Originally from South Yorkshire, Robyn Bennett (she/her) is a Theatre Producer with a particular interest in new writing that has a social conscience. She is currently the Assistant General Manager at Kiln Theatre and a script reader for the 2022 Papatango New Writing Prize.
Most recently Robyn was the Assistant Producer at Papatango working on the 2020 & 2021 New Writing Prize productions, alongside this she was the Administrator for Burn Bright, supporting women & NB playwrights to reach parity within the industry. Robyn was formerly at The Old Vic theatre where she undertook roles as Executive Assistant to the Producer and General Manager, and as Production Assistant working across productions including All My Sons, A Very Expensive Poison and Wise Children.
Prior to The Old Vic, Robyn was appointed Assistant Producer at National Youth Music Theatre and was previously supported by Stage One, having been awarded their 2016 regional producer placement at Watford Palace Theatre. She has a wealth of experience & knowledge of London's Off-West End & Fringe sectors having first undertaken a residency with Theatre503 as assistant producer, then later as assistant producer to Tara Finney Productions alongside her independent freelance work. Robyn is passionate about dramaturgy and has been a script reader for Papatango, Theatre503, and Flux Theatre.
Read Robyn's interview with Stage One - here
Producing credits include:
Please, Feel Free to Share (Theatre503), Lippy (Brighton Fringe & Wandsworth Arts Fringe), nest (VAULT Festival), Dr Angelus (Finborough Theatre), On The Line (Merge Festival) and The State We're In (Theatre503).
As Assistant Producer:
Old Bridge (Bush Theatre, Awarded Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre Olivier Awards, nominated Best off-West End Production WhatsOnStage), Some of us Exist in the Future (UK Tour), The Silence and The Noise (UK Tour), Ghost Stories From An Old Country (UK Tour), The Greatest Play in the History of the World...(UK Tour 2021), Super Hero (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds; Curve, Leicester; The Rose Theatre Kingston), A Little Princess, The Beautiful Game and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (The Other Palace), good dog (Watford Palace Theatre & UK Tour), MUTED (Bunker Theatre), The Acedian Pirates, Clickbait, Four Play, BU21, We Wait In Joyful Hope, and Jelly Beans (Theatre503).
As Associate Producer:
Years of Sunlight, Screens (Theatre503) and Your Ever Loving (Theatre N16).
TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS
Stage One Regional Trainee Producer, Watford Palace Theatre 2017/18
Stage One New Producers workshop, 2017
Resident Assistant Producer, Theatre503, 2016
Introduction to Festival Producing, Roundhouse, 2016
BA Hons Drama & Theatre Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London