Robert Karma Robinson* originated the role of Satchel Paige in Kansas City Swing (St. Louis Rep/Cincinnati Playhouse), as well as W.W. in the world premiere of FLY (Flatrock Playhouse). He played Lawson Thomas in the world premiere of The Whaleship Essex (The Vineyard Playhouse), and was directed by Bill Pullman in Expedition 6 (Magic Theater/Kennedy Center). He is a life-long friend to playwright Lawrence Dial, and this is the fourth production they’ve collaborated on (BEEF, HA! HA!, Promise Tomorrow Today, In The Room). He is a graduate of the National Theater Conservatory, as well as the University of Evansville.