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Robert Motum

Director, Playwright, Artist-Researcher


Robert Motum is a playwright, director, and artist-researcher. With a background in site-specific performance, Robert has staged work on an active city bus, in a castle, over Snapchat, in a dorm room, in a gallery, in a vacant Target store, and occasionally even in a theatre space. He is the playwright of A Community Target (Outside the March), a documentary play which examines the collapse of American retailer, Target, in Canada. His writing has also been supported by the Stratford Festival Playwrights’ retreat, Why Not Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, Convergence, the Ellen Ross Stuart Opening Doors Award, and the Ontario Arts Council. Recent directing credits include: Play This Street (Tottering Biped Theatre), The Grass is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome (Toronto Fringe), and King Charles III* (Mirvish/Studio180). He holds an MA in Practising Performance from Aberystwyth University (Wales), a BA in Honours Drama from the University of Waterloo and is a current PhD Candidate in the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto.