“Ferguson’s quest is the quest of all creative, imaginative people who challenge conventional wisdom and conventional understandings of creativity.”
-David Roberts, Theatre Critic
New York Premiere of
Captain Ferguson's School For Balloon Warfare
Isaac Rathbone's work has been produced and developed across the United States and Internationally. Highlights include productions of his work Off-Broadway, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, NYC Fringe Festival and the Barter Theater. His full-length pieces have been developed at the Last Frontier Theater Conference in Valdez, Alaska, the Great Plains Theater Conference in Fort Omaha, Nebraska, and at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Play Lab in Cape Cod. Also specializing in historical dramas, Rathbone has had two commissions from his alma mater Hofstra University. These include Undeclared History, chronicling the school during the Vietnam era and The March of the Bonus Army, which was presented as part of the University's "Democracy and Performance" Conference held in conjunction with the 2012 Presidential Debate. His historical courtroom drama Little Eva, commissioned by the Greater Milford Historical Association in Central New York, led to his appearance as a featured expert on Investigation Discovery’s “Deadly Women” series. His one-act plays have been on stages across the US, including New York City and State, Boston, Providence, Omaha, Minnesota, Portland, and Southern California. He is a three time finalists for the Actor Theater of Louisville’s Heideman Award. He is screenwriting credits have been showcased at various film festivals around the country. He lives in New York City and is a happily married father of two boys.