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Robin Whittaker

Robin C. Whittaker teaches, directs, writes, and creates theatre with students at Fredericton’s St. Thomas University, where he is associate professor and drama advisor in the Department of English Language and Literature and artistic producer and faculty advisor for Theatre St. Thomas. He teaches courses in directing, acting, theatre theory and criticism, and dramatic literature and has supervised students in the fields of Canadian theatre and marginalization, scriptwriting, and stage management. He has written plays that have been produced at universities and Fringe festivals in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Waterloo, and Fredericton and has directed several maritime premieres for Theatre St. Thomas, including Michel Marc Bouchard’s The Coronation Voyage, Michael Hollingworth’s Trudeau and the FLQ, and the world premiere of No White Picket Fence. He currently serves as vice president of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR). He is editor of the new play anthology Hot Thespian Action!: Ten Premiere Plays from Walterdale Playhouse. Robin’s scholarship appears in journals such as Theatre Research in Canada / Recherches théâtrales au Canada, Canadian Theatre Review, and Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film.