Robert Siegel

Title: Associate Professor
Office: Erwin 315
Phone: 252.328.6581
E-Mail: siegelr@ecu.edu


Robert Siegel's new play Portraits, a performance piece for two actors, most recent production was at the NYC International Fringe Festival in August of 2015 (http://www.fringenyc.org/basic_page.php?ltr=P). Read the press release here. Portraits premiered at the Carrack Modern Art in Durham NC in 2013 (http://thecarrack.org/exhibits-events/portraits-he-saidshe-said/). TRUCE has been produced at the Contemporary Playwright's Festival in Charlotte, the workshop series of Burning Coal Theater in Raleigh, and as a staged reading at the Hawaii International Arts and Humanities Festival. His play Overlooking the Park has been produced in NYC at American Theater For Actors, Ensemble Studio Theater and at Charlotte Rep's New Play Festival. Night Into Winter was staged at Ensemble Studio Theater, Swear Allegiance at the Perry Street Theater, and Wild Mushrooms at Lincoln Center (NYPLPA). Katmandu, a one-man play commissioned for Academy Award winning actor F. Murray Abraham, was produced at The John Houseman Studio Theater in NYC in July of 2001. He has written the screenplays After the Rain for Lumiere (U.S.) and The Two for Filmagnum Oy (Finland). He is the recipient of the White Bird Theater Award, grants from Poets and Writers, Reader's Digest, and a former member of Lee Strasberg's Actor's Studio Playwrights and Directors Unit. His scholarly work on twentieth century drama has been published by American Drama, University of Alabama Press and Forum, Modernes Theater. His interview with Ariel Dorfman was published by NCLR in 2004. He is a DGA member (full member).


B.A. San Francisco State University
M.F.A. Brooklyn College

Research Interests

19th & 20th Century Drama

Courses Taught

ENGL 5890: Advanced Scriptwriting
ENGL 5170: Modern Drama
ENGL 4930: Film: The Writer's Perspective
ENGL 3830: Introduction to Play Writing
ENGL 3340: Contemporary Drama
ENGL 3330: Early Twentieth Century Drama
ENGL 2900: Introduction to Film
ENGL 2201: Writing about the Disciplines 
ENGL 2000: Interpreting Literature
ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing

Website Links

Graduate Creative Writing Program