(All photos are of our past actual productions. Shown: Robby directing an outdoor production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream.")
ABOUT ROBBY HEDGE
IT'S ALL IN THE FAMILY
Robby's passion was brought on by her family's involvement in the arts and being constantly surrounded by creative individuals. Her great grandfather was John Coryell, a prolific writer of serial stories for “dime novels,” the late 19th-century and early 20th-century U.S. popular fiction form. Coryell created the Nick Carter detective series, which first appeared in New York Weekly in 1886. Over 1,100 Nick Carter stories were published in the 1930s and the character was later serialized in three films by MGM as "Nick Carter, Master Detective" starring Walter Pigeon.
Her mother, Dolly Coryell, was a Julliard-educated concert pianist who later taught kindergarten in Chappaqua, NY for over 30 years. She would often bring Robby in to direct her children in school plays. She was also married to Rudolph Belarski, the acclaimed American paperback cover artist and master of "pulp art," the colorful, action-packed or pin-up laden paintings that sold countless books and magazines during the 1930s and 1960s. Her husband often used her as a model for his illustrations and artwork.