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					PROFESSIONAL RECORD                                                                   Murray                1
ROBIN E. MURRAY
Professor of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts                  University of Wisconsin River Falls

EDUCATION
      M.F.A.- Costume Design                                University of Oklahoma, 1984
      B.S. and Teaching Certificate in Theatre              Oklahoma City University, 1977

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
      1987-present   Professor of Speech & Theatre
                      University of Wisconsin-River Falls
      1984-1986 Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
                      University of Texas at Dallas

TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Introduction to Theatre and Drama
Fundamentals of Oral Communication                           Career Development: Theatre Arts
Costume Design                                               Costume and Fashion: The Mirror of History
Theatre Makeup                                               Playwrights of Color
Children's Theatre and Puppetry                              MSE: Arts in Society
Design Techniques for Theatre                                MSE: Arts Education in a Changing Environment

COURSE DEVELOPMENT
Development Arts 780, Arts in Society for MSE program
C0-development Arts 770, Arts Education in a Changing Environment for MSE program
Co-development , SCTA 230, Playwrights of Color

MENTORING
      Mentored student Moria Clinton through her research and costume design for SCAPINO! Moria won twice!
      National Costume Design Award at the 2003 American College Theatre National Festival for SCAPINO!
      National Make-up Design Award at the 2004 American College Theatre National Festival for BONDAGERS.

GRANTS AWARDED
      Faculty Research Grant 2004: Creating Images for a New Play: The Lewis and Clark Expedition.
      Wisconsin ESEA Grant 2004: High Quality Professional Development at a Distance: Enhancing Teacher
       Quality and Student Learning through New Content, Performance Assessment, and Reading and Writing in the
       Content Area.
      Faculty Research Grant 1998 and End of the Year Grant for: “Exploring A New Visual Performance Art: The
       Synergistic Relationship Between Oversize Puppets and Actors in Theatrical Productions for Adult Audiences”
      Instructional Technology Mini Grant, 1998
      Wisconsin in Scotland Teaching Award, 1995-96
      Wisconsin Teaching Fellows, “Incorporating Multicultural Perspectives in Theatre Courses”, 1990-91
      Co-recipient - Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Grant (UTIG) – “Development of Multicultural Tools for
       Classroom Instruction: An Exploration of Racial and Ethnic Diversity as Reflected in the Theatre,”
        1990-91
      Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Grant-Faculty Retraining Grant, “Japanese Classical Theatre,” 1989-90
      Wisconsin Arts Board Grant - (co-wrote) Kabuki performer as Guest Artist for University Theatre production of
       BLOOD WEDDING, 1989-90

PUBLICATIONS
PLAYWRIGHTS OF COLOR, Intercultural Press, Inc. 1999. Co-author.
“Toward a Multicultural Theatre Course”, Theatre Topics. September 1992, Co-Author.
UNIVERSITY SERVICE - UWRF
Director, University Theatre
Coordinator Master of Secondary Education-Fine Arts program
Host: 2003 Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Educators annual Conference
Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee
Multi-cultural Advisory Committee
Visiting Professor Committee
Advisory Board Member –Plan 2008
Arts and Sciences Mentoring Project
Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee
Theatre Major approved
Attendance at the American College Theatre Festival 2000-04
"Sculpting with Foam" and "Working with the New Thermoplastics", Wisconsin Theatre Association Convention,1989
Japanese Kabuki Exhibit UWRF Library, Jan. 1998
"Sculpting Foam" ,Dance Theatre workshop,1989
Producer, MONKEY AND THE WATERFALL, May 99

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT and RESEARCH
  COSTUME DESIGN AND SUPERVISION OF CONSTRUCTION
    University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    Designed and supervised construction of costumes for each of the following University productions. This
    includes training and supervising crews of 20 to 30 students for over 150 hours in each production:
    BONDAGERS
    NUNCRACKERS
    PATIENT A                                                         PLAYING WITH FIRE
    1940’s RADIO HOUR                                                 GRIM
    TARTUFFE                                                          INTO THE WOODS
    RETURN TO FORBIDDEN PLANET                                        PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM
    ROMEO AND JULIET                                                  CHARLIE'S AUNT
    PRESENT LAUGHTER                                                  TAMING OF THE SHREW
    O PIONEERS                                                        CLOUD 9
    THE CHERRY ORCHARD                                                LAUNDRY AND BOURBON
    A TUNA CHRISTMAS                                                  BLOOD WEDDING
    GYPSY                                                             WAITING FOR GODOT
    ZARA SPOOK AND OTHER LURES                                        HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES
    JOSEPH & THE AMAZING                                              WEST SIDE STORY
            TECHNICOLOR DREAM COAT                                    THE GLASS MENAGERIE
    NOISES OFF                                                        MUSEUM
    HEDDA GABLER                                                      AMADEUS
    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM                                         THE PHYSICISTS


SELECTED PROFESSIONAL COSTUME DESIGN
Phipps Center for the Arts                    THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
       THE WIZARD OF OZ                Dallas Children's Theatre
      (Puppet Design and Construction)        A WIND IN THE DOOR
Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival                (oversized puppets and costumes)
      MACBETH                          Stage #1 Dallas, Texas
      MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING                  BROKEN EGGS, a Premier
      THE THREE MUSKETEERS             Addison Centre Theatre Dallas, Texas
Penumbra Theatre, St. Paul                    LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY
      TWO TRAINS RUNNING                      UNCOMMON WOMEN AND OTHERS
      BUFFALO HAIR                            HOLY GHOSTS
Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival                THE OLDEST LIVING GRADUATE
      RESTORATION                                                    TWELFTH NIGHT
      THE ART OF DINING                                       South Florida Theatre Co. Miami, Florida
Shakespeare Festival of Dallas                                       JULIO CESAR
      SHOGUN MACBETH (World Premier)                          ( An Adaptation of Julius Caesar)

OTHER COSTUME DESIGN
The University of Texas at Dallas                                   WORKING
      A TOMB FOR BORIS DAVIDOVITCH                            Mountain View College Dallas, Texas
      ANTIGONE                                                      CHICAGO
      THE HAMLET MACHINE a Dance Piece                        Richland Community College Dallas, Texas
      THE TIDINGS BROUGHT TO MARY                                   THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE
      TWELFTH NIGHT                                                 IN TEXAS
      MARY STUART

OTHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
National Puppetry Festival Oklahoma 2003
National Puppetry Festival, Seattle, 1999
International Puppetry Festival, NYC 1998
American College Theatre Festival, Green Bay, WI, 2001-04
ATHE Conference, New York - 1989
USITT Conference, 1989, 1993,1994,2003
UTIC Faculty College Teaching Institute - 1990
Faculty College – 1990

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
Producing the Laramie Project: Issues and Concerns. Public Lecture Series March 2004
The Art of Puppetry. Gallery exhibit for River Falls Public Library. January 2004
“Mask Construction Method” Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Educators Conference Sept. 2002
Presentation on Puppet Design and Construction for Art Teachers Conference April 2001
"Incorporating a Multi-Cultural Perspective in the Curriculum" - USITT - 1994
"East Meets West: Kimonos for BLOOD WEDDING?" - USITT - 1992
"Theatrical Design: Creative Problem Solving" - Gallery 101 Show - UW-RF - November, 1991
Towards a More Diverse Theatre Curriculum" - ATHE - 1991
"Blood Wedding Revisited" - Thursday Reflections - 1991
"Multicultural Awareness: Resources for the Flaming Novice" - Wisconsin Teaching Fellows Summer Institute – 1990

CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Educators-Board Member
Puppeteers of America
United States Institute for Theatre Technology

PUBLIC and COMMUNITY SERVICE
Lead Teacher-Children’s Drama Club
"Costuming on a Budget" - High Schools Drama Workshop - sponsored by University Theatre - 1988
Co-Founder of River Falls Community Theatre, President of Board, 1993-1995, Costume Design for ALICE IN
WONDERLAND
Produced A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM for 1,200 school children
Produced and directed - THE FORGOTTEN DOOR - for 1,280 school children
Produced -AMA AND THE WHITE CRANE and HENRY MOUSE each for 500 school children.
Chair, Board of Directors, Heartland Community School 2000-2002 and Co-author of $50,000.00 grant
Supervised loans of costumes to countless groups and individuals
Workshops: St. Croix Falls High School, Special Arts Day, Riverwood Treatment Center, Phipps Center for the Arts,
      Weblos Boy Scouts, College for Kids - Mask course, Continuing Education Creative Dramatics for Children
      course, "Theatre as a Career" presentations Hudson High School, and Greenwood Elementary School

				
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