Discipline: Theatre – performance

Robin Frohardt

Discipline: Theatre – performance
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2016

Known for her rich aesthetic and highly detailed constructions, Robin Frohardt is an award-winning puppet artist, director, and film maker living in Brooklyn, NY. Frohardt has a knack for taking a simple premise to an elaborate realization. Her rich imagination, unique sense of humor, and stunning technical craft come together to create work that defies the conventions of traditional storytelling.

Her original play The PIGEONING, hailed by The New York Times as “a tender, fantastical symphony of the imagination,” debuted in New York in 2013 and continues to tour at home and abroad. Her work has taken her around the globe, from the theaters in Istanbul, to the streets of Bangkok, the Telluride Film Festival, and to Radio City Music Hall.


Eastman (formerly Shop)

Robin Frohardt worked in the Eastman (formerly Shop) studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, a century-old farm building has been reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built to provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for studio use in the mid-1950s with the…

Learn more