|Rob Bronstein worked in the vibrant Chicago
theater scene for over twenty years. Twelve of those years
were at the famed Second City comedy cabaret theater, ten
of those as stage manager, designer, co-creator and voiceover
cast member of fifteen original revues, two retrospectives,
and dozens of corporate industrial shows. In addition to
his years at The Second City, Rob worked in various temporary
assignments at The Goodman Theatre, Remains Ensemble, Body
Politic Theatre, Chicago Black Ensemble, and Live Bait Theater,
After his departure from The Second City, Rob returned to
performing, first appearing in the Remains Ensemble’s
original creation “Activities of Daily Living”
playing all of the able-bodied male roles, seven onstage
and three on tape. Having moved to Los Angeles in the fall
of 1994, he began to write his own material. His first show,
Another Average Day was performed in small venues in Los
Angeles including Theater at the Improv in 1998.
While Another Average Day was being created and performed,
Rob took his last tech touring job, the opportunity of a
lifetime. As lighting designer and technician to Rock &
Roll legend Ray Davies of The Kinks, Rob traveled to venues
from San Francisco to Stockholm throughout North America
Since his July 2000 arrival in New York City, Rob has written
and performed a second storytelling work, True Stories From
the ER That You’re Never Gonna See on Television!
which premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival
During the time True Stories From the ER… was being
created, Rob worked on other writing projects including
a novel, Tales On Tap, a play and a screenplay.
Rob has continued to do voiceover work, narrating independent
film projects and educational CD ROM software tutorials.
As if all that were not enough, Rob teaches theater skills
in the New York City high schools. The educational foundation
of The Town Hall sends Rob into city schools in Brooklyn,
Queens and The Bronx. Working with at-risk teens, Rob assists
New York City teachers and leads classes to create their
own performance work.