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Robert Burgos

Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts


A graduate of the American Film Institute, Robert Burgos’ film and TV directing credits include the award-winning adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s The Horse Dealer’s Daughter, episodes of Angeles and Reyes Y Rey for Sony Television, as well as numerous national commercials for such clients as MacDonald’s, KFC and Jack-In-The-Box. Colonel of Truth, a two-part episode, which he wrote for CBS’s Chicago Hope, was the recipient of the prestigious Imagen Award.

His theatrical directing credits include premieres of Leonard Melfi’s Eddie and Susanna in Love at the Manhattan Theatre Club (N.Y.) and Martin Duberman’s Elagabulus at the New Dramatists (N.Y.). In Los Angeles he directed The Girl on the Via Flaminia, Over Mother’s Dead Body, Miss Julie, The Dodo Bird (Drama-Logue Award), Anthological Proof of Our Existence, Mister Paradise (one of The Lost Plays of Tennessee Williams) at the Coast Theater and the Los Angeles premier of Tennessee in the Summer at the Egyptian Arena Theatre.

As an actor he has performed at Lincoln Center, The New York Shakespeare Festival, The Circle in the Square, The Roundabout, The American Place Theater and in major regional theaters across the country.