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Robert Emmet Lunney

Robert Emmet Lunney is Co-Director of The Barker Project, a company dedicated to exploring the works of contemporary British playwright Howard Barker and other works that celebrate the marriage of argument and entertainment. For The Barker Project, Robert has directed and/or acted in workshops and readings of Victory, The Hang of The Gaol, No End of Blame, The Possibilities, That Good Between Us, Fair Slaughter, The Power of The Dog, Seven Lears, The Europeans, Judith, A Hard Heart, The Castle, Scenes From an Execution, The Love of a Good Man, and Uncle Vanya all by Mr. Barker.

As actor Robert has appeared on Broadway in Brian Friel’s Dancing At Lughnasa and Wonderful Tennessee, both directed by Patrick Mason; A Doll’s House directed by Anthony Page; The Night Of The Iguana; The Devil’s Disciple, and most recently The Graduate adapted and directed by Terry Johnson. His many Off-Broadway appearances include Duet (directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser), Craig Lucas’ The Dying Gaul (Mark Brokaw, director), The Quiet Room (Lucy Tiberghien, director), Arms And The Man, Two Small Bodies, and Chopin in Space. He recently played Inspector Jackman in the Berkshire Theatre Festival production of Timothy Findley’s The Stillborn Lover with Richard Chamberlain (Martin Rabbett, director). In other Regional productions Robert played Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird (Ford’s Theatre, DC); Walter in Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter (Long Wharf Theatre); Roy Cohn in Angels In America; Edward in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Michael Breault, director).

Under Richard Romagnoli’s inspired direction, he has played Bela Veracek in No End Of Blame, Stucley in The Castle, Lenny in Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming, the Sergeant in Mr. Pinter’s Mountain Language, and the Baron DE Varville in Camille. Robert’s most recent film work was in Dan Harris’ Imaginary Heroes.

Television work includes four episodes of “Law & Order,” the CBS series “Feds,” and “The Invisible Man.”

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