Council Member, The Dramatists Guild
ROBERT SCHENKKAN is a Pulitzer-prize winning, Tony@ Award winning, Writer's Guild Award winning, three-time Emmy nominated writer of Stage, Television, and Film.
He is the author of fourteen original full-length plays, two musicals, and a collection of one-act plays. He co-wrote the feature film, HACKSAW RIDGE (six Academy Award nominations) and THE QUIET AMERICAN, and his television credits include: ALL THE WAY, THE PACIFIC, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN and SPARTACUS.
Robert is currently writing play commissions for The Public Theater in NYC, the A.R.T. theater and Harvard Center for the Environment, and the Geffen Theater in LA. His film script, The Project, for director, Robert Redford, based on Jennet Conant’s best-selling book, 109 East Palace, is scheduled to go into principal photography later this year, as is his screenplay, Fall of Saigon, directed by Peter Berg.
Robert has been in residence at The MacDowell Colony (Thornton Wilder Fellow), The Orchard Project, Sundance, The O’Neil Center, Seven Devils, The Gathering at Big Fork, and New Harmony. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, WGA, SAG, AEA, PEN America, the Ensemble Studio Theatre, and is an alumnus of New Dramatists. He was elected to the National Council of the Dramatists Guild where he is focused on copyright protection and gender parity in the American Theater.