Robert Lopez has been involved in Theatre since the tender age of 10. His first venture into directing happened his 7th grade year when he helped the choir teacher put together a Spring Musical skit of “The Little Mermaid,” where he also performed as Sebastian, the crab! From there he went on to be the student director/producer of the Drama Department in High School, for the three years he was there.
While earning his BA in Theatre Arts and Dance at CSULA, he was introduced to Metropolitan Education Theatre Network as an actor, and later became an Associate Director. This company did shows all throughout Southern California where Robert performed and assistant directed in shows such as, Annie, Grease, The Wiz, Fiddler on the Roof, and Big River. In 2002, MET2 flew Robert to Auckland New Zealand to play Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Working with children through Theatre inspired Robert to go into the Teaching profession and later received his Teaching Credential at SFSU. Robert is now a Drama Teacher at Burnett Middle School recently working on such shows like Singin’ in the Rain Jr., Annie Jr., The Wiz, Xanadu Jr. to name a few.
Robert is also an actor around the Bay Area. Recent credits include: Leo Bloom in The Producers (Broadway By The Bay), Bert in Mary Poppins (TVRT), Joe in Sunset Blvd (CCMT), Roger in RENT (PCRT), and Marius in Les Miserables (CCMT).
Robert’s Dream Team 2 Directing resume includes: Shrek The Musical, 13, Legally Blonde and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He is inspired on a daily basis working with children. He considers himself to be a lifelong learner. “I get to teach children a thing or two, and they always teach me something in return.”