Cancelled - The Play

About the Playwright

Shaun Hagen/Top Shelf PhotoM. Robert Grunwald was born to write. At 17, he became the youngest professional (published) member in the then-66-year history of the St. Louis Writers Guild. The award-winning Cancelled was the first play in a diverse career that includes gigs as a copywriter for Fortune 500 companies, contributing film writer and critic for, and newsletter editor for a branch of the National Audubon Society. His works in progress include the one-act Gazelle Hath No Fury (a companion piece to Cancelled), the full-length play Greetings from Fort Desperation, which the San Diego Playwrights Project called "witty and authentic," and A Cat Named Turtle, an epic fantasy novel for children he describes as "The Wizard of Oz in reverse, with cats."

He lives in his native San Diego with his wife of 20+ years and a varying number of house tigers.


Professional Affiliations



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"It's a small acting school, but it has quite a rich history. Kate Hepburn herself once came in to use the ladies' room."