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Robin's international career spans more than 150 productions. Active in the creation of new plays as a director, designer and producer, he has collaborated on more than 50 premieres. New York directing credits include the premiere of GOD STEELING by Charles Cissel (Wave Productions); the premiere of TWO-MAN KIDNAPPING RULE by Joseph Gallo (New Ohio Theatre); the premiere of PSYCHOMACHIA by Jenny Lane (Artistic New Directions); the premiere of STRESS POSITIONS by Daniel Sweren-Becker (SoHo Playhouse); the premiere of STAR SONG by Joseph Gallo (Artistic New Directions); the premiere of FALLOUT by Michael Blumberg (Manhattan Repertory); the premiere of WARNING: ADULT CONTENT by Joseph Gallo (Shetler Studios TDG); the American premiere of HUMANS ANONYMOUS by Kate Hewlett (Bridge Theatre Company); the premiere of ZARATHUSTRA SAID SOME THINGS, NO? by Trevor Ferguson (Infinitheatre); the premiere of MAKING MARILYN by Ken Cameron (Bridge Theatre Company); and a revival of PLUNGE by Christopher Kyle (Bridge Theatre Company).
Robin is fortunate to have directed some of New York's most acclaimed actors, including Ashlie Atkinson, Christian Campbell, Curran Connor, Frank Deal, Jed Dickson, Arthur French, Kevin Geer, Eric Michael Gillett, Tom Pelphrey, Cynthia Mace, Debra Jo Rupp, and Jennifer Laine Williams, to list a few.
Since September 2006, Robin has been the Managing Artistic Director of SHETLER STUDIOS & THEATRES, a center for entertainment professionals in the heart of New York's Theatre District. One of the most sought-after theatrical rental complexes in the city, the studios provide a unique infrastructure that supports projects from audition through rehearsal to performance. Music, dance and acting studios are complemented by two theatres and three recital halls. Renowned throughout the New York performing arts community, SHETLER STUDIOS & THEATRES attracts clients from across the United States and around the globe.
Recent designs include the New York premiere of FLYOVERS (78th Street Theatre Lab), featuring Michelle Pawk (Tony award-winner for HOLLYWOOD ARMS) and Richard Kind (THE PRODUCERS), and directed by Sandy Shinner (Tony award-winning Victory Gardens Theater); the American premiere of ANAIS NIN, ONE OF HER LIVES (The Beckett @ Theatre Row), featuring Angela Christian (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE); PIZZA MAN, under the direction of Austin Pendleton (UNCLE VANYA, ORSON'S SHADOW); the premiere of VAMPIRE UNIVERSITY (Ohio Theatre) at the Obie award-winning Ice Factory Festival; the premiere of A NEW TELEVISION ARRIVES, FINALLY (Theatre 54), featuring Tom Pelphrey (2-time Emmy Award winner); THAT DOROTHY PARKER (SoHo Playhouse); the German tour of MOZART A MILANO, featuring Michael Maniaci (Metropolitan Opera); A NIGHT IN NOVEMBER, directed by Peter Hinton (Artistic Director of the National Arts Center of Canada); and ENDGAME, directed by Guy Sprung, at the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre.
Based in New York, Robin's work has been featured in Berlin, Cairo, San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Additionally, he has been a guest artist at New York University, Opera McGill, University of Waterloo, Bishops' University, and his alma mater, Concordia University.
Robin's collaborations have been singled out by reviewers on countless occasions: GOD STEELING: "the illusion of theater seems to fall away as you watch these actors - under the direction of Robin A. Paterson" (Hearst Media Group); TWO-MAN KIDNAPPING RULE: "a delightful story that will charm you with laughs... Head out to the New Ohio Theatre... you won't be disappointed." (Broadway World); PSYCHOMACHIA: "strong performances and great staging make it a profound excavation of pain" (Backstage); HUMANS ANONYMOUS: "Robin A. Paterson is my favorite new director" (Backstage); MAKING MARILYN: "Ashlie Atkinson is just a wonderful actress" (New York Times), "phenomenal, engaging and a willingness to take risks" (NY Theatre); STRESS POSITIONS: "4 out of 5 stars" (Time Out New York), "Robin A. Paterson keeps the action moving quickly and smoothly... a penetrating look at torture" (NY Theatre); THAT DOROTHY PARKER: "a charming one-woman show" (New York Times); ANAIS NIN, ONE OF HER LIVES: "the elegant versatile set" (New York Times); ZARATHUSTRA SAID SOME THINGS, NO?: "easily amongst the best you will see on the Off-Broadway stage this year" (Blogcritics Magazine), "along comes a show that accomplishes everything it sets out to do" (NY Theatre), "you won't find better performances by actors anywhere" (On Off Off).
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