Mary B. Robinson
Adjunct Assistant Professor,


BA, Smith College

Ms. Robinson, who has a BA from Smith College, has directed over 50 productions of both classics and new plays at theatres around the country, including Seattle Repertory Theatre, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Repertory, Hartford Stage (where she was Associate Artistic Director for five years), and at New York’s Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Young Playwrights’ Festival, and Theatre for a New Audience. Her production of Barbara Lebow’s A Shayna Maidel ran for 15 months Off Broadway, and she received a Drama Desk nomination for her direction of Lanford Wilson’s Lemon Sky. In 1987, she was the first recipient of the Alan Schneider Award, and from 1990-95 she was Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Drama Guild. She is currently Head of Directing at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School (affiliated with New York University), and her most recent directing credits include productions of Shakespeare and Chekhov at the Juilliard School and New York University.