Rob Urbinati is a freelance director and playwright based in New York City. He has directed at Public Theater, Culture Project, Abingdon Theatre, Classic Stage Company, Pearl Theatre, New York Music Theatre Festival, New York University and theatres and universities across the country. He is Director of New Play Development at Queens Theatre. Rob’s plays include Hazelwood Jr. High, West Moon Street, Death by Design: A Comedy With Murder and Death By Design: A Comedy With Songs and Murder published by Samuel French, and UMW:University of Mostly Whites, published by Steel Springs Stage Rights. Other plays include Mama’s Boy, Miss Julie in Hollywood, Rebel Voices, Cruel & Barbarous Treatment, Karaoke Night at the Suicide Shack, The Queen Bees and Nymph Errant. His book, “Play Readings: A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners” was published by Focal Press/Routledge. Rob is an alumnus of the Drama League Directors Project and Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab. His plays have received over one hundred and fifty productions world-wide.