Robert Quillen Camp writes plays, makes performance pieces, and writes about theatre and performance. His plays and performance projects include White on White (Hoi Polloi, 2022 New York Times Critics Pick) Our Ruined House (PETE), and his collaborations with Pig Iron Theatre Company, Pay Up, the Obie Award winning Chekhov Lizardbrain, and the smartphone audio experience Franklin’s Secret City. His academic research focuses on the perceptual experience of performance as it intersects with technology, place, and space.
BIO / PROJECTS / PUBLICATIONS
New York Times on White on White:
“At one point I could not help but gasp in horrified delight, or maybe it was delighted horror — the two are closely intertwined in Robert Quillen Camp’s absurdist, outrageous Grand Guignol... its go-for-broke delirium is uncommonly satisfying.“ -Elisabeth Vincentelli
[full review in the New York Times]
Vulture on White on White:
“Expertly directed by Alec Duffy and Lori Elizabeth Parquet... there’s electricity in the way the production packs us all in so close together, about the clever way Quillen Camp ties the play to recent events, about the virtuosically deft orchestration of the characters and their tense efforts at reasoning and argument... it’s elegant writing, delicately juxtaposing what’s persuasive in this kind of [antiracist] work and what isn’t, and it’s precisely, even superbly, performed.” - Helen Shaw
[full review in Vulture]