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Robert Orr

bob-1-150x150.jpgTraining & Education

Royal Central School of Speech And Drama, London

Ecole Philippe Gaulier

Academy Gardzienice, Poland

University of Essex - B.A. English and European Literature


Teaching Experience

I have directed and taught acting at St Mary’s University London since 2007.

I taught on the following undergraduate courses in the Drama and Physical Theatre departments:

Play to Performance, European Theatre, Devising, Ritual Theatre, Ensemble & Mask, Shakespeare, International Practice & Practitioners, Advanced Acting.

I have lectured on the Commedia Del Arte, Ritual in Theatre, and Actor Training.

I have taught Devising and Acting at CSSD, at Goldsmith's College and at the National Centre for Circus Arts. I have experience teaching voice and text work to physical performers and actors.


ACT Brighton                               Directing and Acting                    2015-present

St Mary's University London       Drama and Physical Theatre       2007-present

Identity Drama School London     Acting and Voice                        2013-14

The Bridge Theatre Training Co. London            Acting                  2007-8


I conduct workshops on behalf of New International Encounter on play, storytelling, clown, chorus, devising and Commedia del Arte in Universities and Schools in the South East.


Directing & Devising current and selected..

Pericles                      Arts Council England funded & Young Vic London               2016

A Spy Story                St Mary’s University B.A. Physical Theatre                          2015

Reluctant Doctor        St Mary’s University B.A. Physical Theatre                          2014

Schlaraffenland          St Mary's U C MA PT Programme                                       2012

Chekhov Tales           St Mary's U C Physical Theatre                                           2012

The Lover                   Hubertus Lounge Berlin                                                       2011

The Visit                     St Mary’s U. C. Physical Theatre Programme                     2011

Kaspar Hauser           Battersea Arts Centre London                                             2010

Woyzeck                     St Mary’s University College, London                                 2008

Precious Ladies          St Mary’s University College, London                                 2007                                              


Film & T.V. credits

Carnival Row, Soloman Kane, Charles II The Power & The Passion (BBC Joe Wright), The Genius of Mozart (BBC), Doom, Oliver Twist (Roman Polanksi), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Doctor Zhivago (Giacomo Campiotti).


Theatre selected acting..               Role

We come from far, far away           Ali        Contact Theatre Manchester/ Ark Dublin    2017

Men with Broken Hearts /              Hank Williams Sr.       Scenekunst Ostf. Norway     2016

The End of Everything Ever          Nicholas           NIE   Painted Bride Philadelphia     2016

Trilogy                                            Andras/Grandfather         NIE UK/Berlin Gripps      2013

Sult/ Hunger                                   Zacharias                       NIE  Moellen Denmark     2013

Sea Journey Tales                         Thor Helge                                  NIE UK/Austria     2012

Everything Falls Apart                   Bomber/Jean-Pierre             NIE Austria/Norway    2011

My Life with the Dogs                    Ivan   Pleasance Edinburgh        NIE/Alex Byrne    2010

Das Schiff                                      Captain Max                     NIE/Scaramouche Linz  2009

Evita                                               Doctor                          Tancacha/ A. Gil-Martinez  2008

End of Everything Ever                  Grandad/Nicholas                NIE BAC/Pleasance 2005-7

Songs of Avvakum                         Chorus                Acad. Gardzienice/ Staniewski  2002-3

Past Half Remembered                 Noam                                   NIE Mostar/Oslo/UK  2002-13

My Long Journey Home                Andras                           NIE Mostar/Prague/Oslo 2002-13


Workshop Experience

Cicely Berry (Voice), Philippe Gaulier (Clowning), Andrzej Leparski (Mime and Pantomime), Wlodzimierz Staniewski (voice, body, mutuality), John Scotney (Radio Acting), Hugh Walters (Folio Shakespeare), Adriane Iuressivich (Commedia Del Arte), Bob Heddle Roboth (Fencing), Nicole Kehrberger (Acrobatics), Faulty Optic (Puppetry and Object Theatre), Antonio Gil-Martinez (Theatre de Complicite), Mick Barnfather (Character, Ensemble Play, Clown), Gerry Flanagan (Clown), Noah Pikes (Roy Hart Voice), Kirsty Martin (Natural Voice Singing), Mike Bernadin (Meisner) Susanne Eggert (Kristin Linklater)



Kasia Zaremba-Byrne, Director in Physical Theatre, SMUC kasia.zaremba-byrne@smuc.ac.uk

Cat Moore, General Manager, NIE, The Junction, Cambridge   cat.moore@nie-theatre.com

Alex Byrne, Artistic Director, New International Encounter www.nie-theatre.com