Rob Gretta

  • Assistant Professor

    Director of Musical TheaterRob Gretta

    Office: Waller 206B
    Phone: 724-357-2965
    rgretta@iup.edu

    Rob, an IUP alumnus, has worked professionally as an actor and a director for almost 30 years from Off-Broadway in New York City to national tours and several theaters around the country, including Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. Some of his favorite roles include Man in Chair (The Drowsy Chaperone), Ali Hakim (Oklahoma), Barfee (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Herr Schultz (Cabaret), Magaldi (Evita), Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz), Nathan Detroit (Guys and Dolls), Mother Superior (Nunsense), Clive/Cathy (Cloud 9), Giles Corey (The Crucible), Don Armado (Love's Labor's Lost), Sir Richard Vernon (Henry IV, Part 1), Dottore Lombardi (The Servant of Two Masters), and, most recently, Stephano (The Tempest).

    Regionally, Rob has directed such productions as Closer, How I Learned to Drive, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Witness for the Prosecution, The Woman in Black, Othello, Jesus Christ Superstar, Always . . . Patsy Cline, Man of La Mancha, Singin' in the Rain, Annie Get Your Gun, Godspell, A Year with Frog and Toad, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Into the Woods, Bat Boy, the Musical, Avenue Q, The Secret Garden, School House Rock Live, and The Sound of Music, as well as noted chamber operas Il Matrimonio Segreto and Amahl and the Night Visitors

    While at IUP, Rob directed The Pajama Game, Guys and Dolls, The 3Penny Opera, Anything Goes, and Sweet Charity, for which he received the KC/ACTF Certificate of Merit for Direction. His production of A Year with Frog and Toad was invited to perform in the KC/ACTF Region II Festival in 2010. He will be directing Into the Woods in 2015.

    He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.