustabouts Theatre Co has announced its upcoming production of HAND TO GOD directed by Artistic Director/Founder Phil Johnson. A darkly comedic and outrageously entertaining play that will leave audiences laughing, gasping, and questioning their own beliefs.

Join a Meet & Greet With Gavin Creel and More at WALK ON THROUGH Special Performance

MCC Theater will present a special performance of Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice on Saturday January 6 at 7:00PM.

Gavin Creel's WALK ON THROUGH: CONFESSIONS OF A MUSEUM NOVICE Adds Performances at MCC Theater

MCC Theater is presenting the World Premiere of Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice, written and performed by Tony Award® winner Gavin Creel. Performances have been added. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Jewish Plays Project Reveals 6+ Finalists For 13th National Jewish Playwriting Contest

Jewish Plays Project has revealed the finalists for the 13th National Jewish Playwriting Contest. Find out which plays made the cut!

MCC Theater Reveals Final Extension For WALK ON THROUGH: CONFESSIONS OF A MUSEUM NOVICE

MCC Theater will present a final extension for the World Premiere of Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice due to popular demand.

Scott Bakula, Hannah Cruz, Ben Levi Ross & More to Star in World Premiere of THE CONNECTOR Featuring Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Scott Bakula will star Off-Broadway in the world premiere musical The Connector, conceived and directed by Daisy Prince, featuring music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, and a book by Jonathan Marc Sherman.

Performances Added for World Premiere of WALK ON THROUGH: CONFESSIONS OF A MUSEUM NOVICE

MCC Theater will present additional performances for the World Premiere of Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice due to popular demand. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Fault Line Theatre Reveals Complete Casts for (plays) In Previews Workshop Series

Fault Line Theatre has revealed the casts for (plays) In Previews., their new play development program. Learn more about the program and see how to purchase tickets!

HAND TO GOD Comes to the Hatbox Theatre in October

“Hand To God” A New American Play, produced by Actors Cooperative Theatre, will be presented at the Hatbox Theatre in Concord, NH for three weekends. Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!

Meet the Cast of JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

Jaja's African Hair Braiding will begin previews tonight, Tuesday, September 12 and open on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Meet the cast of Jaja's African Hair Braiding here!

Sasha Allen, Madeline Benson & More to Star in Gavin Creel's WALK ON THROUGH: CONFESSIONS OF A MUSEUM NOVICE

MCC Theater has revealed the cast for the World Premiere of Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice, written and performed by Tony Award® winner Gavin Creel (Into the Woods). Learn how to purchase tickets!

DRIVING MISS DAISY & More Set for Tipping Point Theatre 16th Season

Discover the exciting 16th season at Tipping Point Theatre in Northville, featuring a beloved classic, Michigan premieres, and a hilarious holiday spoof. Get ready for a lineup of captivating performances and diverse theatrical offerings.

Full Cast Revealed For JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING

The full cast has been announced for the world premiere of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding, written by Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Whitney White. Find out who is starring in the world premiere here!

ZIONISTA RISING Wins 12th National Jewish Playwriting Contest

ZIONISTA RISING by Alexa Derman has won the 12th Annual Jewish Playwriting Contest.

New Musicals by Jason Robert Brown, Gavin Creel & More Set for MCC's 2023/24 Season

MCC Theater just announced their 2023-2024 season and we have all the details on their slate of world premiere musicals here!

Interview: Chris Hietikko of HAND TO GOD at Nutley Little Theatre

Hand to God by Robert Askins is an insane twisted comedy about a foul mouthed possibly demonic sock puppet who upends a family, the idea of “right and wrong”, and a Christian ministry - all while proving just how funny flowing blood can be.  This is NOT a children’s puppet show!

John J. Caswell, Jr.'s WET BRAIN Extended at Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons and MCC Theater have revealed a one-week extension of the world premiere of John J. Caswell, Jr.’s Wet Brain, directed by Dustin Wills, to July 2. 

HAND TO GOD Opens This Week At Nutley Little Theatre

Nutley Little Theatre presents the hysterically irreverent twisted comedy, HAND TO GOD, opening this Friday, June 9th, and continuing through June 24th.

Nutley Little Theatre to Present HAND TO GOD in June

Nutley Little Theatre will present Hand to God by Robert Askins, directed by Chris Hietikko.

Robert Askins FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Robert Askins has written 2 shows including Permission (Writer), The Squirrels (Playwright).

Robert Askins has been nominated for several awards for his play "Hand to God." These include Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play at the Drama League Awards, Best Play at the Tony Awards, and the John Gassner Award for American Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

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