ROBERT McDonough


Director, Theater Program

Robert comes to The Art Ranch with nearly 25 years of experience working as a director, actor, and producer. After graduating from Harvard's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training, he co-founded the theatre collective greasy joan & company in Chicago and has performed in many celebrated theatre companies throughout the U.S. Robert has also had the great fortune to work with other extraordinary artists; collaborating with Michael Kahn on Tennessee Williams's one-acts, Five by Tenn at The Kennedy Center, directing Auto-Da-Fe for the International Theatre Festival in Arezzo, Italy, performing in Joanne Akalaitis' Iphigenia at The Court Theatre, producing greasy joan's Dear Liar, starring Julie Harris and Alvin Epstein. In film and television, he has received critical praise for his starring roles in The Magic Stone and Meet the Lucky Ones. Robert recently worked on Who Wants to be a Millionaire and The Colbert Report and produced and wrote for World Championship Sports Network.

His artistic work naturally led into the role of teacher and professor. Robert taught at Montana State University, the Universities of Montana, and Memphis. However, it has been creating with young people that he has found the most invigorating education. He has directed and taught for Montana Shakespeare in the Parks Young People's Theatre Camp for several summers and currently teaches and directs middle school drama in his hometown of Alexandria, Virginia. Robert shares his passion for life, theatre and teaching with his wife Victoria and their two young boys.