Robert Liebowitz began his journey in the arts in 1976 and never looked back. A Life in the Theater, primarily as a playwright, garnered 16 plays produced (and published) in New York City and nationally. This past summer, had the wonderful opportunity to teach 2nd graders the beauty of the art of theater for the NYC Board of Education.
The Accidental Artistic Director
On a whim and from an invite from an old college classmate, he joined the company. Within seconds, his nearly 40 years’ experience earned him his [new] lofty title. Liebowitz is now charged with getting the group off the ground and keeping it in the air. “We do original theater PLUS dance PLUS music,” he said. He has a LARGE list of plays, musical pieces and movement moments to mount before running for Mayor of New York. “It looks like ANYONE can be a politician these days,” he said with snark.
When asked about City Center as the opening venue, Liebowitz, who is looking at 60 shortly, took a deep sigh and a long pause and said “go big … or go home.”
The rest, as they say, will be history.