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Robyn Lee Horn

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Actor with fifteen years of professional experience, including regional, summer stock, readings, workshops and Broadway musicals-in-concert 

  • Six years of teaching theatre at a public magnet performing arts high school

  • Director of contemporary, classical and musical theatre productions 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Student in Theatre and Performance, University at Buffalo (Anticipated June 2022)
M.A. in English Literature, Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English (August 2018)
B.A. in Theatre, Kean University, summa cum laude (August 2012)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Theatre Arts Teacher, The Academy for Performing Arts High School (2012 – 2018) 

Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Content includes contemporary acting technique (Stanislavski, Meisner, Adler, Strasberg), classical theatre (Greek, Commedia dell’arte, Shakespeare) playwriting, devising, dramaturgy, voice/speech, movement, and technical theatre.        

  • 2017 Teacher of the Year                                                                               

  • Director: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Sparrow, Hamlet, Godspell, Bring it On: The Musical, and Footloose                                                                      

  • Advisor of district-wide Music Club                                                                            

  • Member of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Prevention Team 

  • Co-chair of Middle-states Accreditation Team (2015 – 2016)

Professional Internship, Plainfield [NJ] High School (2012)

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Worked on various projects for the New Jersey Board of Education, helping to create new arts assessments and standards.  

  • NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards (Theatre) writing team (2016)

  • Teen Arts Scoring Guide development team (2015)

  • State Standards Five-Year Review committee (2014)

  • Standards Review Gap Analysis/Crosswalk Project (2014)

  • Model Curriculum Assessment writing team (2014)

ACADEMIC AWARDS

Presidential Fellowship, University at Buffalo, SUNY (2018) 

Barbara Holme Conroe '53 Scholarship, Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English (2018)

James Andreas Endowed Scholarship, Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English (2017)

Choregos Faculty Scholarship, Kean University (2012)

The James R. Murphy Award for Demonstration of Outstanding Professionalism, Kean 

University (2010 – 2011)

DIRECTING AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

Footloose (2018)

          BroadwayWorld New Jersey Theatre Awards: Best High School Musical (runner-up) 

Bring it On: The Musical (2017)                                                                         

          Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Student Achievement (winner) 

Hamlet (2016)

          Montclair State Theatre Night Award Nominations: Outstanding Production of Invention and Innovation,           Outstanding Use of Live Music, Best Actress: Hamlet, Best Supporting Actress: Ophelia,                  

          Best Fight Choreography, Best Choreography, Best Scholarship in Director’s Notes

The Sparrow (2014)

          Montclair State Theatre Night Award Nominations: Best Drama, Best Actress: Emily Book, Best          

          Supporting Actress: Joyce McGuckin, Best Choreography (winner)  

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2012)

          Montclair State Theatre Night Award Nominations: Best Classical Production, Best Actress: Helena,

          Best Actress: Hermia, Best Actor: Oberon, Best Supporting Actor: Bottom (winner),

          Outstanding Use of Live Music 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Actors Equity Association (2004 – present)

American Society for Theatre Research (2018) 
Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey (2011 – 2018), Executive Board (2017 – 2018) 

National Music Educators Association (2016 – 2018)

PRESENTATIONS

Co-presenter at the New Jersey Teachers Convention (2015)

  • “Introducing the NJ Model Curriculum for the Arts” 

  • “Connecting the New National Core Arts Standards with the NJCCCS – VPA”


Co-presenter for the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Professional

Development In-service Day (2016)

  • “Using Movement in the Classroom” 


Co-presenter for Professional Development Schools Conference at William Paterson 

University (2012)

  • “Best Practices in Student Teaching”