Robert M. Thaxton-Stevenson (he/him) is a theatre-maker and educator from New York City. He creates multigenerational and interactive theatre, collaborates with young people in schools and community settings, and designs for the stage.
As a theatre maker, his work is focused primarily on collaborative and community-based projects, which integrate antiracist practices and reimagine classic texts. He has directed projects at The New Victory Theater, New York Transit Museum, Park Avenue Armory, Governors Island, and The Chapin School. He is a company member and performer with Atlantic Pacific Theatre, Spellbound Theatre, and the Verbatim Performance Lab.
As a teacher and facilitator, Robert has previously served as a Teaching Artist at The New Victory Theater, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York Theatre Workshop, and Park Avenue Armory. In 2014, he delivered opening remarks at the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable Face-to-Face Conference. He is currently the Upper School Drama Teacher and Technical Director at The Chapin School.
As a designer, Robert creates immersive environments, which integrate technology, puppetry, and lighting. He has served as a designer for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Bluelaces Theater Company, Brooklyn Children’s Theatre, Middle Voice at Rattlestick, Wombat Theatre, Edward R. Murrow High School, and the United Nations International School.
Robert holds a BS and an MA in Educational Theatre from NYU Steinhardt. In addition, he has trained with Fiasco Theatre Company, Nicole Brewer’s CTT (Conscientious Theatre Training), SITI company, and Oily Cart Theatre. Since 2011, Robert has served on the production team of the Looking for Shakespeare program at NYU as Stage Manager, Producer, and Program Director.