Playwright, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Lanie Robertson writes about iconic artists and the societal issues they faced in Nasty Little Secrets, Alfred Stiegletz Loves O’Keeffe, and Woman Before a Glass. His plays have been produced internationally and at the Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Delaware Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Festival d’Avignon, George Street Playhouse, Kennedy Center, Old Globe, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Theatre de la Huchette, Theatre Petite Montparnasse, Theatre Silvia Montforte, Vineyard Theatre, Virginia Stage, Walnut Street Theatre, Westside Arts, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Current plays include nobody Lonesome for Me and The Gardener. Recently he completed his first novel, Monkey to the Solution. He’s a member of the Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild, East; and the Societe des Auteres et Compositeurs Dramatiques.
Some of Lanie Robertson’s produced plays are a PENNY FOR THE GUY, ALFRED STIEGLITZ LOVES O’KEEFFE, BACK COUNTY CRIMES, BRINGING MOTHER DOWN, CANNIBAL’S WALTZ, IN SEPARATE CHAMBERS, LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL, LAST GAS TILL TURNPIKE, NASTY LITTLE SECRETS, NAZI WOMEN, NOBODY LONESOME FOR ME, SILVER SKATES, STRINGBEAN, THE INSANITY OF MARY GIRARD, and WHAT DOES A BLIND LEOPARD SEE?
Production venues in the U.S. include the Abingdon Theatre Co., Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Alley Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, Baltimore Centre Stage, Circle Rep. Lab., the Coconut Grove, Crossroads Theatre, Delaware Theatre Co., Florida Studio Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Geva, the Old Globe, PBS American Playhouse, People’s Light & Theatre Co., Penguin Rep., Pittsburgh Public, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Santa Fe Stages, Trinity Rep. Co., Victory Gardens Theater, the Vineyard Theatre, Virginia Stage Co., Walnut Street Theatre, and the Wilma Theater, among others. Abroad, his works have been produced in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the U.K. He has been the recipient of an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Kliban Award, and a Berrilla Kerr Award. Mr. Robertson is a member of The Dramatists Guild and The Writers Guild of America, East.