Theatre Artist • Filmmaker • Instructor • Creative Consultant

Robert Cucuzza


Robert Cucuzza is an LA-based theater artist, filmmaker and instructor. Previously at REDCAT he directed his play Cattywampus (also South Coast Rep and NYC); a world premiere staging of Iannis Xenakis’ radio play Pour la Paix; and played Tom Buchanan in Elevator Repair Service’s Gatz, an acclaimed staging of the entire text of “The Great Gatsby” (16 tours, Off Broadway and West End). In New York, he spent six years as an artist-in-residence at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, where he wrote, directed and produced many plays and acted in three Richard Foreman shows. As a Creative Consultant, he has worked with Miss Prissy and her street dance company The Underground, Rosanna Gamson Worldwide, and with the Creative Entertainment division of Walt Disney Imagineering, where he has developed large scale live events. His stage work with the internal Ernst & Young band “American P.I.” helped them to win the 2011 Battle of the Corporate Bands at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at LA Mission College, and has taught acting and directed at CalArts, the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and Pierce College. Awards: Thomas J. Watson Fellowship; Beutner Family Award for Excellence in the Arts. 1990 BFA in Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon; 2011 MFA in Directing, CalArts. Born in Bradford, PA.



August 6-8 at REDCAT in Los Angeles.

“One of the most intriguing aspects of CIRCLE JERK is the contrast between its direct and intentionally absurdist humor and the sheer beauty of the subtle jazz trio that accompanies it. (The outstanding original score is by Juli Crockett Feldman and Michael Feldman, with Crockett on cello and vocals, Feldman on piano, and Danny Graziani on violin). Fragments of lyric – “she’s just a girl” and “melody haunts my reverie” float in the background while an eye-opening question and answer session delivers the harsh truths about men and women’s roles from the male perspective.”





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