Bob Jaffe is an actor-director based in New York City with roots in Providence, RI and is a founding Co-Artistic Director of the Berkshire Playwrights Lab, which just finished its fifth season of producing highly staged readings of unproduced plays. Bob recently performed ...and then you go on. An Anthology of the Works of SAMUEL BECKETT (which he adapted) at the cell in New York; this anthology had prior runs Off-Broadway and on tour. Bob also toured a one-man show about hunger in America, But for the Grace…, by writer-director David Eliet. He has performed regionally and in NYC at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, La MaMa E.T.C., the NY Fringe Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, the Providence Black Repertory Company and Perishable Theatre, among others. He has appeared in the Showtime series Brotherhood, and Law & Order: SVU as well a number of independent films, a couple with imminent releases.
Bob directed the world premiere of William S. Yellow Robe Jr.'s Better-n-Indins, the NY premiere of Were You There When the Sugar Beets Got Married? commissioned by the violinist Midori, with text and illustrations by Maurice Sendak and music by Pierre Jalbert, Grammy Award-winner Bill Harley's Get Lost: Rules for Travelers, Rose Weaver's Menopause Mama, and Kenny Carnes' Pieces of War, and, in 2012, Susan Merson’s When They Go and You Do Not.
Bob has directed and acted in more readings of new works than he can count. He is an Artist Member and Board Chair of Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York and an Artist-in-Residence at the cell, also in New York.