I have directed a wide range of genres and styles from sketch comedy and revues to naturalistic and experimental dramas, to musicals and avant-garde operas.
My productions are always engaging, professional, and fun. I most enjoy the collaborative process and pride myself on my ability to seamlessly integrate the contributions of my fellow theater artists into the production of a cohesive theatrical piece, designed to be fulfilling for both the audience and the artists involved.

States of our Union opens 4/20 at Wild Project!

States of Our Union
3 Short plays by Ed Valentine & Rob Reese

This evening of short plays explores the current state of our post-2016-election nation with vibrant words, stunning visuals…and occasional crocodile faces. NYC premieres by author/director Rob Reese and writer Ed Valentine (3 time Daytime Emmy winner, Sesame Street).

State of the Union
By Ed Valentine, Directed by Rob Reese
Sam and Betsy get up close and personal with their Commander in Chief, but not all is as it appears!
Starring Noel MacNeal, Rodney Umble, Laura Valpey, Jennifer Williams

101 Reasons to Thank Your God for Donald J Trump, Vladmir J Putin, and My Dad Who’s a Dick!
Written and Directed by Rob Reese
An anecdotal sermon, stump speech, and Ted Talk that promises only to deliver on none of its promises!
Starring Irina Kuraeva, Rodney Umble, Laura Valpey

St Christopher
By Ed Valentine, Directed by Rob Reese
A lady astronaut and the Discounted Patron Saint of Travelers take a road trip.
Starring Noel MacNeal, Jennifer Williams

Performances ($18):
Thursday 4/20 – 8:30pm
Friday 4/21 – 7pm
Monday 4/24 – 5pm
Wednesday 4/26 – 9pm

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Flash Operas at Symphony Space, May 5 & 6 2017

Rob Reese directs six new short operas commissioned by Experiments in Opera in partnership with Symphony Space.

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The Flatiron Extension: A Workshop in Scriptless Theater

Over the first two weekends in March, Amnesia Wars will hold a workshop including some of New York’s premiere improvisational dancer / choreographers and experimental musician / composers in our latest cross-genre improvisational performance experiment.

These workshops will culminate in Work In Progress showings to an intimate audience.

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Opera On Tap presents Home Brewed Opera

Rob Reese will direct a home-brewed opera, based on YOUR suggestions!
Thursday, Jan 9, 9pm
Freddy’s Bar
627 5th Ave
Brooklyn New York
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Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe (Auckland, NZ)

Produced by Mercury Jane Productions
Directed by Rob Reese
KRSTU continued its tradition of totally selling out houses and delighting audiences in New Zealand
Click here for info on the New York runs of KRSTU
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By Kamala Sankaram and Rob Reese
The Steampunk Chamber Opera
Winner of the 2012 Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical!
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Yahweh’s Follies

The musical comedy revue of biblical proportions tells the story of our favorite deity through musical numbers, comedy vignettes and irreverent historical references.
In June ’13 the show appeared in the prestigious
Ars Nova All New Talent Fest 
Go to Yahwehsfollies.com for video and audio samples, synopses, and more photos.
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Murder in the Key of Death to premiere Autumn 2014

The New York chapter of Opera On Tap has commissioned composer/librettist team Sankaram – Reese to create an environmental, operatic, Agatha Christie style murder mystery. Our preliminary workshops on the piece have received an astounding response and the premiere has been tentatively scheduled for Spring of ’14. Continue reading

Viva Pablo Neruda

Voice Afire’s My Life with Pablo Neruda is an original “Pocket Opera” Written and composed by Ramond Leudeke which tells the story of the revolutionary Nobel Prize winning poet and his long suffering wife Matilde.
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Yahweh’s Follies (developmental readings)

By Rob Reese
Composed by Eric Brenner and Matt Schloss
The Musical Comedy Revue Of Biblical Proportions!
Our developmental process included a series of readings with a divinely talented cast.
Click here for info on our appearance at the 2013 Ars Nova ANT Festival
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