Director • Translator • Playwright     

Rob Melrose



Welcome to my portfolio site. I'm always updating HERE WITH PHOTOS AND NEWS FROM MY CURRENT PRODUCTIONS.  PLEASE Stop by often.  

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The cutting ball theater.

Latest News


14. AUG 2018 update

Glorious first day of rehearsal of Frankenstein - Playing with Fire at The Guthrie!  We are off to a wonderful start.

20. FEB 2018 UPDATE
Fabulous first day of rehearsal for Timon of Athens!  It runs March 30 - April 29 at Cutting Ball.  I've been wanting to direct this play for a long time!  Great article in Broadway World!

21. Jan 2018 update
So inspired by my time at the Shakespeare Theater Conference in Cincinnati.

Imagination is at the center of my work.

What first thrilled me about theater were imaginative "what if" plays.   What if everybody started turning into rhinoceroses?  What if a woman had to spend her existence buried up to the waist?  

Imagination is what leads to empathy, to problem solving, and to personal transformation.  

It has been undervalued in our culture and the theater should  be its sanctuary.