Robert Neil Sandberg, known professionally as R. N. Sandberg, is an American playwright and a lecturer in the Princeton University Department of English.
A graduate of Upper Darby High School, Sandberg received his B.A. from Princeton University in 1970 and his M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama at Yale University in 1977.
Sandberg's plays have been performed in Australia, Canada, England, Japan, Panama, and South Korea as well as throughout the U.S. Theatres that have presented his work include The Barrow Group, Barter Theatre, Dallas Children’s Theatre, Fulton Opera House, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Rep, Intiman Theatre, Kitchen Dog, La Mama, New York Music Theatre Festival, New York State Theatre Institute, Open Eye, Providence Black Rep, Seattle Rep, Stage One: Louisville’s Children Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre and Yale Cabaret.
Sandberg has won several awards for his work. Can’t Believe It won a 2005 Bonderman National Playwriting award. The Trials of the Massachusetts Servants won the American Repertory Theatre’s 2006 Discovering Justice contest. A selection from In Between will appear in Best Stage Scenes 2006. His plays are published by Anchorage Press, Dramatic Publishing and Playscripts, Inc. and include Anne of Green Gables, Convivencia, Done, Frankenstein, Good-bye Dolly, In Between, Jarpteetza/The Firebird, A Little Princess, Martina: Lost and Found, The Moonstone, The Odyssey, and Sara Crewe.
Before joining the Princeton faculty in 1995, he was the Chair of the Drama Department at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington.