Roberta Uno

Roberta Uno is a theater director and dramaturg.  She founded and was the Artistic Director of the New WORLD Theater from 1979-2002, a theater dedicated to the work of artists of color in Amherst, Massachusetts. A member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, she directed, produced, presented, or dramaturged over 200 works at New WORLD Theater. Her numerous directing credits include a range of playwrights' works including: The Dance and the Railroad by David Henry Hwang, Clothes by Chitra Divakaruni, Unmerciful Good Fortune by Edwin Sanchez, the bodies between us by thuy le, Flyin’ West by Pearl Cleage, Stop Kiss by Diana Son, Sneaky by William Robe, and Sheila’s Day by Duma Ndlovu. She was the last theater director to work directly with James Baldwin on Blues for Mr. Charlie. As a dramaturg, she has spanned generations and genres working with Pearl Primus, Alice Childress, Sekou Sundiata, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Keo Woolford, Crystal Truscott, and others. She has led devised processes to create new work recently directing and co-writing the musical concert Bone Hill, composed and co-written by Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby. She is currently directing the development of Gunshot Medley by Dionna Daniel and the development of Spiritrials by Dahlak Brathwaite