Originally from St. Louis, Rob has been writer, producer and/or director for over 30 television series including 17 network pilots. Rob worked on such series as: Benson, Marblehead Manor, Gimme A Break, Me and The Boys, The Royal Family, The Blues Brothers, Full House and many more. He was a nominee for The People’s Choice award for Best New Comedy for the series he co-created, Me and The Boys.
Rob’s credits also include five original screenplays and multiple uncredited rewrites for Amblin’ Entertainment and Disney Studios. During the years working in television and film, he was pleased to write or direct for such great producers as Aaron Spelling, Witt-Thomas-Harris, Miller/Boyett, Ed. Weinberger and Steven Spielberg. His career also offered him the opportunity to work internationally in England, France and Germany.
In recent years, his comedy play, VIRGINIA THROWS A WAKE, was a 2017 finalist for the Reva Shiner Comedy Award and his drama, HAUNTINGS, was a finalist for The Stanley Drama Award. His play, NOWHERE MAN, premiered at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival in New York in late August 2018. Rob, along with composer Dan Foliart, has recently completed their musical, BACK IN THE GAME. Rob was also an original member of The Groundlings Improv Company.
NOTE FROM PLAYWRIGHT
For me, great characters have failings. Heroes bore me. I love characters with very strongly held opinions and beliefs which they stand by against all odds. Writing for me is simply an outgrowth of being an avid reader. I love not only the stories to be told but the music of words when they fall together correctly. I love the excitement of characters coming alive and pulling me along with them. When that happens, I'm not a writer, just a typist.
LIST OF PLAYS
Most of Rob's plays are available on the New Play Exchange. Among them...
BACK IN THE GAME (Musical) with Dan Foliart
VIRGINIA THROWS A WAKE
PREPPING FOR WIDOWHOOD
BENEATH THE STONES
FOR ALL WE KNOW
NOTE FROM MonologueBank
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|Source Title||Author||Description||Free sample|
|FOR ALL WE KNOW - A Terrible Father - Tommy||Rob Dames||
An aging rock star resists that the young woman he is meeting could be his daughter.
|Ready Betty - Betty||Rob Dames||
A very physical comedy as a woman teaches other women how to deal with catastrophe.
|Watching Time Melt - Leeanne||Rob Dames||
A reflection on death, dying and loss.