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ROB ACKERMAN wrote Tabletop (2001 Drama Desk Award Winner, Best Ensemble Performance), Origin of the Species (which became a movie starring Amanda Peet directed by Andres Heinz, screenwriter of Black Swan), and Disconnect (2005, Working Theater, Classic Stage Company). Volleygirls was commissioned and produced by American Conservatory Theatre in 2009, and produced at TCU in 2011. Monica Raymund is currently developing a musical version of Volleygirls under the direction of Neil Patrick Stewart with songs by Sam Forman and Eli Bolin. Call Me Waldo had workshops at the Lark Play Development Center in 2010 at The Working Theater in 2011 and will be produced in Ithaca at the Kitchen and in New York City at the Abington Theater in 2012.

Rob's work has been published by Dramatists Play Service, Smith and Krauss and Playscripts and has been nurtured and performed at Yaddo, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Access Theatre, At Hand Theatre, and Dorset Theatre Festival. EST presented Loons in 2007, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts produced Icarus of Ohio in 2008. His short plays include: Raw Heat, Space Age, Genesis, Human Resources, The Back Line, Calculating Route, Dear China, Disclaimer, and Bait and Tackle. "You Have Arrived" was published by Vintage in the 2011 collection Shorter, Faster, Funnier.

v'girlstx.jpeg As Prop Master for the SNL Film Unit, he has worked on many commercial parodies such as Schmitt's Gay Beer, Mom Jeans, Chewable Pampers, Baby Spanx and British Movie. Rob was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, majored in theater and Spanish at Middlebury College, and earned an M.F.A. in stage directing at Northwestern.

Rob is represented by Peter Hagan at Abrams Artists Agency and is a member of the Dramatists Guild and IATSE Local 52. He and his wife, author Carol Weston, live in Manhattan. They have two daughters and a cat named Mike.

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