Bobbin Ramsey is a theatre & film director dedicated to telling complex stories about the beautiful messiness of human existence. Through bold visuals, an investment in imagination, and stories of compassion, Bobbin hopes to create a more just, connected, and joyful world through art. With forever roots in her hometown of Seattle, Bobbin recently moved to the East Coast where she is working in New York and New Haven, CT. She is currently earning her MFA in Directing from the Yale School of Drama.
In summer 2021, Bobbin will be hiking around the North Cascades in Washington State, filming Backcountry, a short film about grief and growing up.
Recent notable projects include Dance Nation, The Nether, and Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. with Washington Ensemble Theatre; The Arsonists, Wellesley Girl, and BrechtFest with The Horse in Motion; Waiting for Godot with Arts on the Waterfront, Men on Boats and Peter and the Starcatcher with Cornish College of the Arts, and staged readings with Yale Cabaret, The Lark, ACT Theatre, Macha Productions, Book-It Repertory Theatre and New Century Theatre Company. Until June 2020, Bobbin was the Associate Artistic Director with the Washington Ensemble Theatre (WET) in Seattle. She is a co-founder and the former lead producer of Seattle's site-specific and experimental theatre company, The Horse in Motion.
In summer 2014, Bobbin directed her first feature, a horror film titled Dead Body, produced by Diving Bell Media and Angel Inc. Productions. The film premiered at the New York City Horror Film Festival in November, 2015 and is now available on multiple VOD platforms including Amazon, iTunes, and Vudu.
Other loves include all ice creams, most cats, and finding any reason to celebrate the people in her life. Coming-of-age has always been (and probably will always be) her favorite genre, and she thinks that teenagers can teach us a lot about how to be better people.
Photos by Ella Pennington.