About Robert

“Born and raised in New York City, theatre has been an exciting part of my life since childhood. I am extremely fortunate to be able to continue doing what I love, and share my knowledge, experience, joy, and passion for theatre."

"Together with the actor, we find a reason for every moment - whether acted, sung, or danced"


          Robert studied at First ACT Theatre Company in Manhattan, where he received invaluable training, a deep respect for the art, and a strong work ethic that he carries with him into every rehearsal room.

           After a few work filled years including Off-Broadway, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Regional and Summer Stock seasons at Bucks County Playhouse, Pocono Playhouse, Falmouth Playhouse and Shawnee Playhouse, Robert now resides in Los Angeles.

            Robert has had the pleasure of working with many wonderful regional theatres including Reprise, Musical Theatre West, McCoy Rigby, Sacramento Theatre Company, American Musical Theatre of San Jose, Cabrillo Music Theatre, San Diego Musical Theatre, Performance Riverside, Welk Resort Theatre, The Actor’s Co-Op, Sierra Madre Playhouse, Sheboygan Theatre Company, The Met Theatre, The Norris Theatre, Glendale Centre Theatre, Theatre League, and The Hollywood Bowl — working with some amazing artists such as Jason Alexander, Jodi Benson, Carol Channing, Kay Cole, Roger Daltry, Jon Engstrom, Melissa Errico, Malcom Gets, Jerry Herman, Gordon Hunt, Jeremy Irons, Angela Lansbury, John Lithgow, Lee Martino, Ken Page, Josh Radnor, Jennifer Westfeldt, Lillias White, Chryssie Whitehead, and Rachel York. NY credits include work with New York Stage and Film, Madair Productions, Play Group Theatre, and The 13th St. Repertory Company.

“No actor should ever do anything simply because the director told them to – it is our responsibility to justify it all. “

"I have produced dozens of theater productions over the past 20+ years and the shows that Robert Marra directed for me are among the finest work I have had the pleasure of presenting to audiences and also received incredible reviews from theater critics."

~ Debbie Martinez, Producer

“Robert is a consumate professional as a director – organized, enthusiastic, and most importantly, filled with fantastic ideas on telling compelling stories through words, music and movement. Loved working with him on numerous projects, and looking forward to many more!”

~ Deborah Wicks LaPuma, Composer