Contemporary Christian performance; the performance of eschatological prophecy and Christian nationalism; Christian theatrical tourism and the American road trip as a pilgrimage.
Robyn Horn is a 5th-year PhD candidate in Theatre and Performance. Her research focuses on the intersection of Christian performance and tourism structures in America. She contributed a chapter on evangelical Hell House performances to Theatre and the Macabre, edited by Meredith Conti and Kevin J. Wetmore and published by the University of Wales Press. In addition to teaching at UB, Robyn is an adjunct theatre professor at Niagara University. In 2022-23, she will direct mainstage productions at NU and Alleyway Theatre, where she also served as Managing Director from 2020-2022. She has received Artie Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical and Best Director, and an IRNE Award (New England) nomination for Best Actress. Robyn is a K-12 certified theatre educator; she taught theatre at the Academy for Performing Arts magnet school in New Jersey from 2012-2018. She is a member of Actors' Equity Association and worked as an actor in NYC for ten years. Robyn holds a BA (summa cum laude) in Theatre and Education from Kean University in NJ and an MA in English Literature from the Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont.