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Joan Robbins

Dramaturge & Assistant Professor
Performing Arts Center 123
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810

Joan Robbins heads the B.A. program in Theatre at Ohio Northern where she serves on the theatre faculty and works as both a director and dramaturg. She also is the co-founder of ONU's International Play Festival, a platform for new work from around the globe. Robbins has worked extensively as a dramaturg and as a director in both the academic and professional theatre. As director of theatre at the University of Scranton, she designed and instituted a theatre major. Highlights from her directing credits include: The Green Cockatoo for the Yale Cabaret; Dancing at Lughnasa for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival; Measure for Measure, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Holy Ghosts, The Wild Duck, The House of Blue Leaves and The Plough and the Stars for the University of Scranton; and The Cripple of Inishmaan, All My Sons, Twelfth Night and Dancing at Lughnasa for ONU.

  • Doctor of Fine Arts, Yale School of Drama
  • Master of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Yale School of Drama
  • B.A. in English and Theatre, Boston College
Teaching Interests: 

Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, Playwriting, Directing, Dramaturgy, Acting

Research Interests: 

Irish modern and contemporary drama, new play development, international theatre

Department of Theatre Arts

Brenda Hoyt-Brackman

Freed Center for the Performing Arts 125
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed