The Private Theatre (John Gould Rubin, Artistic Director; Lucy Di Rosa, Executive Director) is excited to announce the addition of Rachel Merrill Moss as resident dramaturg and Rob Urbinati as head of the company's literary department. Moss and Urbinati join The Private Theatre Managing Members, Summer Crockett Moore, Cheryl Dennis, Lucy Di Rosa, Tony Glazer, Salomé M. Krell, and John Gould Rubin along with their Literary Committee: Evan Cummings, Tony Glazer, Shane Bly Killoran, Salomé M. Krell, John Gould Rubin and Sarah Wharton.
"We've been searching for the right individuals to fill these positions and are thrilled to have them on board," says Artistic Director John Gould Rubin.
"With these additions, the company is now well positioned to create innovative theatre for our community," says Executive Director Lucy Di Rosa."
Rachel Merrill Moss is a dramaturg, critic, and theatre maker. Recent dramaturgy credits include Sundance Theatre Lab, Young Playwrights, Inc., America In Play, and The Actors Company Theatre. She has been a reviewer for NYTheatre.com and Theatre Is Easy (theasy.com) and a Producing Associate at the Barrow Street Theatre in the West Village.
Rob Urbinati is a freelance director and playwright, and Director of New Play Development at Queens Theatre. He was a Theatre Consultant for Home Box Office in New York City from 1985-1989. He received an M.A. from the University of Nebraska and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and directed over forty plays at theatres across the country before returning to New York in 1995. Rob has enjoyed a continuing association with the Drama League since receiving a Fellowship from that organization in 1995. He has served on the Drama League Nominating Committee, the Selection Committee for the Fall Directors Program, the Summer Directors Program and the New Directors/New Works Program. Rob has developed various projects for Disney Creative Entertainment, serves on the Lark Theatre Playwrights Week Selection Committee. He has presented Playwriting and Directing workshops at various Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festivals.
The Private Theatre is a not-for-profit collective committed to celebrating the private experience on the public stage, challenging the way audiences experience theatre. Founded in 1980 by Artistic Director John Gould Rubin, The Private Theatre has been committed to the production of both new and classical theatrical works throughout its history. The company has a tradition of employing non-traditional theatrical conventions and of staging productions in unexpected venues, forging theatrical collaborations across various cultures, aesthetics and disciplines in order to embrace the artistic impulse wherever it's found. The Private Theatre endeavors to stage raw, intimate and evocative productions of both new and classical work that explore the human condition and illuminate the thoughts most often left unspoken.