Robert Quinlan

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Robert Quinlan is a freelance theatre director based in Illinois. Recent projects include Richard III at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre; #thisrocks and #wink for the Fifth House Ensemble in Chicago; a Mandarin-language production of Jean Genet’s The Maids at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore; and The Magic Bicycle by John Olive for First Stage Children’s Theatre in Milwaukee. He has been a regular Guest Artist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he has directed Killer Joe, Iphigenia and Other Daughters, The llusion, and 44 Plays for 44 Presidents. He was the Assistant Director for the Broadway production of Superior Donuts and Steppenwolf’s TheTempest. Robert has taught directing, acting, and text analysis at various colleges and Universities and has worked widely as a text coach in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. He was the Associate Artistic Director and Education Director at Milwaukee Shakespeare Company for several seasons and holds an MFA in Directing from Illinois State University.