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Meet the Playwright: Robert Askins

Robert Askins

 

PLAY:

The Carpenter

ABOUT THE PLAY: 

In this world premiere farce, Dan is a self-made man from blue collar Houston while his fiancé is from Dallas — Highland Park, to be exact. When a carpenter shows up to build the wedding gazebo, looking suspiciously like Dan, all hell breaks loose, with mistaken identities, family secrets, accidental partner swaps and so many laughs.

BIO: 

Robert Askins’ play Hand to God received an Obie Award, was nominated for Tony and Olivier awards, and was one of the most widely produced plays in the country in 2016. A graduate of Baylor University, he is currently developing two feature film projects and a comedy series for HBO. 

HOMETOWN:

Cypress, TX

CURRENT RESIDENCE: 

New York, NY

PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS AT THE ALLEY: 

Hand to God (2016), The Carpenter was developed in the 2017 Alley All New Festival

OTHER CREDITS:

Theatre: Permission, The Squirrels; Television: The Prophet

The Carpenter

WORLD PREMIERE 

The Carpenter

By Robert Askins
Directed by will davis
Hubbard Theatre
January 18 - February 10, 2019

Developed during the 2017 Alley All New Festival, this world premiere farce comes from the author of the Alley’s hit Hand to God.  There are mistaken identities, accidental partner swaps, and laughs. So many laughs.