Robert Emmet Lunney

Robert Emmet Lunney

Robert Emmet Lunney is a playwright, actor, and director. He starred as The Salesman (the demon) in season one of "The Exorcist" for Fox Television and has appeared extensively on and off Broadway. His play, "Famous Blue Raincoat," was a finalist for the 2015 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference after being developed and work-shopped with Naked Angels (...
Robert Emmet Lunney is a playwright, actor, and director. He starred as The Salesman (the demon) in season one of "The Exorcist" for Fox Television and has appeared extensively on and off Broadway. His play, "Famous Blue Raincoat," was a finalist for the 2015 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference after being developed and work-shopped with Naked Angels (NYC). "For Nina," twice a semifinalist for the O'Neill, was featured at Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2019 Fridays@3 reading series. AN OCCURRENCE AT YANKEE STADIUM, an absurdist dark comedy, has had developmental readings with MCC, and the Lark Play Development Center (NYC). CANNON BEACH, is a detective noir. WHEN YOU WAKE (screenplay) is a father/son story of love and loss, as well as a demonic thriller. Performing highlights: Tobias in Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE (Broadway); Michael in Brian Friel's DANCING AT LUGHNASA (Broadway); Atticus in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Ford's Theater/D.C.); Howard Barker's solo poem, GARY, THE THIEF (World Premier/Potomac Theatre Project/NYC); Ball in Mr. Barker's VICTORY (PTP/NYC); Mentor in Susan Ferrara's BUZZ (Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Roy Cohn in Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA (Guest Artist/University of Alabama). Robert Has appeared extensively on television, guest-starring in “Blindspot,” “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” and “Law & Order.”

Plays

  • For Nina
    Nina Dalton, a movie star too-old-for-Hollywood, has returned to the stage in a new play by her much older, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist husband, Brian Bartov. Brian is waging a dual battle against early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease and the temptation to rewrite Nina’s part for a young starlet in the play’s film version. Their bold-faced world is unsettled by the return of Gar Jackson, Nina’s first love, who...
    Nina Dalton, a movie star too-old-for-Hollywood, has returned to the stage in a new play by her much older, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist husband, Brian Bartov. Brian is waging a dual battle against early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease and the temptation to rewrite Nina’s part for a young starlet in the play’s film version. Their bold-faced world is unsettled by the return of Gar Jackson, Nina’s first love, who re-appears after a twenty year absence. He comes with a commitment to Art over Commerce, and a play of staggering beauty and epic proportions, written for Nina.
    Inspired by Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL.
  • Famous Blue Raincoat
    Matthew Snow, a life-embracing renaissance man living on the fringe, arrives at the Hamptons home of his college friend, Len, and his wife Jane. He brings with him a 1,200 page manuscript and a still-burning desire to live life to the fullest.

    "Yes,, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
    I thought it was there for good so I never tried."
    - from Leonard Cohen...
    Matthew Snow, a life-embracing renaissance man living on the fringe, arrives at the Hamptons home of his college friend, Len, and his wife Jane. He brings with him a 1,200 page manuscript and a still-burning desire to live life to the fullest.

    "Yes,, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
    I thought it was there for good so I never tried."
    - from Leonard Cohen's Famous Blue Raincoat
  • An Occurrence At Yankee Stadium
    A young man falls from the stands at Yankee Stadium into a top-secret world of intrigue and national security. On his fantastical journey, he discovers just how difficult it is to be a hero in America today.