Tell us about you.
My name is Sean David Robinson, and I’m a playwright from Asheville, NC. My work is focused on creating strong female protagonists in stories which bring science, speculative fiction and magical realism to life on the stage.
Tell us about your current project?
Starbright, my current play, tells the story of Grace Morrow, an astronomer who lost her young daughter Abby nearly a year ago. As Grace’s life spins out of control, Abby appears to her and begins making bold predictions about the movements of the cosmos. Grace must determine if her daughter’s appearance is a sign of her dwindling sanity, or proof that there’s more to the universe than even she understands.
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
Starbright will debut at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival at the 14th Street Y Theatre. It’s perfect for this show. We have striking visual effects that will wow audiences in the two-story space, and the 120-seat venue is the perfect size for the intimate-yet-universal story this play tells.
What’s next for you?
I’m working on two new plays at the moment, one dealing with the American justice system (with a speculative fiction bent), and the other a more personal, human story about a heart transplant that changes everything about the life of its recipient.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
The last show I saw was Other Desert Cities at N.C. Stage Company in Asheville.
Any advice for your peers?
I think the most important part of being a writer, or any kind of artist, is to never stop learning, growing, and evolving. Surround yourself with people who challenge you to become the best version of yourself. Oh, and find a bad ass editor. Marry them, if you can.