Robert Francis Flor
Robert Francis Flor, poet and playwright, is a Seattle native from the Central District and Rainier Valley. His plays largely revolve around Seattle’s Filipino community and its interplay with American society. Ten-minute plays “The Injury” (2013), “Pinoy Hill” (2014), and “Pinakbet” (2015) were performed in the Eclectic Theatre Festival. Mabuhay Majesty, a full- length play, was produced at the Rainer Arts Center in 2017. “Salamangka’s Barber Shop,” a short play, was produced at the Seattle Filipino Community Center in 2018. “The Eagle’s Curse,” a short play, was produced by Bindlestiff Studios in 2021. Salamangka Returns became both a Bechtel Group (2021) and Playwrights Center San Francisco (2023) Developmental Reading selection. He has studied playwriting with Freehold, ACT, and Seattle Rep theatres and taken a myriad of courses from Dramatists Guild, Hugo House, Smithsonian Associates, and other venues. He graduated from the Artist Trust 2010 EDGE Writers Development Program and published his chapbook Alaskero Memories with a 2017 Artist Trust GAP grant. His poetry appears in several journals and anthologies. Robert co-chairs Kultura Arts, a Filipino arts organization, and is a member of the YMCA Poetry Workshop, Seattle Playwrights Circle, Theatre Puget Sound, Rain City Writers, and the Dramatists Guild.
Artist Support Program 2023: Filipino Mythologic Radio Plays