Rob Winn Anderson
Welcome to my website. This is a glimpse into my creative life – some of the productions I have directed; samples of award-winning plays I have written; and a look at my career thus far through my resumes.
I have worked professionally in this business since I was 13 years old appearing in a production of Carl Reiner’s play, Something Different. And, it has been non-stop from there. I have been very fortunate to have been able to make my living doing what I love. From theatre to attraction entertainment, my experience spans a wide range of what is possible to entertain and move an audience.
And, the audience is always at the forefront of my process. I ask myself what we want the audience to think and feel when they choose to be enveloped in our story. What is each individual character’s truth and how does it inform what they say and do and how they interact with others? What is important to the environment that they inhabit in order for the story to be fully realized? How does light and sound work to initiate and maintain an audience reaction?
These same questions came into play as we worked to create this website. Hopefully, you will be intrigued by what you see and read. Hopefully, you will want to know more.
Rob Winn Anderson
Much darker than anything you would expect from a play based off a classic children's tale, SHATTERED ALICE is a psychological thriller written to bring the audience to The Edge of sanity. It is haunting, curious, and in a strange way moving.
Director Rob Anderson has crafted a gripping tale, one that provides a welcome — and telling — antidote to all the sugar of the holiday season.
Mad Cow Theatre’s production, directed with tenderness by Rob Anderson, accentuates all the qualities that make us love this play — its kindness, its humor, its acceptance of the frailties of human nature and emphasis on the bonds of familial love. …What’s most appealing, though, is the way Anderson and his actors have humanized characters that can be played as stock.
Imagination is… present throughout the Mad Cow Theatre’s clever production, from the way a red-gloved actor and a tiny model ship depict a fierce octopus attack; to the use of old-time radio sound effects for thunder and lightning; to an ingenious clothesline setup that changes the scene by simply tugging on a rope and undoing some clothespins.
Spelling Bee…under the direction of Rob Anderson, this show has such a swell group of actors on its hands.
Mad Cow’s “Southeastern Regional Premiere,” directed by Rob Anderson, boasts a nicely naturalistic set (by Cindy White with Abdul Delgado) and a superior cast.
As the song famously says, "Singin' in the Rain" will make you happy again. And at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden, that's just what this musical comedy does. Director Rob Winn Anderson, who handles all his moving parts with aplomb, is also choreographer.