Robin Witt is an Associate Professor of Directing in the Department of Theatre who joined the faculty in 2010. She teaches Play Analysis, Directing I and II, Theatre Collaboration, as well as special topics classes. She maintains an active career in Chicago, where she has directed many plays including Ena Lamont Stewart’s Men Should Weep, Terrence Rattigan’s Flare Path, Dennis Kelly’s Love and Money, Amanda Peet’s The Commons of Pensacola, and Simon Stephens’ Motortown, Pornography and Harper Regan. Robin’s work has earned her numerous Jeff Award nominations and her productions have been cited as “Best of the Year” by The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, TimeOut, and Chicago Reader.
On the UNC Charlotte campus, Robin has directed 4.48 Psychosis, The Seagull, India Song, Project / Hope, and The Merry Widow. Along with colleagues Dr. Susan Harden and Dr. Jeanmarie Higgins, Robin and the Theatre Collaboration class have created four highly successful devised theatre pieces that integrate issues of social justice, community, and ensemble-based theatre. Her international work includes Juliet: A Dialogue about Love at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2013) She is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts (BFA) and Northwestern University (MFA), and she is an ensemble member both at Steep Theatre and Griffin Theatre Company in Chicago. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association as well as the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.