Bill Robens

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Bill Robens
Born United States
Other names William Robens
Occupation Playwright, writer, actor, composer, guitarist

Bill Robens is a Los Angeles-based playwright, screenwriter and actor, whose written works include The Poseidon Adventure: the Musical (co-written with Genemichael Barrera), The Towering Inferno: the Musical (co-written with Steve Marca), a comedy variety show, A Fish Without His Flippers and A Mulholland Christmas Carol, which earned Bill an L.A. Weekly Theatre Award for Best Adaptation.

Career[edit]

Bill Robens began writing for the theatre shortly after becoming a member of Theatre of NOTE, a Los Angeles theatre company specializing in new plays. His first satirical piece, The Poseidon Adventure: the Musical (co-written with Genemichael Barrera), was independently produced, drawing large crowds and excellent reviews.[1] Robens then wrote a holiday play, A Mulholland Christmas Carol, which was performed at Theatre of NOTE with great success during the Christmas season of 2002, ultimately becoming an annual holiday event.[2] The Towering Inferno: the Musical (co-written with Steve Marca), and the comedy variety show A Fish Without His Flippers soon followed.

Bill Robens' critically acclaimed gumshoe satire Kill Me Deadly played to packed houses for the entirety of its thrice-extended 2009 inaugural run at Theatre of NOTE.[3][4][5][6]

In 2009, Bill Roben's first feature film as a writer, Scream of the Bikini, directed by long-time collaborator Kiff Scholl, began playing the festival circuit.[7]

In 2015, he adapted Kill Me, Deadly into a feature film of the same name.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE: The Musical! review by Wenzel Jones, Back Stage West
  2. ^ Eyespyla.com
  3. ^ Variety
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  5. ^ Backstage.com
  6. ^ Los Angeles Times
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-20. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  8. ^ Scheck, Frank (5 April 2016). "'Kill Me, Deadly': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 

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