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Robert Askins

 
Bio:
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√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Wife was a part of Marathon 2010 at EST and The Love Song of the Albanian Sous Chef won a Dallas Outer Circle ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Wife was a part of Marathon 2010 at EST and The Love Song of the Albanian Sous Chef won a Dallas Outer Circle ... (read complete bio)

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Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015] [Replacement]
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[Broadway, 2015]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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Writing

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Robert Askins Biography

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√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs 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√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs 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.

Robert Askins Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Robert Askins, Hand to God
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Play
Robert Askins, Hand to God
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - John Gassner Award (for American Play)
Robert AskinsHand to God

Robert Askins News

Review: HAND TO GOD at Little Theatre, University Of Adelaide Photo Review: HAND TO GOD at Little Theatre, University Of Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - Nov 17, 2022

The funniest, most disreputable thing I think I’ve ever witnessed.

MCC Theater To Produce Workshop of New Musical HEARTS BEAT LOUD in February 2023 Photo MCC Theater To Produce Workshop of New Musical HEARTS BEAT LOUD in February 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2022

MCC Theater will produce a four-week development workshop of a new musical, Hearts Beat Loud, to be presented on February 9 & 10, 2023. Hearts Beat Loud is based on the inspiring 2018 indie film set in Red Hook (starring Nick Offerman and Toni Collette).

HAND TO GOD Comes to University of Adelaide's Little Theatre Photo HAND TO GOD Comes to University of Adelaide's Little Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2022

Described as Sesame Street meets The Exorcist, the funniest and filthiest Broadway show in years finally makes its South Australian premiere in University of Adelaide's iconic Little Theatre.

MCC Theater Announces Audition Dates for 2022-23 MCC Youth Company Performance & Play Photo MCC Theater Announces Audition Dates for 2022-23 MCC Youth Company Performance & Playwriting Labs
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022

MCC Theater has announced the return of their full in-person season for the¬†MCC Youth Company¬†and¬†Student Matinee¬†programs after operating remotely and in a hybrid program for the last two seasons. MCC will be hosting a two day in-person audition on¬†Thursday October 20 and Friday October 21, 2022, from 4:30 ‚Äď 6:30pm.

Coachella Valley Repertory Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring FUN HOME, ONCE & More Photo Coachella Valley Repertory Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring FUN HOME, ONCE & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 5, 2022

CVRep has announced a five play, Tony Award winning Season. Two musicals and three plays are scheduled to take the stage from November 2022 through April 2023. Taking the reins from Founding Artistic Director Ron Celona, CVRep’s new Executive Artistic Director, Adam Karsten, sought works that will excite and inspire audiences.  

Coachella Valley Repertory Announces 2022/2023 Season Photo Coachella Valley Repertory Announces 2022/2023 Season
by Kay Kudukis - Jul 5, 2022

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč CVRep is thrilled to announce a five play, Tony Award winning Season. Two musicals and three plays are scheduled to take the stage from November 2022 through April 2023. Taking the reins from Founding Artistic Director Ron Celona, CVRep's new Executive Artistic Director, Adam Karsten, sought works that will excite and inspire audiences.

BWW Review: HAND TO GOD at Copley Theatre Photo BWW Review: HAND TO GOD at Copley Theatre
by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - Jun 5, 2022

A puppet show not for children.

MCC Theater's MISCAST22 Digital Broadcast, Featuring Audra McDonald, Lea Michele, Aar Photo MCC Theater's MISCAST22 Digital Broadcast, Featuring Audra McDonald, Lea Michele, Aaron Tveit & More Now Extended
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

MCC Theater announced today an extension for the digital broadcast of Miscast22. Originally scheduled to conclude streaming tomorrow, May 25, the broadcast will now be available via Broadway Unlocked through Saturday May 28, 2022 at 11:59pm ET.  

WHICH WAY TO THE STAGE & SOFT Cancel Performances Due to Covid; New Performances Adde Photo WHICH WAY TO THE STAGE & SOFT Cancel Performances Due to Covid; New Performances Added for WHICH WAY TO THE STAGE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

MCC Theater announced today that due to breakthrough positive COVID cases in both companies, performances of Which Way to the Stage and soft have been cancelled through Sunday May 15, 2022. 

BWW Review: THE SQUIRRELS at Burbage Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: THE SQUIRRELS at Burbage Theatre Company
by John McDaid - Apr 24, 2022

A show where all the characters are squirrels? Yes. Playwright Robert Askins puts a warning in the mouth of the scientist who opens the show: 'Buckle up, you discerning patron of the arts.' And you should. Because this cleverly written, brilliantly acted, and flawlessly executed production takes audiences on quite a wild ride.

Robert Askins Videos

VIDEO: MCC LiveLabs Presents FRANKIE & WILL By Talene Monahon Videoplay
VIDEO: MCC LiveLabs Presents FRANKIE & WILL By Talene Monahon

by Stage Tube - May 13, 2020

This week, MCC's LiveLab virtual one act play festival LiveLabs presents a reading of Frankie & Will by Talene Monahon, directed by Jaki Bradley.

VIDEO: Meet The Characters of Generation Productions' HAND TO GOD Videoplay
VIDEO: Meet The Characters of Generation Productions' HAND TO GOD

by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Described as Sesame Street meets The Exorcist with critics raving It's terrific, ferociously funny. As disturbing as it is uproarious, meet HAND TO GOD's cast of characters (and puppets) that make up the small church town of Cypress, TX.

STAGE TUBE: Meet London's Next Big Star - HAND TO GOD's Tyrone!
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2016

Below, check out a just-released short film, introducing Tyrone - the truth-telling sock puppet - and star of Hand to God, who is about to cause havoc inLondon's West End, following a hugely successful Broadway run. The show opens for previews at the Vaudeville Theatre on Friday 5th February, the Press Night is Monday 15th February.

BWW TV: HAMILTON Makes History at the 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards; Go Inside the Big Night!
by TV - Red Carpets - Jun 4, 2015

For the first time since 1983 with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, an Off-Broadway musical, HAMILTON, has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical! The 60th Annual Drama Desk awards took place Sunday night, Sunday, May 31st at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with all of the evenng's winners and you can check out interviews with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robert Fairchild, Alex Sharp, Annaleigh Ashford and more below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- Robert Askins and Moritz von Stuelpnagel- 'I'm Running for President of Broadway!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Robert Askins and Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Best Play and Best Direction of a Play nominee for Hand to God.

STAGE TUBE: Justin Bartha and Elizabeth Reaser Tease MCC's PERMISSION
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2015

The world premiere of Robert Askins' Permission stars stage and screen star Justin Bartha, of Broadway's Lend Me A Tenor, Off-Broadway's All New People and the blockbuster film The Hangover; Twilight and 'Grey's Anatomy' Emmy-nominated star Elizabeth Reaser, returning to MCC following her critically acclaimed performance in this fall's The Money Shot; and theater regulars Nicole Lowrance, Talene Monahon, and Lucas Near-Verbrugghe. Click below to watch a brand-new teaser for the show!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of HAND TO GOD on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 8, 2015

The new American play Hand to God opened on Broadway last night, April 7, 2015 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), marking the Broadway debuts of playwright Robert Askins and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an interviews with the cast and creative team after the curtain went down!

BWW TV: Puppets Unite for HAND TO GOD's Big Broadway Opening!
by TV - Red Carpets - Apr 8, 2015

The new American play Hand to God opened on Broadway last night, April 7, 2015 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), marking the Broadway debuts of playwright Robert Askins and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet for the big night, and below, you can check out interviews with Andrew Rannells, Patti Murin, Jeremy Jordan, Justin Bartha, and even some other famous Broadway puppets!

BWW TV: HAND TO GOD Arrives on Broadway- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2015

The new American play Hand to God opens on Broadway tonight, April 7, 2015 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), marking the Broadway debuts of playwright Robert Askins and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!

BWW TV: Meet the Cast of MCC's PERMISSION- Justin Bartha, Elizabeth Reaser & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2015

MCC THEATER has announced the cast for the world premiere of Robert Askins' Permission: stage and screen star Justin Bartha, of Broadway's Lend Me A Tenor, Off-Broadway's All New People and the blockbuster film The Hangover; Twilight and 'Grey's Anatomy' Emmy-nominated star Elizabeth Reaser, returning to MCC following her critically acclaimed performance in this fall's The Money Shot; and theater regulars Nicole Lowrance, Talene Monahon, andLucas Near-Verbrugghe. Permission is set for April 29 - June 7, 2015 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, with an official opening night on Tuesday, May 20th. For more information, please visit www.mcctheater.org. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event. Check out interviews with company below!


Robert Askins Frequently Asked Questions

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

What awards has Robert Askins been nominated for?
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Hand to God Best Play (Tony Awards) for Hand to God and John Gassner Award (for American Play) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hand to God .