Robby Henson

Robby Henson is an American director and screenwriter.

Robby Henson
Kentucky, U.S.
Alma materTisch School of the Arts at New York University
OccupationFilm producer, film director, screenwriter
RelativesHeather Henson (sister), Eben French Mastin (cousin)


Robby Henson began his directing career at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Henson is now a skilled film and documentary maker. He writes and directs all his films, which are known for being character-driven. His work has attracted such acclaimed actors Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Cooper, William Devane and Kris Kristofferson. Beyond his work in film, Henson is also a prolific theater director, his family owning the famous outdoor theater, "Pioneer Playhouse" in Danville, Kentucky.[1]



  • Henson, Robby (1991). Trouble Behind (Documentary) (Film). Corbin, Kentucky. Event occurs at 56 min. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  • Sundance Group (2019). "Archives 1991 Sundance Film Festival: Trouble Behind". Sundance Group. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  • Stansbury, Paul (June 13, 2019). "70 Years of Pioneer Playhouse at Lunch with the Arts". The Advocate-Messenger. Retrieved August 1, 2019.

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