Robert Auletta

Robert Auletta's work was most recently seen at the American Repertory Theater in Tartuffe and The Oresteia (both directed by François Rochaix). His plays have been produced in theaters across the U.S., including the premieres of Walk the Dog, Willie at Yale Repertory Theatre, 1976; Rundown at the A.R.T. New Stages, 1982; as well as Diesel Moon; Hage — The Sexual History; The Tobogganists; and Guess Work; produced in theaters such as the Joseph Papp Public Theater, The Production Company, Cafe La Mama, the Victory Gardens Theater, and elsewhere. His two one-act plays, Stops and Virgins, won the Village Voice Obie Award for distinguished playwriting in 1983. Ajax, his modern version of Sophocles' tragedy, directed by Peter Sellars in 1985, was produced at the Kennedy Center and the La Jolla Playhouse, toured extensively in Europe, and received a Hollywood Dramalogue Award. His adaptation of Georg Büchner's Danton's Death was directed by Robert Wilson and produced at the Alley Theatre in Houston in November, 1992. His Gulf War version of Aeschylus's The Persians, also directed by Peter Sellars, was first presented at the 1993 Salzburg Festival, and then at the Edinburgh Festival, the Mark Taper Forum, and in Paris and Berlin. Mr. Auletta is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts playwriting grants, and a New York State Foundation grant. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York, at the Yale School of Drama, and at the Harvard University summer writing program.