Participants

Robert Watson

Stand Up & Pitch 2019 – Beyond The Box: Playing It Short

Creator, Writer, Actor

Born in St. John’s and raised in Victoria, Robert is an award winning playwright, actor, standup comedian and fragrance aficionado extraordinaire, as well as the creator of A Gay Victorian Affair. A Harold Award recipient for his contributions to the Toronto theatre community, Robert received a 2015 Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination for Outstanding New Play for The Money Tree and again in 2017 for Birds of a Feather. Selected writing credits include the sold-out Fringe hit Chasing Margaret Flatwood at Toronto’s Campbell House, Desperate Housepets at the Montreal and Toronto Fringe Festi- vals (Outstanding New Play, NOW Magazine), adaptations of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories and Phoebe Gilman’s The Balloon Tree (Toronto Fringe). A graduate of George Brown Theatre School, Robert has in the past year been an up and coming comedian in Toronto’s standup scene; his prem- iere recording can be found on Queer and Present Danger (Live), available on Itunes.

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