Marc Robinson

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Malcolm G. Chace '56 Professor of Theater & Performance Studies and English

B.A. Hamilton College, 1984
D.F.A., Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Yale School of Drama, 1992

Marc Robinson is Malcolm G. Chace ‘56 Professor of Theater & Performance Studies and English, and Professor of American Studies. He is also Professor in the Practice of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale. His books include The American Play: 1787-2000 (Yale Univ. Press, 2009) and The Other American Drama (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994). In addition, he is the editor of four books: Adrienne Kennedy: Collected Plays and Other Writings (Library of America, 2023), The Myopia and Other Plays by David Greenspan (Critical Performances series, Univ. of Michigan Press, 2012), The Theater of Maria Irene Fornes (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1999), and Altogether Elsewhere: Writers on Exile (Faber and Faber, 1994). He has been awarded the 2009 George Jean Nathan Award and the 2010 George Freedley Special Jury Prize (both for The American Play), the 2012 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Drama (for The Myopia and Other Plays by David Greenspan), and the 2004 Betty Jean Jones Award for Outstanding Teaching of American Drama. He is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities.


Undergraduate: Theater Now; Modernism and American Theater; Modern European Drama, American Experimental Theater; Contemporary American Drama

Graduate: Criticism Workshop, The American Avant-Garde, Modern American Drama, Contemporary American and British Drama, American Drama to 1914, Realism