Grant Robbin has been frequently referred to by the media as a "Renaissance Man," whose accomplishments span the arts, academia and business. He is a professor of screenwriting at Columbia College Chicago and the producer of sixteen screenwriting seminars at Northwestern University that featured prominent Hollywood insiders.
Grant wrote the book, music and lyrics for GAUGUIN, THE LEGACY and THE PALETTE OF MY LIFE. GAUGUIN, originally optioned by Hallmark Hall of Fame, was produced for the stage at McCormick Place and the Chopin Theatre in Chicago, and was also the subject of a special for NBC. THE LEGACY has had readings at the Dramatists Guild in New York and the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago, and THE PALETTE OF MY LIFE, his one-man show, was presented
at Davenports in Chicago.
Grant is a former Second City actor; singer-composer, two specials on PBS - GRANT ROBBIN IN CONCERT (PART I and PART II), concerts, nightclubs; performer on National Canadian Television; producer for theatre and television; business consultant on advertising and marketing; director of children's plays that toured the Chicago Public Schools; recipient of scholarships to the Art Institute of Chicago as a youth; artist-in-residence at colleges and universities; graduate of the University of Wisconsin, member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the National Education Association, the Illinois Education Association.
Current projects: screenplays STRANGERS IN PARIS, MY BROTHER'S KEEPER, OTHERWORLD and BRINGING BACK BOB; a play FALL FROM GRACE; a musical CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT.