FLYING BOBCAT THEATRICAL LABORATORY
Flying Bobcat is dedicated to storytelling, collaboration, and the creation of performance-based work. Through research and experimentation, we are on the hunt for ever greater expressivity through movement, text, technology and design. Past projects include the world premiere of Jump (a co-production with Plan-B in partnership with The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists), the World Premiere of Climbing With Tigers, adapted for the stage by Troy Deutsch, based on the book by Nathan Glad and Dallas Graham Produced by Salt Lake Acting Company in collaboration with Flying Bobcat and Red Fred Project. Climbing was a new devised work involving animation and live action and was featured in American Theatre Magazine May 2016. In September 2014 Flying Bobcat collaborated with the SLC Men’s Choir to create LOST IN THE WOODS a theatrical concert at The Masonic Temple. In May 2015 collaborated with choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen, NOW-ID and NYC Playwright Troy Deutsch to create FEAST a site-specific performance at The Great Saltair. As former Creative Director at The Leonardo Museum in SLC he created the POPUP@LEO program; a fusion of science, technology and art which featured three new devised theatrical productions. SENSES 5, LOVE, and MIND OVER MATTER.
Robert Scott Smith | Artistic Director
Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory.
Directing credits include Big Love by Charles Mee and an All-Female Hamlet, both with the University of Utah Department of Theatre Actor Training Program students; Reykjavik by Steve Yockey with Salt Lake Acting Company's New Play Sounding Series; Quarter Horse by Rob Tennant with PLAN-B’s Script-in-Hand Series.
As a professional actor, his NYC credits include Kreutzer Sonata (UNITED SOLO); Keeping Ishmael (Workshop); Pericles (SLANT); and the co-development of Roger Benington’s new work, Mormon Bird Play. SLC acting credits include Two Henrys and Crucible (PTC); Shhh! Burlesque, Pains of Youth, and Santaland Diaries (Tooth and Nail Theatre); Climbing With Tigers, Rapture Blister Burn, Good People, CHARM (World Premiere), Swimming in the Shallows, Six Years, Big Love, BATBOY: The Musical, and Gross Indecency (Salt Lake Acting Company); A Streetcar Named Desire and Our Town (The Grand Theatre); Mockingbird (Pygmalion); and The Ice Front (World Premiere) and Kreutzer Sonata (World Premiere) and BASH (Plan-B). Film and TV credits: JEWTAH, Wildlife (Official Selection Cannes Métrage Selection 2015) Blessing, Animae, Guiding Light. Print: The Unfortunate Moment of Misunderstanding (Jim Fiscus).
Robert Scott is currently Assistant Professor for the Department of Theatre Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. He received his MFA from the prestigious Old Globe Theatre Actor Training Program at the University of San Diego and his BFA from the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah.
Alexandra Harbold | Artistic Director
Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory and the Assistant Professor of Directing with the University of Utah Department of Theatre. With Flying Bobcat, projects include: co-directing the world premiere of Jump and directing the world premiere of Climbing with Tigers; prior to FBTL, Harbold directed several projects co-created with Robert Scott Smith: SENSES 5, LOVE, and MIND OVER MATTER (POPUP@LEO at the Leonardo). Upcoming projects include directing The Wolves (Salt Lake Acting Company), The Rivals (Babcock Theatre), and staged readings of At the Bottom (Pinnacle Acting Company) and Donna (Plan-B Theatre); and dramaturging Oslo and Sweat (Pioneer Theatre Company). www.alexandraharbold.com