Robert Attenweiler

Robert Attenweiler

Disgraced Productions
Playwright and Screenwriter

New York City, New York

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November 2013
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About Robert

Robert Attenweiler is an award winning writer living in New York. His plays have been produced in New York and throughout the country with his most recent play, Our Greatest Year, earning a rave from the New York Times. He is the producer/writer/creator of the web series Apt1B and his TV scripts have been an official second round selection of the Austin Film Festival TV Competition and twice made the semi-finals in the ABC/Disney TV Writing Program. He received his MFA in Dramatic Writing with a full fellowship from New York University, is a former New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Playwriting and Screenwriting and has been called "one of the most talented poets writing for the stage right now." (The New York Theater Experience) Robert is a board member and teaching artist with Voices Inside/Out, an outreach program that teaches playwriting to prison writing groups.
He's also covers the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA for the Truehoop Network, a division of .


  • Beat

    Beat (2016)
    Theater by Disgraced Productions Writer [In development] A pro football beat writer, struggling to find security in his personal and professional life, gets a crack at "the big story" when a local player is implicated in a gruesome homicide.

  • Running the Break

    Running the Break (2015)
    Television Writer [Script] In 1970s New York City, the new hire of a struggling team in a second-tier professional basketball league begins his rise to power aided by the first female team owner in pro sports history. Together, this unlikely duo will change the course of professional sports forever, while turning a collection of castoffs and underdogs into winners.

  • Red/Blue

    Red/Blue (2014)
    Television Writer [Script] Seeking answers that could save a dying Earth, a brilliant, haunted scientist and her misfit team of space explorers land the first successful manned mission to Mars. At least, they think they're the first. Once there, they find a colony of humans who have made the red planet their home for decades. What follows pushes these "Blues" from Earth and "Reds" from Mars closer and closer toward our galaxy's first inter-planetary civil war -- with the fate of two planets hanging in the balance.

  • I Heart Rock N Roll

    I Heart Rock N Roll (2013)
    Theater by Disgraced Productions Writer I HEART ROCK N' ROLL is a rollicking satire that tracks the contestants of a rock-themed dating show and their families from reality show back to reality... and all the way to the afterlife.

  • Our Greatest Year

    Our Greatest Year (2011 - 2012)
    Theater by Disgraced Productions Writer A man and his new wife move back to Cleveland, OH to care for his dying father and survive another year watching Cleveland sports. "Our Greatest Year" is a play about love, loss and the myths we create to make sense of both.

  • Apt1B

    Apt1B (2010)
    Television (Thriller) Writer Two roommates wake up to find living in New York City even stranger than they remember. Neither can recall the night before, save the young woman's insistence that a strange man appeared to her in the middle of the night. The walls around them could be their protection or they could be locked in ... to Apt1B. Written by Anonymous

  • Kansas City Or Along The Way

    Kansas City Or Along The Way (2009)
    Theater by Disgraced Productions (Drama) Writer A chance encounter alters the course of two strangers lives forever as they search for a place to belong amidst the scraps of Depression-Era southern Ohio.

  • ...and we all wore leather pants

    ...and we all wore leather pants (2007)
    Theater by Disgraced Productions Writer It’s 100 Years of Solitude written by Twisted Sister. The ground literally moves beneath the feet of the Sturgess family with the arrival of a strange visitor, some heavy metal-tinged magic in the air and the revelation that one of them may be part of the world’s most notorious rock band.

  • The Butterfield Tones

    The Butterfield Tones (2007)
    Theater by Disgraced Productions Writer The Butterfield Tones expected their first tour to bring them fame and fortune, but what it brought them was thin crowds, Ike’s aggressive womanizing and Tina’s insistence that when she sings she is visited by the ghost of a masked professional wrestler, who, she’s convinced, has come to save her.

  • University Place

    University Place (2005)
    TV Movie (Drama) Writer A group of college students struggle to make it in New York City.


  • Voices Inside/Out Prison Outreach Residency

  • L.A. WebFest "Best Cinematography" Award for APT1B

  • L.A. WebFest "Best Original Score" Award for APT1B

  • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship - Playwriting/Screenwriting

  • New York Theater Experience "Person of the Year"

  • Indie Theatre Now's List of "Who is Indie Theater?"

  • New York University Department of Dramatic Writing Full Fellowship

  • New York University Department of Dramatic Writing Full Fellowship


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