Rob Urbinati is a freelance director and playwright based in New York City. He has directed at The Public Theater, Culture Project, Abingdon Theatre, Classic Stage Company, The Pearl Theatre, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, New York Music Theatre Festival, New York University and theatres and universities across the country. He is Director of New Play Development at Queens Theatre. Rob’s plays include Hazelwood Jr. High, Miss Julie in Hollywood, Rebel Voices, Cruel & Barbarous Treatment, Karaoke Night at the Suicide Shack, The Queen Bees, West Moon Street, Nymph Errant, Death by Design: A Comedy With Murder, Death By Design: A Comedy With Songs and Murder, and UMW: University of Mostly Whites. Hazelwood Jr. High, West Moon Street and both versions of Death By Design have been published by Samuel French, who will also be publishing The Queen Bees, Rebel Voices and Nymph Errant. UMW:University of Mostly Whites, was published by Steel Springs Stage Rights, and his book, Play Readings: A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners was published by Focal Press/Routledge. Rob is an alumnus of the Drama League Directors Project and The Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. His plays have received over one hundred productions world-wide.