Aug 23 2019
Our Boy by Rob Urbinati

Our Boy by Rob Urbinati

Presented by Southwest Theatre Productions at Santa Cruz Center for Culture

Mark is a small town “golden boy”, sporty, handsome, popular, kind. Or at least that’s something his parents can agree on. When he’s implicated in something they could never imagine, they begin to realize how little they actually trust him, or each other. A potent look at the shifting sands of parenting and responsibility.

Rob Urbinati is a freelance director and writer based in New York City. He has directed at The Public Theater, Culture Project, Abingdon Theatre, Classic Stage Company, Pearl Theatre, New York University; as well as theatres and universities across the country.

Rob is also the Director of New Play Development at Queens Theatre.

Rob’s numerous plays include Mama’s Boy; Hazelwood Jr. High; Murder On West Moon Street and Death by Design, published by Samuel French.

Several of Rob’s plays are published by Steel Springs Stage Rights:
UMW: University of Mostly Whites; The Queen Bees; Cole Porter’s Nymph Errant

His book, “Play Readings: A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners” is published by Focal Press/Routledge. His plays have received over 200 productions worldwide. Recently, Rob directed the world premiere of playwright and podcast host Al Letson’s new play, The Centre Cannot Hold at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival, and then at 5 & Dime: A Theatre Company in Jacksonville, Florida. He has written four new plays which are in development: Our Boy; Jane Austen’s Lady Susan; Mighty As A Stream and Miss Julie En Hollywood, a bilingual adaptation of Strindberg’s play. Rob is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

Admission Info

The Santa Cruz Theater is a few blocks east of I-35 and across from Huston-Tillotson University.  Tickets are FREE but we suggest ordering through the “Buy Tickets” link below to guarantee seating.  Parking and refreshments are also free.

Please note:  This play touches on crime and adult content.  A talkback will follow.

Friday, August 23, 2019 – 8 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm.

Phone: 512-521-2789


Dates & Times

2019/08/23 - 2019/08/23

Additional time info:

There will be a talkback with the playwright immediately following the reading.

Location Info

Santa Cruz Center for Culture

1805 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78702