Associate Professor, Dramatic Writing
Rob Handel is a librettist and playwright. With composer Kamala Sankaram: ONLY YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THE SIGNAL (HERE Arts Center), ALL DECISIONS WILL BE MADE BY CONSENSUS (HERE), LOOKING AT YOU (HERE/Opera On Tap/Experiments in Opera), THE INFINITE ENERGY OF ADA LOVELACE (Opera Ithaca), and BOMBAY RICKEY MEETS THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DESIRE (Prototype festival at HERE, Tête à Tête in London, New Camerata Opera at The Flea). With composer Eric Moe: THE ARTWORK OF THE FUTURE (upcoming). Plays produced by New York Stage and Film, Long Wharf, Target Margin, Theatre Vertigo (Portland, OR), Rorschach Theatre (DC), Just Theater/Shotgun Players (Berkeley), and Curious Theatre (Denver). Residencies at the Royal Court, Donmar Warehouse, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Soho Rep, and Portland Center Stage. He was a founding member of 13P, was a resident playwright at New Dramatists, and served on the board of the MacDowell Colony. He lives in Pittsburgh with poet Joy Katz and their son.