Robynn Rodriguez is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, where she grew up seeing plays at the renowned American Conservatory Theater, during the inspired aegis of founding Artistic Director, William Ball. A classically trained actor, Robynn received her MFA from ACT and has been working in distinguished theater companies ever since.
For 22 seasons, she was a member of the resident acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she appeared in over 40 productions. Her body of work includes playing the most powerful women in the Shakespearean canon, as well as in the plays of Chekhov, Ibsen, Shaw, Euripides and Aeschylus. In addition to the classics, Robynn’s work in contemporary plays has been equally prolific.
Including her years at OSF, Robynn’s work has been seen at the Public Theater, Guthrie Theater, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Arizona Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse and many others. Internationally, Robynn represented OSF in 1994 at the prestigious 43rd Annual Festival des Jeux du Theatre in Sarlat, France. In the UK, she appeared in roles written by celebrated British playwright, David Edgar, at The Barbican (London) and Birmingham Rep.
Robynn began directing professionally in 2013. Her directing work is a welcome creative extension of her passionate work as an actor.