Robyne Parrish is an Actor/Director who spent the last five seasons as Artistic Director at the Gilbert Theatre in North Carolina before to returning to Pittsburgh where she most recently directed Musical of Musicals the Musical at Off the Wall in Carnegie to rave reviews (www.RobyneParrish.com).
Other Off the Wall directing credits include: Stop Kiss, The Zero Hour, the Mercy Seat, House of Yes, Looking for the Pony and Shaken and Stirred.
She holds a BFA in Drama from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and was an MFA Graduate candidate for three years in Theatre and Pedagogy at Point Park University.
Parrish spent twelve years living and working in NYC, where she was the Founding Artistic Director/Executive Director for six years of Sonnet Repertory Theatre Inc. (now in its 14th
season) and assistant to the Company Manager of WICKED on Broadway. During her time in NYC, Parrish worked off-Broadway as an actress (The York, The Mint) and directed a number of plays for various festivals, off- (and off-off) Broadway (Musicals Tonight!, NYICF, NY Artists Unlimited, Sonnet Rep, Sande Shurin and the 79th Street Workshop/Incite Productions). In Pittsburgh, Parrish has worked as actor at City Theatre, Quantum, Bricolage and The REP, to name a few.
Parrish has been a theatre educator for more than 15 years directing and teaching students from grade school through the collegiate level, and is currently Adjunct Theatre Professor at FTCC in Acting and Voice.
Most recently, Parrish remounted her production of It’s a Wonderful Life at The Gilbert Theater and Co-Directed Fences at FTCC. this past March, Parrish directed a staged reading of her new play, Still, Birth. co-written with NYC Labyrinth Theatre Ensemble collaborator, Coley Campany at OTW. Her other vast directing credits include …Gamma Rays…, The Diary of Anne Frank, Much Ado About Nothing, A Christmas Carol, The Fantasticks and Quilters. Parrish is a Labyrinth Ensemble Company member NYC and currently trains with Double Edge Theatre whom she credits for the process she explored in the staging of 4.48 Psychosis.
She is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA.
Next up: Violet (directing) with Front Porch Theatricals this May.