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Robyn Lee Horn


(2024)             University at Buffalo, The State University of New York            

PhD Candidate, Theatre and Performance

Dissertation: “Road-Tripping to New Jerusalem: Cryptographic Performance, Consecrated Labor, and Temporal Tourism to the Biblical Past and Eschatological Future,”

Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. Eero Laine     

2018               Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English, Vermont

                       MA, English Literature

2012               Kean University, New Jersey 

BA, Theatre, Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certification, K-12 Theatre Education, 

summa cum laude                        


University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY

Instructor of Record  

2019–22         TH 301 Theatre History, TH 108 Basic Acting (3 sections), TH 466 Women

in Theatre, TH 201 Script Analysis, TH 220 Performing America: Race, Gender, Class, and American Identities    

Teaching Assistant 

2018–19         TH 101 Introduction to Theatre (2 sections)

Niagara University, Lewiston, NY

Adjunct Faculty         

2020–22         THR 207 Acting Styles (2 sections), THR 418 Acting Synthesis and the

Profession II, THR 413 History and Literature of Theatre III (Independent Study), THR 412 History and Literature of Theatre II   


Academy for Performing Arts, Scotch Plains, NJ

2012–18           Theatre I, Theatre III, Technical Theatre I and II


Edited Volume

2022               “American Hells: Hell Houses, Abortion Frames, and Unsexed Women,”

Theatre and the Macabre, edited by Meredith Conti and Kevin J. Wetmore, University of Wales Press 

Under Review  “Performing Cohorts,” Performance Pedagogy: Objects, Transfers,

Formations, co-authored with Eero Laine, Yao Kahlil Newkirk, Dahye Lee, Evan Moritz, and Bella Poynton, Bloomsbury Publishing

Book Review

2020               “The Drama and Theatre of Sarah Ruhl,” Theatre Journal, 72, no. 3.                 


2023               American Examples funded working group,

                       University of Alabama/ Henry Luce Foundation

2018­–22         Presidential Fellowship,

University at Buffalo, SUNY

2020, 2021,    Steig Olson Scholarship for Research Travel,

2022               University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

2019–21         Steig Olson Scholarship for Conference Travel,

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

2019               University at Buffalo Celebration of Excellence, 

“Mediated Intimacy: Performing the Anne Sexton Archive”      

2018.              Barbara Holme Conroe '53 Scholarship,         

Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English                                                

2017               James Andreas Endowed Scholarship,                                                                                   

Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English                                            

2012               Choregos Faculty Scholarship,

Kean University                                                

2010–11         The James R. Murphy Award for Demonstration of Outstanding

Professionalism, Kean University 


Symposium Organized

2021               “Output in the Interstice: Performance and Product in Times of Hiatus,”

(virtual symposium) University at Buffalo Graduate Student Association, 

University at Buffalo, SUNY   


Papers Presented 

2022               “Road Tripping to New Jerusalem: Temporal Tourism to Christian

Nationalist Pasts and Apocalyptic Futures”

2021               “Palestine Park and the Oriental Imaginary: Holy Land Fandom and the

Chautauqua Institution, 1874-1908,” American Society for Theatre Research, Tourism Working Group, San Diego, CA

2020               ASTR Tourism Working Group (virtual convening)

“Holy Ghosts: Evangelical Hauntings at the Holy Land Experience Theme Park,” Mid-America Theatre Conference, Chicago, IL

2019               “Marked Women: Hell Houses, Abortion, and Performances of Misogyny” 

American Society for Theatre Research, Richmond VA

2019               “Putting the Community Center Stage: The Public Theatre Mobile Unit

Tour of Sweat,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Theatre and Social Change debut panel, Orlando, FL  

2019               “The Mega-Watt, Mega-Church Musical: Marketing Christianity at Sight

and Sound Theatre,” Mid-America Theatre Conference, Cleveland, OH

2015               “Introducing the NJ Model Curriculum for the Arts” and “Connecting the

New National Core Arts Standards with the NJCCCS—VPA,” New Jersey Teachers Convention, Atlantic City New Jersey, Co-presenter with Kerri Sullivan

2012               “Best Practices in Student Teaching,” Professional Development Schools

Conference, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ


(2024)            The Natural Horse, Alleyway Theatre, Buffalo, NY (World Premiere) 

(2024)            What the Constitution Means to Me, Kavinoky Theatre, Buffalo, NY

2023              A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Niagara University, Lewiston, NY

2023              The Aleph Complex, Alleyway Theatre, Buffalo, NY (World Premiere) 

2022               Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Niagara University, Lewiston, NY 

2022               The Thanksgiving Play, Niagara University, Lewiston, NY

2022               Berserker, Alleyway Theatre, Buffalo, NY (World Premiere)

     Best Director Nomination: ArtVoice “Artie” Awards for Buffalo Theatre

2021               Lily and Tessa’s Super Star Show, Episode 37, Alleyway Theatre

2021               Senior Showcase, Niagara University, Lewiston, NY

2020               Goat Song, Alleyway Theatre, Buffalo, NY (virtual)

2018               Footloose, Academy for Performing Arts, NJ

2017               Bring It On: The Musical, Academy for Performing Arts, NJ

                             Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Student Achievement

2016               Hamlet, Academy for Performing Arts, NJ

     Outstanding Production of Invention and Innovation” Nomination: Montclair State                     Theatre Night Awards

2014               The Sparrow, Academy for Performing Arts, NJ 

                             Best Drama Nomination: Montclair State Theatre Night Awards

2012                A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Academy for Performing Arts, NJ

     Best Classical Production Nomination: Montclair State Theatre Night Awards

2011                American Saint, Directors Workshop, Kean University, NJ


2020­–22          Managing Director, Alleyway Theatre, a nonprofit, professional theatre

 dedicated to the development and production of new plays, Buffalo, NY 

2019–20          Director of Development, Alleyway Theatre, Buffalo, NY

2012–18          Program Coordinator, Extracurricular Theatre, Academy for Performing

 Arts, Scotch Plains, NJ  

2011                Literary Management Intern, Premiere Stages, Union, NJ


2019               Co-dramaturg, The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt

Weill in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens

(US Premiere), University at Buffalo, SUNY

2011               Associate dramaturg, Follow Me to Nellie's by Dominique Morisseau (World Premiere),

Premiere Stages, Union, NJ 

2011               Associate dramaturg, Egyptian Song by James Christy

Premiere Stages, Union, NJ

2011               Associate dramaturg, Hannah by John J. Wooten

Premiere Stages, Union, NJ


2019               Art in the Open, University at Buffalo, SUNY

                       “Translation/Self/Divine,” music, dance, technology performance 

                       Collaboration with Evan Moritz and Phil Wackerfuss

2019               MFA Dance Showcase, University at Buffalo, SUNY

                       “Silence of the Subaltern,” reading and dance performance 

                       Collaboration with Nitya Vendantam



2020               Theatre History Studies: Journal of the Mid-America Theatre Conference, Vol. 39

                       Book Review Editorial Assistant 

Service—Boards and Committees

2021–22         Secretary, Theatre District Association of WNY 

2021               Board Member, Theatre Alliance of Buffalo

2019               Web Resources Committee, ASTR Graduate Student Caucus

2018               Executive Board, Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey                    

2013–16         Member of Writing Team for Theatre Standards, New Jersey Core Curriculum Content

Standards for the Performing Arts, NJ Department of Education

2014–15         Writing Team for Theatre New Jersey Model Curriculum and Assessment

NJ Department of Education

2015–16         Co-chair, Middle States Accreditation Team, Academy for Performing Arts


Service—University at Buffalo, SUNY

2021                Committee on Symposium Planning, UB Theatre and Dance Graduate Student Association

2020–21          President, UB Theatre and Dance Graduate Student Association

2018–20          Secretary, UB Theatre and Dance Graduate Student Association                     

2019                UB Witness, Senate Higher Education Finance Committee


Creation and Collaboration

2021               “Inside Repetition” Co-created and performed audio description for hearing impaired

audiences with EDI Visiting Scholar Eli Clare, Collaboration with UB Center for Diversity Innovation and UB Department of Theatre and Dance 

2020–22         Antiracist Accountability Plan Writing Team, Alleyway Theatre 


Workshops and Training Participation


2021               “STAMINA: Anti-Racism/Anti-Bias Plan Workshop”

Facilitator: Lynde Rosario, Sponsor: National New Play Network

2021               “Anti-Racist Training for Theatre Organizations” 

Facilitator: Jacqueline Lawton, Sponsor: Association of Regional Theatre Artists

2020               “How to Be an Anti-Racist Organization” 

Facilitators: Nita Mosby Tyler and Tarina Navas-Nieves, Sponsors: Denver Arts and Venues and Equity Project LLC

2019               “Hair Party” Arts Equity Workshop 

Facilitators: Urban Bush Women, Sponsors: Ujima Company and UB Theatre and Dance

2018               “Pedagogy Clinic: Implementing Equity, Diversity at Inclusion at Every Level” 

                        Facilitators: Monica White Ndounou and Nicole Hodges Persley, 

 Sponsor: Association for Theatre in Higher Education            


2004–present   Actors Equity Association

2018–present   Association for Theatre in Higher Education

2019–present   Performance Studies International 

2018–present   American Society for Theatre Research 

2020–present   Theatre Alliance of Buffalo

2012–18            Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey           

2016–18            National Music Educators Association

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