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Robert Axelrod is a writer based in Los Angeles, originally hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Robert is a current member of the Warner Bros. Discovery Access Writers Program. He is a past recipient of the Humanitas New Voices fellowship, CineStory TV fellowship, and was part of the recent inaugural class of the Jewish Writer Initiative’s Digital Storyteller Lab. In 2020, Robert was recognized as a winner of the A-List, an annual competition honoring the best work by assistants in the entertainment industry.

Robert was named one of the winners of the Echo Theater Company’s inaugural playwriting competition and previously won the ScreenCraft Stage Play Competition, which led to his award-winning play receiving a staged reading with the IAMA Theatre Company, as part of their New Works Festival. Robert is a current member of  The Road Theatre Company's Under Construction Playwriting Group.

His work has also placed in several other writing contests and fellowships, most notably as a finalist for the 2024 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Austin Film Festival, Final Draft Big Break Competition, Orchard Project Performance Lab, and as a two-time semifinalist for the ABC Disney Television Writing Program.


In addition to his professional and creative pursuits, Robert has been a volunteer crisis service counselor with the Trevor Project, the nation’s leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention service for LGBTQ youth.

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