L. Robert Westeen

Playwright

L. Robert Westeen recently relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota after spending 17 years in Houston, Texas where he served as playwright-in-residence and new works coordinator for Queensbury Theatre for 2 seasons and as a member of the teaching staff of the Tribble School for the Performing Arts. Additionally, while in Houston he served on the board of directors for the Company OnStage, was an active member of the local DGA, served as a jurist and reader for Wordsmyth Theatre, and taught young emerging playwrights in the Houston area.  His plays have been produced in New York (Off Off Broadway), Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, North Carolina, Utah, and Houston. He has an acclaimed one man show he tours throughout the U.S.

Highlights

Productions:

 

TELLING MA  – April  2008, Off-Off Broadway Production (First Production),  Produced by Phareplay Productions.

 

TELLING MA  – June  2008, Madison, Wisconsin, Produced by Stage Q.

 

AS WE KNEW IT – August, 2012, Houston, Texas, Produced by Houston Scriptwriters. (First Production).

 

COCAINE AND ETHEL MERMAN – June, 2012, Houston, Texas, Produced by Obsidian Theatre. (First Production).

 

HERE BOY! – June, 2013, Madison, Wisconsin, Produced by Stage Q.

 

COCAINE AND ETHEL MERMAN – August, 2013, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Produced at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.

 

INFAMY – November, 2013 – Trumbull, Connecticut, Produced by Trumbull High School

 

THE PASTURE – December 2013, Houston, Texas, Produced by Mildred’s Umbrella. (First Production).

 

COCAINE AND ETHEL MERMAN – April, 2014, 3 City Tour (Milwaukee, Madison, Wausau) Produced by Proud Theatre, Madison Wisconsin.

 

RESTON – February 2015, Brockport, New York, Produced by the Brockport College. (First Production)

 

RESTON – March, 2015, Houston, Texas, Produced by Mildred’s Umbrella.

 

AS WE KNEW IT – July, 2015 Carrboro, North Carolina, Produced by The ArtsCenter.

 

RESTON – January, 2016 Los Angeles, California, Produced by Little Fish Theatre.

 

Other projects /  Awards / Recognition:Houston Press Awards: Nominee/Runner up Best Houston PlaywrightSmattering 2014 (24 hour festival) – Best In Show, Best Use of GenreProud Theater – After performing Cocaine and Ethel Merman, Westeen was granted the title of “Honorary Member” of Proud Theater.