“Chicago audiences have been enriched by her gutsy and intense productions that have usually tried to draw attention to life’s victims.”
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
Robin Stanton’s production of Trouble in Mind at Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley received multiple awards and honors among them the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Production and was named in the year’s Top Ten by the San Francisco Bay Times. For Aurora, she also directed critically acclaimed productions of Betrayed, The Busy World Is Hushed, Speech & Debate and Permanent Collection, which also received Top 10 Play honors by the Oakland Tribune & Contra Costa Times. Other Bay Area hits include Tuesdays With Morrie at Center Rep, ART at San Francisco Playhouse, LovePlay for TheatreFirst and Ghost Festival at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Forum. An award-winning Chicago director with extensive experience in new play development, Ms. Stanton directed Detail Of A Larger Work for Steppenwolf Theatre Company where she was named as a director for the New Plays Lab. She was honored with a Jeff Citation and After Dark Award for her direction of the world premiere of Rebecca Gilman’s The Glory of Living at Circle Theatre. Ms. Stanton received Jeff nominations for her direction of The Waiting Room at Stage Left Theatre, The Angels of Lemnos for Chicago Dramatists and directed the long-running Chicago hit And Neither Have I Wings to Fly. Ms. Stanton served as Producing Artistic Director of Spokane Interplayers in Washington where she directed Watch On The Rhine, Anton In Show Business, God’s Man In Texas, Wings, Dinner With Friends, Three Days Of Rain and Ah! Wilderness. Under her leadership, the Spokane Arts Commission named the institution Arts Organization of the Year. Additional regional theatre credits include Jack And The Beanstalk for Dallas Theatre Center and Top Girls for Theatre Three among others. She is a recipient of Theatre Three's Award for Achievement and Dedication to the Arts and is a National Endowment for the Arts Directors' Fellowship Finalist.