Rob Winn Anderson’s work has been seen onstage, on video and across the world of theme park entertainment. As an award winning-playwright and acclaimed director, Rob has written and directed over a hundred projects for Walt Disney World. From live shows to television productions, Rob has crafted some of the most high-profile projects on Disney property. Rob holds the distinction of being the only director to create and direct a major project that was not based on any previous Disney material. This parade, “The March of the Artimals,” debuted in Disney’s Animal Kingdom as part of its original body of entertainment offerings and was described by Michael Eisner as “the most creative thing we’ve done”.
On the legitimate stage, Rob is noted for his ease in all genres – drama, comedy, farce, musicals and much more. He has directed everything from The Rainmaker to The Matchmaker to The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – to name just a few. A former professional dancer, Rob is also known for his innovative choreography and musical staging.
Rob majored in Theater, Film/Televison and Radio at Northwestern University. After this, he enjoyed a successful career as a performer and choreographer in national tours and repertory theaters. His move into the world of writing and directing was guided by notable influences like Eric Bogosian and the Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab.
As a distinguished playwright, Rob’s plays have been featured at Edward Albee’s Great Plains Theatre Conference as well as the Kennedy Center Playwrighting Intensive and Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Rob is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America Inc., Chicago Dramatists, the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, the Playwright’s Center, SAG, AEA, AFTRA and AGVA.