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Associate Professor

Alan Kreizenbeck's interests include American theatre, acting theory, and contemporary playwrights. He has received fellowships from the Shubert organization and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His book, Zoe Akins: Broadway Playwright was published in 2004. His essays are included in books on American directors, American theatre in the 1920's, and notable contemporary plays. He has published in numerous professional journals and made presentations at regional and national conferences. Professor Kreizenbeck has directed in university and professional theatres throughout the United States, winning “best production” awards in Denver and Houston. Named Honors College Professor of the Year in 2003, he teaches courses in theatre and social protest, acting, and theatre history. He heads the Institute of Research in Art and Social Development, which conducts arts programs in area public schools.

B.S. Education, University of Colorado
M.A. Theatre and Dance, University of Colorado
Ph.D Drama, New York University

Contact: kreizenb@umbc.edu