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Rob Ackerman

Rob Ackerman’s plays include Call Me Waldo (Working Theater, Off-Broadway; and Kitchen Theatre, Ithaca), Tabletop (American Place Theater, Drama Desk Award Winner, Best Ensemble Performance), Volleygirls (American Conservatory Theater, commission and premiere) Icarus of Ohio (NYU's Tisch School of the Arts), Disconnect (Working Theater, Classic Stage Company) Monica Raymund and Sisu Theatricals are developing a musical version of Volleygirls under the direction of Neil Patrick Stewart, with songs by Sam Forman and Eli Bolin. Rob’s work has been published by Dramatists Play Service, Smith and Kraus, Vintage Books, and Playscripts and has been nurtured and performed at Yaddo, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Access Theatre, At Hand Theatre, and Dorset Theatre Festival. Rob was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, majored in theater and Spanish at Middlebury College, and earned an MFA in stage directing at Northwestern. Rob and his wife, author Carol Weston, live in Manhattan. They have two daughters and a cat named Mike.