Robyne Parrish is a Playwright and member of the DRAMATISTS GUILD

Current Producer /Associate Producer


#DOGMOM or words matter

A new short play by Robyne Parrish - will appear at the Chain Play Festival 2022. More info for tickets soon!



The web-series PERI-STREET, written by Robyne Parrish is currently in picture lock.





The short film WHAT IF I WERE YOU? written by Robyne Parrish is currently in post and slated to release late 2022


@whatifiwereyoufilm on FB and INSTA 



Parrish and Campany presentedStill, Birth. - a play about pregnancy loss at the Chain Theatre September 17-19, 2021 thanks to a grant from NYFA and the City Artist Corp.

Broadway World Article: https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/STILL-BIRTH-to-be-Presented-at-The-Chain-20210826

Still, Birth., a play about pregnancy loss, was presented at the NYC Rogue Theatre Festival August 15th 2019 and accepted as a participant in Theatre for the New City (NYC) Dream Up festival August 27 - September 1 2019.

Still, Birth. a play about pregnancy loss was nominated for Best Short Play in the 2017 New York Theatre Festival.

Still, Birth. - a play about pregnancy loss. A taboo subject for centuries, this play seeks to open the lines of communication between those who have been touched by pregnancy loss in any form and on any level. The play is co-written/in development by Robyne Parrish and Coley Campany who are members of the LAByrinth Theatre Ensemble 2014 -  NYC

Still, Birth. has been accepted into the New York Theatre Festival Summer Fest 2017 with a September run at the Hudson Guild Theatre in NYC.


Still, Birth. by Coley Campany and Robyne Parrish received its first developmental staged reading at Off the Wall Productions in Carnegie PA on March 17th, 2017.

Still, Birth had its NYC premiere this September at the 2017 NY Theatre Festival at the Hudson Guild Theatre. It was nominated for Best Short Play at the Festival. It is now touring the states as an on-going outreach project. https://www.stillbirthplay.com/

Still Birth pic Pittsburgh cast with "Pittsburgh Cast - Staged Reading of Still, Birth at Off the Wall Productions.



Goodbadugly Close But Not Too Close The Pittsburgh cast of GoodBadUgly at the Swan Day Festival. Karen Baum, Lisa Ann Goldsmith and Adrienne Wehr.

Robyne’s new ten minute play Goodbadugly was presented as a part of Swan Day with No Name Players at the Hazlett Theatre in Pittsburgh in March 2011.

Robyne's plays GOODBADUGLY and KISS ME garnered the Audience Choice Award at the Chain Theatre Short Play Festival earlier this summer, 2021

GOODBADUGLY enjoyed a short run at the Bank Theatre NYC with the Labyrinth Theatre Ensemble 2014 in November 2014.

GOODBADUGLY by Robyne Parrish was accepted into the Manhattan Rep Company’s Fall One Act Competition in September!

GOODBADUGLY was accepted into Identity Theatre’s Self Awareness Reading Series, August 2011.

Her play Goodbadugly has been selected for a reading in the short plays and musicals festival at the Players Theatre in NYC in June, 2011.

The Pittsburgh cast of GoodBadUgly at the Swan Day Festival. Karen Baum, Lisa Ann Goldsmith and Adrienne Wehr.

Jezebel’s Curse — Part 1

Newly released!!

Wild Child Publishing


The Safe Place

Ms. Parrish’s play, The Safe Place received a staged reading at the Underground Readings at the Gray Box Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA in June 2011, produced by Terra Nova and hosted by Bill Cameron.

“Blue Ribbons” Receives Honorable Mention

Robyne’s poem “Blue Ribbons” received HONORABLE MENTION in the serious poetry contest category at St. David’s Writers Conference Summer 2011.

Blue Robboned Skies

By Robyne Parrish

Today I saw blue ribboned skies
From whence you fell
You angel you

The mystery of your ribboned eyes
The stories told
In rings and whisps

The ever changing gusts and gulls
And how your face
It perks and clowns

What happens when an angel dies?
They fall to earth and slowly drown

I have no clouds to keep you here
No gentle whips
Or fluffs of white

The earth offers no refreshing drink
To keep you from fading
Cracked and cold

There is no fire to warm your hands
Your cheeks begin
To lose their glow

I even think that angels melt
Or shrink
When it’s their time to go

Today blue ribbons soared and ruffled
And I missed you in this autumn place

For just a moment to behold you
And kiss the tears
From your angel face


Jillian of Peach Creek Stables

“A delightful story with endearing characters. This book offers a fun, innocent escape for today’s middle school girls.”

— Tanya Dennis (www.TanyaDennisBooks.com)
Managing Editor, Christian Children’s Book Review (www.CCBReview.blogspot.com)
“After reading this refreshing book, I felt like I’d revisited my early teens. A sweet ‘girl meets boy’ story. The ‘puppy love’ they find brought a smile to my face, reminding me of the old days. Young teens will especially enjoy and relate to this book. A good clean story with a very interesting outcome… a great way to curl up and spend an afternoon… every time I had to put it down I couldn’t wait to pick it up again.”

— Susan B. Powell, Victim Advocate, Lexington County Courthouse and Minister’s Wife, Red Bank Baptist Church
“A good, clean story that mother and daughter will find hard to put down. I hope Robyne has more tales of Jillian in the making.”

— Rose T. Wilkins
Sandlapper Magazine of South Carolina

The I’m Not Your Princess Diaries of Shelby Sweet: Book 1

“I absolutely LOVED it. The voice is fantastic. It has all the elements of a teenager’s life: secrets, angst, feelings of low self-worth, and sprinkles of happiness. After leaving all she holds dear behind, Shelby has to move to a new area with her family. Convinced they don’t like her, she embarks on making friends and settling in to a new church. Will her secret come out? And if it does, how will everyone perceive her? Wracked with guilt, Shelby holds the burdens inside with only her diary to share her woes with. Until someone very special arrives in her life…"

— Michelle E. Ellis, author and editor, Wild Child Publishing, www.meellis.blogspot.com

Robbie Lee and the Wilds of Houston Valley

“This book was an absolute find. I grew up during the great depression I am from Atlanta Georgia, not Tennessee, nevertheless, I found this book to be a refreshing trip back in time to my youth — a simple and beautiful story about family. A tear jerker at times, but mostly, a story full of laughter. I stumbled upon it on the recommendation of an old friend who knows of the author and her family. For children and adults.”

— Joan Curver, a retired editor and school teacher, A Trip Back in Time, Barnes and Nobles five-star review.
“R.M. Parrish picks up where Laura Ingalls Wilder leaves off. A cozy read for young ones and their parents alike.”

— Robert Reale, Tony-nominated composer of Broadway’s A Year With Frog and Toad
“This is a book for anyone who ever doubted that history was a vibrant, living thing; who ever thought that hard times would never end; who never believed in the power of family, of the earth, and of love. An entertainment for children, and a revelation for their parents.”

— Steve Friedman, author of The Agony of Victory: When Winning Isn’t Enough
“In her book, Robbie Lee and the Wilds of Houston Valley, R.M. Parrish captures the voice, eyes and the ears of its eponymous young narrator. The novel provides a fascinating glimpse of life in rural Tennessee, from the late 1920s through the Great Depression years. While written for mid-grade readers, adults, too, will be enchanted with the authentic details and charming characters. A fine first novel.”

— Alma Daniel, co-author, Ask Your Angels, published by Ballantine Books, a division of Random House.
“…This was another one of my favorite books and I included it in my summer reading program for the grandchildren.”

— Review, Rose T. Wilkins, Sandlapper Magazine of South Carolina, Autumn 2008 issue


#9: Love, Savannah
Jillian of Peach Creek Stables
The I’m Not Your Princess Diaries of Shelby Sweet: Book 1
Robbie Lee and the Wilds of Houston Valley
Jezebel's Curse Part 1


Parrish received a full scholarship to attend St. Davids Writers Conference Summer 2010

#9: The Beautiful Beast of Bergen Belsen

#9: The Beautiful Beast of Bergen Belsen

Bricolage in Pittsburgh hosted a special reading of Parrish’s new play #9: The Beautiful Beast of Bergen Belsen, January 30th and 31st, 2010.


The Event at Joseph Beth Booksellers September 17th, 2009 at 7pm was a success!

featuring R.M. Parrish and Jillian of Peach Creek Stables

Book Signing at Borders

Saturday, December 21st, 2008 2-4pm
1061 Greenacres Mall
Valley Stream, New York

Visit our online bookstore to get a copy!

Book signing at Borders Book signing at Borders

Where can you find RMP books?

Are you from SC? Available in Lexington, South Carolina at Miller’s LTD at Cinnamon Hill.

Are you from East Tennessee? Visit the East TN Coffee Company or Meadow Creek Mountain Rustic Resort and buy your copy of Robbie Lee!

Are you from Pennsylvania? Visit Joseph Beth Booksellers to purchase her books!

For press:
Event Management Public Relations — Richard
Download Press Release (PDF)

Del Rio Elementary School in Tennessee students Amber Wilds, center, and Madelyn Reece, right, both fourth-graders. Their cousin, Robyne Parrish, left.
Del Rio Elementary School in Tennessee students Amber Wilds, center, and Madelyn Reece, right, both fourth-graders. Their cousin, Robyne Parrish, left.
Actress and author Robyne Parrish answers questions from Del Rio Elementary School students in TN in grades 3-4 during a visit there last Friday morning.
Actress and author Robyne Parrish answers questions from Del Rio Elementary School students in TN in grades 3-4 during a visit there last Friday morning.

R.M. Parrish visits Robbie Lee’s hometown

R.M. Parrish visited Robbie Lee’s hometown in Tennessee this past May 2008! She spoke at both the Del Rio and Parrotsville school, as well as appeared at a signing sponsored by the Guild of the Smokies and the East Tennessee Coffee Company (click here for more info).

For more information you may email her at Robbie.Wilds@yahoo.com.

Author bio

Robyne at NYC book release party in March 2008
Robyne at NYC book release party in March 2008.

R.M. Parrish lives in NYC but was raised in the Carolina's by a whole bunch of Southerners from Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina. She writes, teaches and works as an actress and director. Ms. Parrish is a graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama, and a Master of Science in Psychology from UOP. She spent three years as an MFA candidate in Theatre and Pedagogy at Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pittsburgh. She lived in NC from 2012-2017 where she serves as Artistic Director to the Gilbert Theater for five seasons. Her plays have been featured at the New York Theatre Festival, the NYC Rogue Festival, The Theatre for the New City Dream Up festival, Off the Wall Theatre PA, Pittsburgh Swan Day Festival, Pittsburgh Underground Readings, Lexington County Arts Assoc. and The Gilbert Theater. Also in NYC at the historic Players Theatre, The Bank Theatre with the Labyrinth Ensemble, Manhattan Rep, Identity Theatre and the 78th street workshop. Her poetry and prose have been featured in: The Writers Outlet, Helium.com and The Filmworks Magazine. Her poetry has been lauded by the Writers Conference of St. David’s. Up Next: A short story entitled THE BOX as part of a compilation of spooky southern stories in the upcoming anthology, SC Screams.