Robert Kaplowitz (Instructor in Sound Design) – Professional credits include: Bill T. Jones' Fela (Broadway, the National Theatre in London, EKO Center in Lagos); John Beluso's The Poor Itch, Lemon Anderson’s County Of Kings, and Neil LaBute’s Wrecks plus a handful of others at the Public; David Adjmi's Stunning (LCT3); Kia Corthron's Light, Raise the Roof (NYTW); Abbey Spallin's Pumpgirl (MTC), Chloe Moss's This Wide Night (Naked Angels); Francis Ya-Chu Cowhig’s Lidless (Interact); and Adam Bock's The Thugs (SoHo Rep) and A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons). He has also designed for 2nd Stage, LAByrinth, MCC, Primary Stages, The Vineyard, the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Sundance, PlayPenn, and others. Designs for the upcoming season include the Broadway production of Fat Pig, as well as work with the Arden and Act II in Philadelphia. He has taught at NYU, Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst, Hampshire, UMass and the Kennedy Center in DC. He received a Tony for Fela!, an OBIE for Sustained Excellence in Sound Design, and is married to a former John Deere Catalog Model whom he loves, along with his son Niall, more than any work he's ever done.