Rob Urbinati is a freelance writer and director based in New York City. He has directed at The Public Theater, Culture Project, Abingdon Theatre, Classic Stage Company, Pearl Theatre, New York University and theatres and universities across the country. He is Director of New Play Development at Queens Theatre, where he curates New American Voices, a new play development program. Rob’s plays include Mama’s Boy, Hazelwood Jr. High, Murder On West Moon Street and Death by Design, published by Samuel French, who will also be publishing Rebel Voices: Stories, Speeches and Songs of Resistance. The Queen Bees, Cole Porter’s Nymph Errant, and UMW:University of Mostly Whites are published by Stage Rights. New work includes Miss Julie in Hollywood, a bilingual adaptation of Strindberg's play co-written with Mario Garza; Our Boy, which premiered at Minneapolis Fringe in 2017; Mockingbirds, co-written with Melissa Maxwell, which explores the false accusation of Tom Robinson in “To Kill A Mockingbird” from the perspective of the black characters, and Jane Austen’s Lady Susan, based on her early novella. His book, “Play Readings: A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners” is published by Focal Press/Routledge. Rob is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and his plays have received nearly 200 productions world-wide.