Robert Fieldsteel’s plays have been produced in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. For Crazy Drunk, he received the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Best World Premiere Play and the Backstage West Garland Award for Playwriting. Other works include his adaptation (with Jennifer Maisel and April Vanoff) of Ansky’s The Dybbuk (5 L.A. Weekly Award Nominations), Essential Magick (Finalist, Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award; MET Theatre, L.A.; Boxfest Detroit), Smart (the side project, Chicago; End Times Productions, NY; New Group and Lark festival readings, NY), Diamonds (1st annual L.A. EdgeFest) and several youth theatre pieces for the Virginia Avenue Project.
Mr. Fieldsteel began his career in Los Angeles co-producing and acting in 3 Plays of Love and Hate, directed by John Cassavetes and starring Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, and Jon Voight. He also co-produced and served as dramaturg for the Los Angeles History Project, sponsored by the L.A. EdgeFest and the Autry National Center. As an actor, he has played major roles in over 25 stage productions, received a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Andrea’s Got 2 Boyfriends, guest-starred frequently on television, and acted in films for such distinguished directors as Cassavetes and Sidney Lumet.
Following a 28-year career in Los Angeles, he now lives and writes in Macon, GA, where he teaches playwriting and acting and serves as Artist-in-Residence, Playwriting at Wesleyan College. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles and a guest artist/lecturer at USC, UCLA, Occidental College, Loyola Marymount University, and Cypress College, as well as a 7-year staff playwriting teacher for The Virginia Avenue Project, which matches at-risk youth with theatre artists. He’s proud to be a founding member of Dog Ear, a collective of twelve L.A. playwrights. Visit www.dogear.org.