Robin Bennett
(1948 - 2009)

Robin Bennett
Nickname: Drama Mama

May 28, 1948

North Carolina
November 10, 2009

She wrote this: "I'm interested in the relationship between art and spiritual evolution, between how we imagine the world and how we ARE in the world, between our conditioning and our true selves--and how we can explore ALL that through art."
I don't know why I didn't know about this, but now I do. I miss you so much and feel cheated that we didn't get to grow old together. But, I feel strongly that you
are some where doing wonderful things.
Mary Dee Rooney
March 21st, 2017
I think of you when I see my children's plays; they know of you and your influence on me. My son loves the stage, a baritone angel. My daughter is fearless, a skilled scenic designer. In telling them about you, your influence lives on, Robin. <3
Marykay Mentzer
August 12th, 2016
Hi Robin!
Memories of good times and new adventures at FCHS in the late 70's. Haven't stayed in touch, but never forgot. Best teacher EVER! New York visit, In White America, Man of LaMancha,The Fantasticks! So many people you taught life. Love you!
Patrick McGarity
August 12th, 2016
Oh Robin! How many times I have shared stories of you and all your wisdom about life, love and heartache in the theatre with my own daughters! Thank you for saving my life and sheltering me through many storms in and out of FCHS. I love you!
Jodi Miller
June 12th, 2016
Hi, Mom. Five years after you had to go, you've got two Granimals up there to canoodle with. Copper left a few weeks ago (poor J&M were gutted), and our sweet Skeeter departed just five days ago (we're heartbroken). Now they can snuggle with you.
Jenny Skeeterlover
November 10th, 2014
I'm living only a block away from where "Raisin in the Sun" was set. You would get such a kick out of that, and my journey. Miss you every day.
Rachel Tingley
October 7th, 2014
Honoring you on your birthday. Memories of roses, cookies, & the Russian Tea House. Love & Hugs. H
Heidi Ash
May 28th, 2014
Thinking of you on your special day. Roses, hugs, and cookies.
Heidi Ash
May 28th, 2013
Wish you were here to see a show with on your 65th birthday~ Love you. Miss you.
Jenny B
May 28th, 2013
Robin, the world is changing rapidly in so many ways. I miss intelligent, thoughtful conversation with you.
Heidi Ash
February 13th, 2013
Prayers and thoughts for you Robin~
Patricia Bruno
November 12th, 2012
Happy 64th Birthday, Mom! Saw Peter & the Starcatcher, directed by Roger Rees- Nicholas Nickelby himself! Glorious. You'd have loved the physicality, energy, imagination, ensemble. Would love to talk about it. I'll read P&W to your GrandBean. <3
Jenny Starcatcher!
May 28th, 2012
You are so well loved, and so very missed.
I'm in college now, at Northwestern. I am continually remembering that there are no right answers
Emily Wills
November 10th, 2011
Anna and I were discussing yesterday how much she learned from you. You are still in our thoughts. Anna is thriving at college and you helped her get there through your wisdom.
Barbara Cohn
November 10th, 2011
Oh, Mom! Your new granddaughter Bailey Robin is gorgeous; J&M, exhausted/proud new parents; PJ&I, planning our wedding. Two years ago tomorrow you jumped on a star and left. There's a you-shaped hole in my heart where I miss you in all of this. Love
Jenny Bennett
November 9th, 2011
You're a grandma! Jamie & Meredith's daughter Bailey Robin was born at 227 this morning. She's a little bean, 4lb 10 oz. She might be the President you always wanted me to be, according to famous folks born on 10/6. You're a gramma!
Jenny Bennett
October 6th, 2011
Mom, I wish you could have seen my HENRY V. I feel like you might have, but I miss talking to you about it, hard core. I think you'd have dug it. I love you.
Jenny Bennett
September 12th, 2011
Ma! Marriage Equality is now the law in NY state! PJ & I are getting married! I wish you were here. Mwah!
Jenny Bennett
June 25th, 2011
Failed to see good theatre for your birthday - we left at intermission, it wasn't worthy (I heard you rolling your eyes. Or maybe that was me.) Came home, watched Patrick Stewart & Glenn Close's 2004 remake of Lion in Winter. :) Happy Birthday!
Jenny Bennett
May 29th, 2011
Happy Birthday to you today Robin! Thinking about you in thought, prayers, and spirit! <3
Patricia D. Smith Bruno
May 28th, 2011
Just thinking of you and remembering you today. I miss you dearly <3
Erica Cruz Hernandez
May 27th, 2011
To Robin, a childhood friend. May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always. Much love and respect to a brilliant teacher and person.

Patricia D. Smith Bruno
Patricia D. Smith Bruno
April 19th, 2011
So many students and friends have already posted very eloquently what just about echoes the experience of any who ever knew Robin Bennett. The most important thing I believe she taught is HOW TO LEARN. More than that, how to KEEP ON LEARNING.
Tony Ham
December 8th, 2010
Remembering. You would be so proud of your students in their last production. You taught them so much and touched so many.
Barbara Cohn
November 10th, 2010
You have been on my mind all week. Your spirit is so large that I feel you close to me even now. I wish I had stayed longer that day I visited you at Mt. Soma, but I am so glad that I did go. I miss your being in our world.
Annette Ford
November 10th, 2010
Dear MS. Bennett,
We filmed Young Arts today. I wish you could have been here. We all miss you, and we hope you are happy where ever you are. I miss you,
Love, A Sparkle
Emily Wills
October 23rd, 2010
I was in your mountains this week and thought of you every day. You would have love the beautiful colors and the crisp fall air. I miss you so much.
Annette Ford
October 22nd, 2010
Hi Mum. Tyne & Liz came to visit last weekend. We saw La Bete (you'd love it), then saw your boyfriend Patrick Stewart in A Life in the Theatre. I waited after, to tell him how much his Life in the Theatre meant to your own; I'll have to write. <3
Jenny B
October 19th, 2010
It's been almost a year. I think about you all the time. I'm so grateful for the time I had with you, if only it was longer. I miss you so much.

Love, Marina
Marina Bekovic
October 18th, 2010
"Sometimes people leave you, half way through the woods. Do not let it grieve you-- no one leaves for good."

from "Into the Woods"

I still miss you, Ms. Bennett. But what you've taught me is being put to use everyday of my life.

-David Kapli
David Kaplinsky
October 18th, 2010
You ran through my life like a whirlwind-occasionally like a soft breeze. Miss our talks about transformation and transcendence. No one else to talk to about these things. You said you'd haunt me, but I guess you're busy. Miss you, Love you.
Heidi Ash
June 12th, 2010
Mom, we went to see A Little Night Music on Broadway last night. Angela Lansbury was amazing, the production terrific, and I wish you were here to talk about it. You'd have loved their flexi use of space, the crispness of the spirit, the wit. I<3you
Jenny Bennett
February 27th, 2010
i miss you, even though you constantly yelled at me. your class was my favorite. <3
patty alonso
February 19th, 2010
I haven't nearly the history of so many of you posting here. I have a simple memory, of Robin taking me in one holiday, my sophmore year of college. There was much going on in both our lives at that time, and we worked through some of these challeng
David Weiss
February 16th, 2010
You taught me everything about being myself. You helped me break me out of my shell. You were - you are - my second mother. I will never forget you. Thank you for everything. Until we're in another show with together. I love you.
Pedro Sepulveda
February 13th, 2010
Merry Christmas, Mom. I made your sweet potatoes. You would looove my new magic wand that PJ got me. I miss you.
Jenny Bennett
December 25th, 2009
hey hard-ass.
it's been 30 years, and i've never been fond of folks telling me what i should be doing.
...and i have always loved you for your caring honesty.
not sure i believe it, but if you have the chance to say "hi" to my other folks...
christopher purcell
December 25th, 2009
Ms. Bennett, you were a bright star in the dim universe of the Fairfax Co. Public School system. I will never forget our time together. You are now and will always be unforgettable.
Rachael Bright
December 19th, 2009
Robin, thank you for everything are are, were, and will be...Nam-myoho-renge-kyo...
Keena Redding Hunt
December 14th, 2009
Thinking of you and wishing I could be in Chicago to celebrate your life with everyone at your memorial service. I'm lighting a candle for you in Santa Fe.
Stephanie Palmer Taxy
December 14th, 2009
Oh, Robin, I'm going to miss you so much. Thanks for being my friend. You might not have had a lot of time this go round, but you sure used your time efficiently. Good show.
Mary Dee Rooney
December 14th, 2009
You are an inspiration to me. I would have never been able to break out of my shell without your help. Thank you. Although I am not able to attend your memorial service, you will always be remembered in my heart. May you rest in peace.
Alis Wu
December 13th, 2009
I can't possibly name each thing you've given me and every one of your students. You managed to touch our hearts and we will never forget you. I miss you already. I love you.
Jesse Eisenberg
December 11th, 2009
A light is never lost if it is remembered in your heart forever. Your light will always shine within me and my work. I love you very much, Rest in beautiful peace.
Stephanie Galvin
December 10th, 2009
I never got to tell you how much I appreciated you and everything you've done for me. Well, i guess this is my chance. Thank you. I love you.
Olivia Goodman
December 9th, 2009
Heck, Robin, let's light a whole cake full of Birthday Candles in celebration of your "new life" which I am sure is GLORIOUS!
I love you,
Rosemary Newcott
December 8th, 2009
I see your light still, but I miss your warmth, your touch, your voice, and your laugh. Each day your are not here with us seems more unbelievable than the next. I miss your more everyday old friend.
Annette Ford
December 8th, 2009
Hey Sis, a great performance but not enough stage time. Your talent and integrity shone brightly. Break a Leg in the new production.
Ken Turner
December 7th, 2009
This one candle can't possibly show the appreciation i have for all you gave me. Thank you so much Ms. Bennett. I miss you.
Teresa Hernandez
December 6th, 2009
You brought light to so many people's lives. It's hard to believe that you won't be there, ready to email an encouraging word at any moment. I miss you."
Stephanie Palmer Taxy
December 6th, 2009
I know we weren't that close but I will miss you and you'll live in all of our hearts for ever <3
Elizabeth Warren
December 6th, 2009
Thank you for sharing your light with me. I hope I pass it on.
Laura Hume HIggins
December 6th, 2009
You were my greatest cheerleader. I miss you being in the world. I miss you so much!!!!!!
Annette Ford
December 5th, 2009
one little candle's light among many who miss you !
Mary Chamberlin
December 5th, 2009
I miss squeezing your hand, mom. If there's any kind of heaven, I hope it gets a Facebook page so I can talk to you. I miss you so much.
jamie bennett
December 5th, 2009
Your light will continue to shine in the lives of many.
Sandra Reed
December 5th, 2009
You live on in the lives that you touched. Peace
Barbara Cohn
December 5th, 2009
Robin, Thank you for your ardor, integrity and love. You have brought so much to so many. Love, Andrew
Andrew Utter
December 4th, 2009
A candle for you.
Patricia "PJ" Ju
December 4th, 2009
Oh, Robin, you are missed, but in my heart! You gave me the greatest gift a person could ever give another - my husband, my partner for life! Thank you!
Meredith Moseley - Bennett
December 4th, 2009
I love you, Mom. There's a full moon right now, and at the last one - a big, fat, glorious harvest moon - you wanted to take a moonbath. Mwah!
Jenny Bennett
December 4th, 2009


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