Towne Street Theatre’s 2011

4th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival  Favorite Play Winner

“Social Science”

Bob Barnett

by Bob Barnett


Born: California

Resident: New York City (Manhattan)

Profession: Playwright

Member: Board Member,

Yale Cabaret Hollywood

Education: MFA Playwriting, Yale School of Drama; BA, Honors, English, Santa Clara University; Loyola University of Chicago, Rome Campus (junior year).



  1. Santa Clara University

   & Alumni Association

  1. Yale Life Sciences

   Alumni Association

  1. Towne Street Theatre


Bob Barnett is proud to continue his relationship with Towne Street Theatre by participating in this year’s 10-Minute Play Festival with his play Social Science..

His play Olympic Notions & Supply, set in the aftermath of the L.A. Riots, was given a staged reading by Towne Street, directed by Nancy Renée in 2005. It is a semi-finalist for this year’s Ashland New Plays Festival in October with the final selection announced in June. His plays Luke’s Dad and Reckoning Angel were both given workshops at Ashland in previous years.

Another of his plays, The Hiroshima Daughter, was developed at the Sundance Playwrights Lab, before going on to productions in New York and Los Angeles.

Bob’s double bill Symphony Pastorale/The Fugue Series has been produced around the country, most recently at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival.

He is the former Producing Director of Yale Cabaret Hollywood (YCH). His YCH productions include Bertolt Brecht’s Baal, a gender-swap version of The Taming of the Shrew, and the revue Bulldog Follies. Bob also directed and co-produced rocksong, a new punk rock musical for YCH.

In addition, he produced L.A.’92 — Three Plays/Three Voices, a theatrical examination of the L.A. Riots at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, featuring staged readings of three plays including Olympic Notions & Supply.

Bob splits time between Los Angeles and New York.