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Assistant Professor, Performance Faculty
Robyn Berg is a Chicago native, who has also spent many years in New York City and Nashville as an actor, director, professor and teaching artist. She holds a BA in Theatre Performance and Radio/Video Communications from Bradley University (where she also studied abroad in London) and an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida (which provided her the opportunity to perform Lysistrata in Greece).
Favorite acting credits include the title role in Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story, Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s Julius Caesar (alongside NFL legend Eddie George), Romeo & Juliet and Amadeus (opposite Tony nominated star Robert Cuccioli) at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and A Christmas Carol, Night of the Living Dead and Alice in Wonderland at The Hippodrome in Florida. She has also appeared on screen in multiple commercials, industrials and independent films.
As a director, Robyn was honored to receive the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Excellence in Directing Award for Shrek at Lipscomb University, where she also directed Death of a Salesman, The Servant of Two Masters and Leading Ladies. At Radford, Robyn has directed The Diary of Anne Frank, Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, and Before and Beyond Words, a devised piece in collaboration with the dance department. Furthermore, she has served as a Movement Coach, Dialect Coach, Fight Choreographer, Casting Director, Production Manager, Stage Manager, House Manager, Sound Designer, Properties Designer, Child Wrangler and more.
Robyn has been active as a teaching artist for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (in the Art Smart program, Disney Musicals in the Schools program and as a leader of multiple Arts Integration Institutes for teachers), Stages on the Sound, IDEAS Drama and Marquis Studios in NYC, Greenlight Performing Company, Appletree Theatre and Pegasus (Players) Theatre in Chicago, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in MI and more.