Professor of Theatre
As a generalist, I teach Script Analysis and Theory, Playwriting, Theatre History, Acting II, Public Speaking, Dramatic Literature, and direct at least one production a year. And for the past few winter terms I have taught a course on Alfred Hitchcock films.
Because of our size, students become an important part of the department of theatre as soon as they arrive on campus. They work collaboratively with the faculty. Our productions are opened to all students, regardless of major, and theatre gives you many valuable, transferable skills—working independently as well as in a group, managing your time, solving problems creatively, meeting deadlines, and thinking quickly on your feet.
Yes! If fact we encourage students to select a minor, and the theatre major lends itself very easily to a second major. In addition to majoring in theatre, students have also majored such things as psychology, political science, English, creative writing, music, and journalism
Dilemmas with Dinner published by Playscripts, Inc. and has been produced throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Russia, and Malaysia
The Lizzie Borden Show: A Speculation performed in Athens, GA and Seattle.
Spellers won TADA! Theatre’s playwriting contest and was given a staged reading
Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Kennedy Center / American College Theatre Festival Award of Excellence
Theta Alpha Phi, National Theatre Honors Fraternity
Alpha Psi Omega, National Theatre Honor Society
“Robin is delightful. He is consistently available and happy to help if you have any concerns. You can count on his classes to be engaging, and I always learn something new.” – Emily Meese ’16
I was named after the baseball player Robin Roberts who was a starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles.