Rob Cardazone is an Playwright, Actor/Singer,    
Acting Coach and Director.

Rob Cardazone has been acting, directing and writing plays in NYC, and regionally for over thirty years. He has a BFA in acting from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has an MFA in playwriting with Tina Howe and Mark Bly at CUNY Hunter, where he presented his thesis production, Ren Rats. With his focus originally on acting, his life took a turn when his play The Birth And Death Of Stars was awarded 1st prize in The George R. Kernolde New Play Competition, 2002. The Birth And Death Of Stars and Henry Descending were both New Century Writers’ Award semi-finalists, 2002. A Dark Wood was a finalist in the Nantucket Short Play Festival, 2007, and was accepted into the Samuel French Short Play Festival, 2008. With Two Cups and a String Theatre he wrote and produced The Shrew Sketch, FringeNYC, 2001, which received a grant sized donation from the Charles O’Neil estate; he wrote, directed and produced What Sprang Off A Gypsy Rooster, Access Theater, 2004, which was awarded future co-productions at Access; and The Present’s Tiny Point of which Joe Franklin said, “Great writing. Great cast. You kids are gonna go far!” In the summer of 2008 he was awarded the Tennessee Williams Scholarship to attend the Sewanee Writers’ Conference under the mentorship of Romulus Linney and Arlene Hutton, where he work-shopped Go Gently Forward. Since grad school he has been developing several plays: Go Gently Forward, Dreamers Often Lie, House on the Hudson, How to Cure Tarantula Mouth (Abingdon Theatre Dev Finalist, Trustus Theatre Competition finalist, Stanley Drama Award finalist, O’Neill Conference finalist), Terribly and in Private (Pegasus PlayLab finalist, Stanley Drama Award finalist, O’Neill Conference finalist), Gone Before Leaving, One More Time with Malice, Jamie 'Round the Corner (Nantucket Festival, winner), Collision Theory, and Erasure, The Erased Queer History of 1930s NYC (slated for production, Thr. Eskew, LaMama). 

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