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Family Member Spotlight

Robert Ruffin, president of the Pocahontas Family Association, is a descendant of both Pocahontas and Thomas Jefferson.

Rob is an actor who has performed numerous roles in New York and regional theaters, television and film.

He has also written seven produced plays and his children's play, Ba-baaah and the Windigo, toured the East Coast for the Jamestown 2007 organization as a part of America's 400th Anniversary.

Robert was commissioned to write the culminating event for Yorktown's 225th Anniversary Commemoration and recently completed a new musical comedy, Winning Liberty Land, for the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg as part of the 2007 America's 400th Anniversary events.

Robert has performed in a Royal Command Performance for the English Monarchy and been honored by the Kennedy Center for his work in stage combat education.

Robert is a Founding Member and former Artistic Director of The Metropolitan Playhouse of New York and a producer of The Gathering, (Off-Broadway starring Theodore Bikel; National Tour and Broadway run starring Hal Linden). Rob is co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Virginia Premiere Theatre, the theater company resident at the Kimball Theatre in Colonial Williamsburg.




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