Bruce Robinson

An active Theatre Artist since 1976, Bruce Robinson has been a busy Philadelphia area producer, director, actor, writer, teacher and workshop leader. The talented Mr. Robinson was a Barrymore Award winner for Education and Community Service, as well as winning the KYW-TV-3 “People Making a Difference” award. Founder and Executive Director of FreshVisions Youth Theatre since 2004, Bruce has also been a freelance director with FoodPlay Productions of Massachusetts since 2006. Training as an actor with the naturally gifted Katherine Minehart of the Germantown Theater Guild, Albert Benzwie of the Theater Center of Philadelphia and Deen Kogan of Society Hill Playhouse, Mr. Robinson is a Founding Actor of InterAct Theatre, as well as being InterAct’s Associate Education Director for educational outreach since 1991. Bruce Robinson has directed at the Ritz Theatre, Prince Music Theatre, Tova, Eastern University Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Caravan, the Philadelphia Drama Ensemble and the Theater Center of Philadelphia. A writer of 25+ plays, including Marching to Freedomland, Robinson has garnered acclaim and achieved a devoted following.
Mr. Robinson cooked nights at Tavern on Green on evenings when American Historical Theatre’s Co-founder, William Sommerfield, jogged by. Their association grew when Mr. Robinson played the butler and stage managed a 1980’s production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof that featured Bill as Big Daddy, a performance Bruce called a “force of nature.” Their association continued to develop over the years as Bruce appeared for AHT in venues that include Deshler-Morris House, Constitution Center, Cock & Bull Restaurant of Peddler’s Village, the Betsy Ross House, Powel House, Trenton Patriots Week productions, and numerous school programs. Mr. Robinson considers AHT’s ability to affect people’s lives as a noble pursuit and acknowledges AHT’s dedication to keeping alive African American history in ways that engage.

Characters portrayed by Bruce Robinson:

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