Robyn Berg

professorrobynberg@gmail.com

EDUCATION__________________________________________________________________________

Master of Fine Arts in Acting, University of Florida 2008

Thesis: Form & Release: A Journey Through The Cherry Orchard

Awards: Full Teaching/Research Assistantship, Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Nomination

Service: School of Theatre & Dance Advisory Board, Actor in ‘A Roundtable on Diversity’

 

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance and Communications, Bradley University 2000

Interim Semester in London, England

Awards: Theatre Performance Scholarship, Three Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Nominations, multiple semesters on Dean’s List

Service: College of Communications and Fine Arts Advisory Board, Alpha Psi Omega Theatre

Honor Fraternity Member and Fundraising Chair, Featured Actor in ‘The Women of

Coal’ Panel Discussion for The Kentucky Cycle, Actor in Playwriting Workshop with

Robert Schenkkan

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS_______________________________________________________________

Radford University, Radford, VA     Assistant Professor      2015-present

Courses:

Acting IV (period styles)

Acting II (scene study)

Acting I (contemporary realism)

Special Topics: Advanced Movement

Special Topics: Dance & Theatre Collaboration

Theatre History I

Theatre History II

Survey of Drama

Theatre Appreciation (honors and traditional)

Travel Course to New York City

Travel Course to Dublin & London

 

Service:

College of Visual and Performing Arts Assessment Chair

Faculty Senate Member, Curriculum Committee

University Performance Series Committee Member

Undergraduate Advisor

Facilitated Audition Clinic to prepare actors for combined auditions

Coordinated trips to American Shakespeare Center, The Barter Theatre

Recruiting at Virginia Theatre Association conference and on-campus

Scholarship Mentor for student applicants

Affiliated Faculty Member, Women’s & Gender Studies program

Actor in Women’s History Month events

Judge for Open Stage Night for Community of Artists

Guest Instructor for Speech Language Hearing Clinic

Search Committees Member for theatre faculty and dance faculty

 

Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN     Adjunct Professor     2010-2015

Courses:

Beginning Acting

Period Styles Acting

Stanislavski Acting

Movement for the Actor

Stage Combat

History of Theatre I (online and traditional)

History of Theatre II (online)

Introduction to Theatre

Creative Dramatics for Children

Theatre Management

 

Service:

Served as Acting Track Coordinator

Advised multiple showcase performances on Second Stage

Edited department handbook

Coordinated Theatre Chapel visits with guest artists

Coached actors and led trips to American College Theatre Festival

Guest Lecturer in Senior Seminar & Business Communication courses

 

Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, TN     Adjunct Professor     2009-2015

Courses:

Acting I

Acting II

Introduction to Voice & Movement

Introduction to Theatre (online and traditional)

 

Belmont University, Nashville, TN     Adjunct Professor     2011-2012

Courses:

Stage Movement I

Audition Portfolio Performance

Acting for Non-Majors

 

Service:

Directing Mentor for senior capstone production of The Woolgatherer

 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL     Instructor     2005-2008

Courses:

Beginning Acting

Improvisation and Social/Political Theatre

Oral Performance of Literature

Theatre Appreciation

Alexander Technique (Teaching Assistant)

 

Research Assistant to Graduate Research Professor Dr. David Young

 

GUEST LECTURER POSITIONS, WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS ______________________

Virginia State Thespian Conference, Blacksburg, VA 2017

     Workshop: Acting with the Four Fundamental Verbs

Virginia State Thespian Conference, Radford, VA 2016

     Workshop: Wild Willy Shakes

Virginia Theatre Association Conference, Norfolk, VA 2015

     Workshop: Movement Masters: Alexander & Laban

     Workshop: Building a Character from the Outside In

Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL 2015

     Workshop: Audition Workshop

Lipscomb University High School Musical Theatre Awards, Nashville, TN 2014

     Workshop: Movement for the Actor

Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN 2012

     Course: Movement I

State University of New York New Paltz, New Paltz, NY 2008

     Course: Theatre IV Senior Seminar

PUBLICATIONS_______________________________________________________________________

Two Households Both Alike in Dignity: Exploring the Feud in Romeo & Juliet. Guidebook Lessons.  Tennessee Performing Arts Center. 2016

Thornton Wilder’s World Without Guidebook Lesson. Tennessee Performing Arts Center. 2016

Seeking Shakespeare Guidebook Lessons. Tennessee Performing Arts Center. 2015

I on the Sky Guidebook Project Based Learning Unit. Co-Author Jennie Presson. Tennessee Performing Arts Center. 2015.

Hamlet Guidebook Lesson. Tennessee Performing Arts Center. 2015.

Walking the Tightrope Guidebook Project Based Learning Unit. Co-Author Amanda Page. Tennessee Performing Arts Center. 2014.

Burden of Justice: 1863 Guidebook Lesson. Tennessee Performing Arts Center. 2013.

ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP/ADMINISTRATION POSITIONS_________________________________

The Governor’s School, Radford, VA    2016

   Director of Theatre Program

Franklin School of Performing Arts, Franklin, TN    2009-2015

   Director of Theatre Program

Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, TN    2009-2015

   Co-Leader of multiple Arts Integration Institutes

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison, NJ    2008

   Graduate Artistic/Casting Assistant

Studio 601, Gainesville, FL    2007

   Casting Director

Young Playwrights Inc., New York, NY    2004

   Education Assistant