Robert Maddock learned his MFA at NYU’s Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing program and his BA in English from BYU Hawaii. Maddock is a recipient of a 2006 Daryl Roth Award for his musical Plastic!? – a nerd-rock spectacular about a one-armed kleptomaniac and a buxom superstar (words by Maddock, music by Joe Iconis and Reza Jacobs). Plastic! was featured in the 2006 NAMT songwriter’s showcase at New World Stages and the 2006 Bound-for-Broadway concert series at Merkin Hall. Other projects include Triumphant Baby, a concert of songs by Maddock & Iconis, performed by Lorinda Lisitza, and Women on Fire, an unstable song-cycle that celebrates ladies, diet pills, and firearms (by Maddock & Iconis). Additionally, Maddock is working with Iconis as the co-author of The Black Suits, a fierce new musical in development with the MCC. Aside from his theatre ventures, Maddock has written a novel, Clouds of Benjamin, busies himself as an aspiring illustrator, and is inspired by limericks, vintage comics, Sidney Lumet movies, Ouija Boards and The Muppets.