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Robert Spera has an extensive background in theatre, television and film. His film work includes the triptych feature Fathers and Sons in which he wrote and directed part one starring Brad Whitford and Samantha Mathis.
Mr. Spera’s theatre credits include numerous productions in the United States and abroad. During four seasons as Resident Director at the Tony award winning Actors Theatre of Louisville, he directed over seventy-five productions.
Television credits include work with Forest Whitaker on Suspect Behavior and Joe Mantegna on Criminal Minds.
His directing has been called “Top class and flowing with comic invention...” by The London Financial Times, “Gentle” by the Irish Times, and “Splendid” by the Louisville Times. His Los Angeles production of Fran was the L.A. Weekly “Pick of the Week” and The Los Angeles Times called it “Artful and Translucent.”
His play Tracks, which he wrote and originally directed, was hailed by the critics and enjoyed an extended run in Los Angeles. Tracks, set in a minefield in an unspecified war sometime in the future, has been called “Chilling” by Variety, “Haunting long after leaving the theatre” by the Daily News and “A comic horrific dance of death…In a world somewhere between Samuel Beckett and Full Metal Jacket.” by The Los Angeles Times. His short plays and monologues have been published by Samuel French in the collections Actors Write for Actors, Encore!, and Ten Minute Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville.
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