BA (Wilfrid Laurier University), MA (University of Alberta), PhD (University of Toronto)
Associate Professor, Drama
Dr. Robin C. Whittaker has studied, practised, and taught drama, theatre, and performance studies in Toronto, Waterloo, ON, Edmonton, Ottawa, and now Fredericton. At WLU he honoured in English literature with a general major in drama, which led to a masters (U of A) and a doctorate (U of T) with a focus on theatre in Canada. In and around his graduate work, and in the year following, he taught theatre at four universities and critical theory at the masters’ level in Brock University’s SCLA program before arriving at St. Thomas University. A director, playwright, and former artistic director of Edmonton’s Walterdale Theatre Associates and Belligermint Ink. theatre companies, Dr. Whittaker teaches courses in theatre practice, theory, and dramatic literature. He has also directed for Fredericton’s NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival and is an active member of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR). His current research examines the place of nonprofessionalizing theatre practices in the professional era.