Robyn Quick selected for distinguished Fulbright Scholar Program

Professor of theatre arts will travel to Russia to teach dramaturgy

Robyn QuickTOWSON, Md. (June 17, 2011)—Robyn Quick, professor in Towson University ’s Department of Theatre Arts, has been chosen to receive a Fulbright award.

One of the most esteemed scholarships offered by the national government, the Fulbright program facilitates the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills among the world’s many institutions of higher education.

For Quick, this will be the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, where she will teach American theatrical projects, further develop her dramaturgic interests and acquire knowledge that will enrich Towson's theatre program.

In addition to her responsibilities as a professor and coordinator of the theatre studies program, Quick is also coordinator of the New Russian Drama Project, a collaboration between the Center for International Theatre Development and Towson’s Department of Theatre Arts. It was in fact the success of this endeavor that inspired the Fulbright Scholar Program to contact Quick and invite her to propose a project for Fulbright funding.

With her expertise in intercultural theatre, Russian drama, the role of women in theatre and dramaturgy in higher education, Quick proposed to integrate these interests into a teaching curriculum focused on dramaturgy for students in Russia.

Quick teaches courses in theatre history and dramaturgy at Towson. She holds a Ph.D. in theatre studies from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in theatre from Kent State University and a bachelor's degree in theatre and English from Western Maryland College. She is the 2010 recipient of the Elliot Hayes Award for Excellence in Dramaturgy from the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.

For more information about Towson's theatre programs, visit the Department of Theatre Arts website.






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