Hi! I’m Robert Lloyd-Charles (pronouns: he/him/his), and I am thrilled that you have found my website.
You might know me as Robert L. Neblett, but I got married to a wonderful man in 2021 and we decided to change both of our last names to this one.
This site is designed to be a small window into the many facets that make up my professional life, with a few glimpses into my personal world as well.
I am a theatre artist, writer, educator, and corporate learning and development technology specialist. I hold a PhD in Dramatic/Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and have worked at professional theatre companies and colleges and universities across the United States, including serving as the founding artistic director for two small performing arts companies in St. Louis and Dallas.
I currently live in the Tower Grove South neighborhood in St. Louis, MO, with my husband Justin and our cats. We plan to move to Rochester, NY, in 2024.
I wear a lot of hats, and I always do my best to look good in each.
Despite my diverse background as a vagabond of sorts, one thing has always and will always define the heart of my career, and that is a belief in the power of education and imagination. As a lifelong learner myself, I try to share my infectious passion for building a stronger culture of learning in whatever I do.
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to tour around my online home and learn a little more about me, what makes me tick, and where my future may lead.
MORE ABOUT ME
Inspirations: Jim Henson, Joseph Campbell, Armistead Maupin, T. S. Eliot, Caryl Churchill, Derek Jarman, Stephen Sondheim, Robert Wilson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Anne Bogart
Plays/Musicals: Sunday in the Park with George, Peer Gynt, Our Town, Endgame, Marisol, Cyrano de Bergerac, Dancing at Lughnasa, Chess, Rhinoceros, Iphigenia and Other Daughter, The Laramie Project, Vinegar Tom, Jordan, William Shakespeare
Movies: The Color Purple, Educating Rita, Muriel’s Wedding, Shaun of the Dead, Halloween (1978), The Lord of the Rings, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein, Longtime Companion, Maurice, A Dog Named Christmas, The Muppet Movie, The Pirate Movie (I know, I know...), Xanadu (again, I know...), Edward II, Amélie, Clue, Murder by Death, What We Do in the Shadows, Akira, The Blair Witch Project, Hereditary
Television: Doctor Who, The Muppet Show, Rankin/Bass holiday specials, Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas, Ghostwatch, Bob’s Burgers, What We Do in the Shadows, Reservation Dogs. Star Trek, Blake’s 7, Schoolhouse Rock, The Tomorrow People, Poirot, The Kids in the Hall, Futurama, Spaced, Freaks and Geeks, Black Books, The Office (UK)
Books: The Tao of Pooh, 1984, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Slaughterhouse-Five, Night Shift, Horrorstör, House of Leaves, Tales of the City, The Martian Chronicles, Maus
Poetry: The Waste Land, Constantine Cavafy, Leaves of Grass, Spoon River Anthology, W. B. Yeats, Stephen Crane
Music: ABBA, Free to Be... You and Me, Dead Can Dance, Indigo Girls, Queen, Joni Mitchell, Missy Elliott, Mipso, The Beatles, Nina Simone, Madness, Simon & Garfunkel, Mannheim Steamroller, Erasure, Bette Midler, The Chicks, Barenaked Ladies, James Taylor
Academic Interests: Japanese Nō Drama, Yukio Mishima, Gérard Genette, Liminal Theory