Robert Askins was born in Cypress, Texas. His Tony-nominated, Olivier nominated, Obie Award-winning play Hand to God opened on the West End in February 2016, following critically-acclaimed runs at Ensemble Studio Theatre, MCC Theater and the Booth theatre on Broadway. It was named a NYTimes Critics’ Pick and called “the most entertaining show of 2014.” His newest play Permission made its world premiere off-Broadway in spring 2015 at MCC Theater. His play Fish Display was part of the 2012 Ojai Playwrights Conference and Permission was part of the 2014 conference. Rob has received two EST/Sloan grants, the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwrights Award, and an Arch and Bruce Davis Award for Playwriting. Rob was a member of The Working Farm at Space on Ryder Farm in 2015. Rob is an I-73 and Youngblood alum and a graduate of Baylor University. He’s currently at work on two feature film projects, an original comedy series for HBO a musical and a new play.  


What projects did you work on at SPACE?

Permission was originally developed at Space as part of a workshop with the Bats at the Flea Theatre. During his summer as a member of The Working Farm Rob worked on several new plays including the Secessionists and Ned and Johnny.


Award-winning artists will head to bucolic Brewster, New York, to develop new works in Ryder Farm Residency Program

Robert Askins, Stew, Daisy Foote, Fiasco Theater and More Will Develop New Work at SPACE Writer's Retreat

SPACE is proud to announce the lineup for its resident writers group, The Working Farm.

Robert Askins Brings ‘Hand to God’ to Broadway

A Look Inside MCC Theater's PERMISSION by Robert Askins