Teaching Lecturer of Theatre
Robin Marcotte has extensive stage experience as an actor, choreographer, devisor, and director. Originally from New Hampshire, Marcotte received his undergraduate degree in Music Theatre Performance from Plymouth State University. He went on to continue his education at the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, CA. Upon completion of the program in 2001, he was invited to Philadelphia to perform in Mum Puppettheatre’s production of Equus. He appeared in several Mum Puppettheatre productions as a collaborating artist, including Séance, Swan Lake, A Christmas Carol, and the award-winning From the Ashes. Mr. Marcotte was honored with a Rocky Award for Dance Performance and Choreography for Equus, as well as a Barrymore Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Play. In 2005, Mr. Marcotte performed in Utopia, Ltd. at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Buxton, England. In Philadelphia, Marcotte served as Executive Director/Co-artistic Director of Hotel Obligado Physical Theatre, where he created and performed many original works, including Catulli Carmina, which he directed and choreographed, and his solo play, Dottie. Marcotte also served as choreographer for Hotel Obligado’s Beauty Is. The play was named A Top Ten Production by the Philadelphia Weekly and he received their Award for Best Choreography in 2006–2007. Marcotte has taught devising, physical theatre, Commedia dell’Arte, mask performance, ensemble creation and contact improvisation for the Cab Calloway High School for the Performing Arts (DE), the Germantown Academy (PA), The Governor’s School for the Arts (VA), the New Hampton School (NH), Pennsylvania State University, Ramapo College (NJ), Washington and Jefferson College (PA) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Marcotte has served as a faculty member at the Academy of Vocal Arts (PA) and St. Paul’s School (NH). In 2010, Marcotte became the School Director of the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts (PSCA). While at PSCA, he taught devising and introduction to aerials. In 2011, he created and directed The Green Fairy Cabaret, which was commissioned by the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Marcotte holds an MFA from Goddard College in Interdisciplinary Arts focusing in Theatre, Social Engagement and Actor as Creator. Currently, he is a Teaching Lecturer of Theatre at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire where he teaches Acting, Actor as Creator, Athleticism in the Arts, Clown, Commedia, Physical Characterization, Stage Movement and Theatrical Experience. With additional training as massage therapist, Marcotte’s research interests reside in somatic response in acting techniques and pedagogy.
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