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Mr. Robert L. Benedetti

Artistic Director

Court Theatre

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Court Theatre

5535 S. Ellis Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60637

United States

Company Description

Court Theatre's Artists-in-Schools program is designed to help cultivate fundamental life-skills, such as literacy, teamwork, self-esteem and creativity. To this end, we employ professional actors, directors and designers who recognize that theatre is an ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Guest Director

Melbourne Theatre Company

Director

Inscription

Head of the Acting Programme

Yale University

Master Teacher

National Institute of Dramatic Art

Member, Faculty

Carnegie Mellon University

Master Teacher

Victorian College of the Arts

Director of Theatre

University of Chicago

Dean

California Institute of the Arts

Chairman of Theatre

York University

Master Teacher

National Theatre School

Teacher

UNLV

Company Director

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Company

Tenured Professor

University of California

President

Ted

Affiliations

Board Member
Texas Educational Theatre Association Inc

Early Member
The Second City

Education

Theatre

York University

BSc

Northwestern University

MA

Northwestern University

Master Teacher

National Institute of Dramatic Art

Master Teacher

Victorian College of Art

PhD

Northwestern University

graduate degree

Indiana University

master teacher

National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center

master teacher

National Theatre School

master teacher

O'Neill Theatre Institute

Web References (71 Total References)


San Diego Theater Review: DETROIT (San Diego REP)

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Only the great Robert Benedetti (erstwhile artistic director of Chicago's Court Theatre) is allowed to be authentic as an ex-suburbanite named Frank, who arrives at the end with a monologue that wraps up most of the questions raised in the narrative.


Robert Benedetti (Frank) has ...

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Robert Benedetti (Frank) has directed at many regional theatres, including the Guthrie Theatre, The Melbourne Theatre Company, South Coast, San Diego REP, and many others. Benedetti also served as artistic director of the Court Theatre in Chicago and was an early member of The Second City Theatre. He won three Emmys for Best Picture, two Humanitas Prizes, and a Peabody Award for producing "Miss Evers' Boys" and "A Lesson Before Dying" for HBO, and six other films. In 2005 he received the Lifetime Career Achievement Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Benedetti has also written several books on acting and film production, "The Actor At Work," "The Actor in You," "ACTION! Acting for Film and Television," and "From Concept to Screen: an Overview of Film and Television Production."

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Join Todd Salovey, associate artistic director, San Diego REP, and Robert Benedetti, star of "Detroit.
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Robert Benedetti to discuss the actor's creative process.


Pollard

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For the auditions, Director Robert Benedetti is asking for actors to present two short speeches from two different characters from THE LARAMIE PROJECT with which the actor feels a personal connection.

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Directed by Robert Benedetti
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BIO FOR ROBERT BENEDETTIA distinguished teacher of acting and directing, and three-time Emmy and Peabody Award-winning film producer, Robert Benedetti received his PhD from Northwestern University.After serving as Artistic Director of the Court Theatre in Chicago, he was an early member of Chicago's Second City Theatre, then taught acting for over thirty years at schools like the University of Wisconsin, Carnegie-Mellon University, The National Theatre School of Canada, and the University of California, Riverside.He was Chairman of Theatre at York University in Toronto, Head of the Acting Program at the Yale Drama School, and Dean of Theatre at The California Institute of the Arts.He now teaches part-time at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Benedetti has directed at many regional theatres, including the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Australia's Melbourne Theatre Company, the Milwaukee, South Coast, and San Diego Repertory Theatres, and the Oregon, Colorado, and Great Lakes Shakespeare festivals, and others.
As President of Ted Danson's Anasazi Productions at Paramount Studios, and as an independent screenwriter/producer, he won three Emmys, two Humanitas Prizes, and a Peabody Award for producing Miss Evers' Boys and A Lesson Before Dying for HBO, and has produced and written six other films.
Benedetti has written six books on acting and film production, including The Actor At Work 10th edition, The Actor in You 4th edition (now being translated into Danish,) ACTION!Acting for Film and Television (now being translated into Chinese,) and From Concept to Screen.
In 2005 he received the Lifetime Career Achievement Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.


Repertory

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For the auditions, Director Robert Benedetti is asking for actors to present two short speeches from two different characters from THE LARAMIE PROJECT with which the actor feels a personal connection.

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Directed by Robert Benedetti
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BIO FOR ROBERT BENEDETTI
A distinguished teacher of acting and directing, and three-time Emmy and Peabody Award-winning film producer, Robert Benedetti received his PhD from Northwestern University.After serving as Artistic Director of the Court Theatre in Chicago, he was an early member of Chicago's Second City Theatre, then taught acting for over thirty years at schools like the University of Wisconsin, Carnegie-Mellon University, The National Theatre School of Canada, and the University of California, Riverside.He was Chairman of Theatre at York University in Toronto, Head of the Acting Program at the Yale Drama School, and Dean of Theatre at The California Institute of the Arts.He now teaches part-time at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Benedetti has directed at many regional theatres, including the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Australia's Melbourne Theatre Company, the Milwaukee, South Coast, and San Diego Repertory Theatres, and the Oregon, Colorado, and Great Lakes Shakespeare festivals, and others.
As President of Ted Danson's Anasazi Productions at Paramount Studios, and as an independent screenwriter/producer, he won three Emmys, two Humanitas Prizes, and a Peabody Award for producing Miss Evers' Boys and A Lesson Before Dying for HBO, and has produced and written six other films.
Benedetti has written six books on acting and film production, including The Actor At Work 10th edition, The Actor in You 4th edition (now being translated into Danish,) ACTION!Acting for Film and Television (now being translated into Chinese,) and From Concept to Screen.
In 2005 he received the Lifetime Career Achievement Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.


RBHS Alumni Achievement Recipients 2004

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Dr. Robert L. Benedetti , a graduate of the class of 1956, is teaching Film Directing at the California Institute of the Arts. He received his BSc, MA and PhD from Northwestern University. He started his career as the Artistic Director of Chicago's Court Theatre from 1959 to 1963 and then joined the Second City Theatre. After Second City he became Company Director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. In 1967 he joined the Carnegie-Mellon University faculty, and in 1969 he became Chairman of the Acting Program at Yale Drama School. In 1971, Robert was named Chairman of the Theatre Program at York University in Toronto and was a Master Teacher at the National Theatre School of Canada. He was a tenured Professor at the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. From 1974 to 1981 he served as Dean of the School of Theatre at California Institute of Arts. Later he was a master teacher at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art and the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. Of the several books he has authored, The Actor at Work, is now in its 8th printing and remains a leading text in the acting field. Some of his theater directing credits include the Melbourne Theatre Company, the Berlin Festival, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and South Coast Repertory Theater. He began his career as a film and television writer-producer in the 1990s, working with companies such as Paramount, NBC, ABC, and the Disney Channel. Robert Benedetti has won two Emmy awards as producer of the Best Television Movie and was named Producer of the Year by the Producers Guild of America. In 1999 he produced A Lesson Before Dying, which won Emmys for Best Picture and Best Script, the Humanitas Prize, Best TV Movie of the Year by the National Board of Review, and the prestigious Peabody Award.

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