Robyn Quick is a professor and chair of the Department of Theatre Arts at Towson University. 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. In the fall of 2011, she taught dramaturgy at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow as a Senior Fulbright Scholar. She teaches theatre history and dramaturgy at Towson University.
Quick’s areas of research include intercultural theatre, new Russian drama, women in theatre and dramaturgy in higher education. She has presented at numerous national conferences and has published articles in American Theatre, The New England Journal of Theatre, Slavic and East European Performance, Theatre Studies, and Technological Horizons in Education. She has also worked with several companies across the country, including The Hippolytus Project, Action Theatre, Theatre Kent, Catalyst Theatre, the Maryland Arts Festival and the Ann Arbor Repertory Theatre. Most recently, she served as a production dramaturg for the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival and the dramaturg and coordinator of the New Russian Drama Project, a collaborative venture of the Center for International Theatre Development and the Towson University Department of Theatre Arts.