Robin Berl

Robin Berl

Robin Berl is a writer of truths and fictions large and small whose work is filtered through her experiences as a parent and a mixed race CHamoru woman. Her plays include Drive Away (part of Breaking Wave Theatre Company's Unspoken; Volume III- Reaching Across 2021), Your Boy (3rd Place Surfside Playhouse 10-Minute Play Competition 2021), Daddy Daughter Dance (Sandy Spring Theatre Group Short Cuts 2: Love...
Robin Berl is a writer of truths and fictions large and small whose work is filtered through her experiences as a parent and a mixed race CHamoru woman. Her plays include Drive Away (part of Breaking Wave Theatre Company's Unspoken; Volume III- Reaching Across 2021), Your Boy (3rd Place Surfside Playhouse 10-Minute Play Competition 2021), Daddy Daughter Dance (Sandy Spring Theatre Group Short Cuts 2: Love in a Year of Uncertainty 2021). Robin earned a flash fiction Best of Net 2020 nomination for “Signals to Nowhere” (Variety Pack). Robin graduated from University of Delaware with BAs in both English Literature and Ancient Greek and Roman Studies. She lives in Eastern Maryland.

Plays

  • Your Boy
    TEN MINUTE PLAY. Mason visits his grandfather, Jim, with a piece of sheet music in his back pocket, hoping to entice Jim to play the piano. As Mason tells Nina, Jim's caregiver, "He doesn't think I'm my dad when he plays."
  • Drive Away
    TEN MINUTE PLAY. On Maddy's birthday, her sister Vic leaves the bar drunk with her keys in hand. It's up to Maddy--the responsible one--to keep her sister safe. What Maddy doesn't realize is that maybe Vic is trying to keep her sister safe, too.
  • A Right Way to Fold a Fitted Sheet
    TEN MINUTE PLAY. Mira can't sleep and decides to do some laundry. When she goes to put the laundry away, she sees what has become of the linen closet.
  • Inner Child Work
    TEN MINUTE PLAY. Danielle's therapist recommends role play to process a painful childhood memory involving her mother, Linda.
  • Matriarchy
    TEN MINUTE PLAY. Early Sunday morning before Sissy goes to church, her younger sister Bea comes over for breakfast--to celebrate Bea’s birthday and maybe something else.
  • Breaking (a monologue and performance piece)
    MONOLOGUE. What do you know about breaking? What if breaking was good? What if breaking was just one part of being whole.
  • Scary to Love an Addict (a monologue)
    MONOLOGUE. Etta attempts to explain what it feels like to love her younger brother, Ansel, an addict. (An excerpt from Bread Crumbs, a twist on the Hansel and Gretel story).
  • Coq au Vin (a monologue)
    MONOLOGUE. All Sofia needs is one bottle of wine to complete her shopping list for the perfect recipe to finally make her mother-in-law love her!
  • Daddy Daughter Dance
    MONOLOGUE. Since she was four-years-old, Julie has celebrated Valentine's Day with her father at her church's
    annual Daddy Daughter Dance and she refuses to let the pandemic take that away from her, too!
  • Til Dummy Do Us Part
    Helene and Scott share a romantic evening, but when it seems like they will finally reach an important milestone in their four year relationship there is trouble with Scott's pandemic hobby--a hobby that has taken on a life of its own and Helene has been bearing with it far too long!