Hubbard selected for prestigious critics institute

Dr. Robert Hubbard, theatre professor at Northwestern College, has received a prestigious fellowship from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival to participate in the O’Neill Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Waterford, Conn., July 11-24. 

Founded in 1968, the O’Neill Critics Institute is an intensive two-week program for professional theatre critics. The institute runs concurrent to the O’Neill Playwrights Conference and Music Theatre Conference and enables critics to work on their craft as writers as they view debut readings of new plays by nationally known playwrights.

Institute instructors include some of the nation’s foremost theatre critics such as Michael Feingold of New York City’s Village Voice and Linda Winer of Newsday. Hubbard also will have the opportunity to lunch with guest playwrights like Edward Albee and A.R. Gurney.

Hubbard earned doctorate from Bowling Green State University; he joined Northwestern’s faculty in the fall of 2002. His theatre criticism has appeared in the Muskegon Chronicle and Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought.