Robert Penny

Robert ‘Rob’ Penny was an African-American playwright, poet, social activist, and professor. Penny wrote more than 30 plays and 300 poems.

Regionally produced works include Boppin' With The Ancestors (Penn Theatre), Dance of the Blues Dead, Deeds of Blackness, A Good Quick Feel-and Then We Build upon a Plan, and A Trip (Black Horizon Theatre), and The Depths of Her Star, Dianne's Heart Dries Out Stifi More, Good Black Don't Crack, Little Willie Armstrong Jones, Among the Best: The Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Homestead Grays, Clean Drums, Nefertari Rising, Reflections: Rob Penny’s Forum in Flight, Sun Rising on the Hill District, and Who Loves the Dancer (Kuntu Repertory Theatre).