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Suddenly, A Knock at the Door

Robin Goldfin, Playwright

ROBIN GOLDFIN is a playwright, performer and teacher.  His most recent project is “Suddenly, a Knock at the Door,” a play based on stories by award-winning Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret with original live music by Oren Neiman.  Robin’s own 10-minute play “The Acoustics,” directed by Ken Talberth was part of Artistic New Directions’ Eclectic Evening of Shorts in March 2010.  His solo play, “The Ethics of Rav Hymie Goldfarb,” directed by David Carson premiered in The Midtown International Theatre Festival in summer 2005.  (“Splendidly crafted” wrote  Robin’s other writing has been published in Tikkun Magazine, Zeek, and The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide; and in the anthologies Queer Stories for Boys: True Stories from the Gay Men’s Storytelling Workshop and One on One: The Best Men’s Monologues for the 21st Century.  As a performer, Robin danced for five years with Laurie DeVito’s She-Bops and Scats, a concert jazz dance company and taught Simonson Jazz Dance Technique in New York and abroad. 


Robin has held artist’s residencies at Makor, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The Mishkan Omanim (Artists Residence) in Herzylia, Israel.  A member of PEN American Center and The Dramatists Guild, he holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dramatic Writing from New York University and is Clinical Professor of Writing in NYU’s Liberal Studies Program. 


Robin  would like to thank his Creative Team: Oren Neiman and David Carson---and the many talented and generous people who have helped make this project possible.  Special thanks to Etgar Keret for his continued support.

drawing by Crystal Skillman
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