Known for her rich aesthetic and highly detailed constructions, Robin Frohardt is an award-winning puppet artist, director and film maker living in Brooklyn, NY.  Frohardt has a knack for taking a simple premise to an elaborate realization. Her rich imagination, unique sense of humor and stunning technical craft come together to create work that defies the conventions of traditional storytelling.  

Her  original  play The PIGEONING, hailed by the New York Times as  “a tender,  fantastical symphony of the imagination”,  debuted in New York in 2013 and continues to tour at home and abroad.  Her work has taken her around the globe, from the theaters in Istanbul, to the streets of Bangkok,  the Telluride Film Festival,  to Radio City Music Hall.

Awards and Honors

2016  Olson Kundig Artist in Residence

2016     Creative Capital Award for  “The Plastic Bag Store              

2016     Residency at The MacDowell Colony

2016     Jim Henson Foundation Seed Grant “The Plastic Bag Store”

2013     Aryln Award for For Puppet Design for “The Pigeoning”

2013     Peggy Irvine Foundation Award for Artistic Excellence

2014     Mid-Atlantic Arts Fund USArtists International Grant Award

2012     Jim Henson Foundation Project Grant for “The Pigeoning”

2012     Artist in Residence at HERE Arts “Dream Music Puppetry” Program

2011     Artist in Residence  St. Anne's Warehouse's  Puppet Lab

2013     Artist in Residence  St. Anne's Warehouse's  Puppet Lab