Robert Axelrod

Robert Axelrod

Robert Axelrod is a gay Jewish writer, originally hailing from Michigan, whose work focuses on exploring the intersectionality of identity and culture. Robert was a finalist for the 2024 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, and is a current member of both the Warner Bros. Discovery Access Writers Program and the Road Theatre Company’s Under Construction Playwriting Lab. Previously, Robert was awarded...
Robert Axelrod is a gay Jewish writer, originally hailing from Michigan, whose work focuses on exploring the intersectionality of identity and culture. Robert was a finalist for the 2024 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, and is a current member of both the Warner Bros. Discovery Access Writers Program and the Road Theatre Company’s Under Construction Playwriting Lab. Previously, Robert was awarded the Humanitas New Voices fellowship, CineStory TV fellowship, and was part of the Jewish Writer Initiative’s Digital Storyteller Lab. Robert was named one of the winners of the Echo Theater Company’s inaugural playwriting competition and previously won the ScreenCraft Stage Play Competition, which led to his award-winning play receiving a staged reading with the IAMA Theatre Company, as part of their New Works Festival. Additionally, Robert’s work has been recognized as a finalist by the Orchard Project Lab, and as a semifinalist in the Bay Street Theatre’s Title Wave New Works Festival and the Austin Film Festival. Robert is a proud Summa Cum Laude graduate of Syracuse University where he holds a BFA in Drama.

Plays

  • Lifeline
    In the aftermath of an unforeseen life-changing event, Patti, a well-meaning mother, decides to become a volunteer for a suicide hotline, where laughter, tears, and a new understanding bridge the divide between people from very different walks of life. What Patti doesn’t know is that her life is about to change again in ways she never could have expected.