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Drama

Jason Rubin

Associate Professor of Drama
Education
  • Hofstra University, 1969
  • M.F.A., Columbia University, 1972
  • Ph.D., New York University, 1991

Biographic Note

Jason Rubin, who lives in Baltimore, started teaching at Washington College in the spring of 1986. He has also taught at George Mason University and Loyola College in Baltimore. He has been a professional set designer since 1970. Among the theaters he has designed for are Theater of the First Amendment in Fairfax, Virginia, Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, and The Folger in Washington, D.C. Along time ago he was artistic director of Children’s Theater Association in Baltimore. He belongs to AAUP, Actors’ Equity Association, American Society of Theatre Research, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and Theater Library Association, for which he was a juror for the George Freedley Award for ten years. He is researching Baltimore popular entertainments from 1876-1932.

Courses Taught At WC

  • Set Design
  • Advanced Design
  • Costume Design
  • Theater Technology
  • Acting II
  • Theory and Criticism
  • American Musical Theater
  • Principles of Effective Speaking
  • Scene Painting
  • Performance Studies
  • Theater in Performance
  • GRW: Global Theater
  • GRW: Performing Rituals
  • American Popular Entertainments and Public Rituals
  • Greeks to Shakespeare
  • Romanticism and Realism
  • 20th Century Mise-en-Scene

Productions Designed At WC

Threepenny Opera, Henry IV, Part I, Madame Butterfly, Hamlet, Anne Frank, Shrew, Beckett Plays, Leocadia, Hedda Gabler, Under Milkwood, Antigone, Cinders, My Children! My Africa!, The Three Sisters, Camino Real, Only You, Waiting for Godot, The Government Inspector, Leave It to Jane, R.U.R., Cloud Nine, Medea, Volpone, The Boys From Syracuse, Chicago, Too Much Lightâe¦. The Love of a Nightingale, The Baltimore Waltz, The American Clock, I Have Song to Sing, O!, She Loves Me, Twelfth Night, Good, The Cherry Orchard, Top Girls, Crimes of the Heart, [sic], The Golden Sardine, Troy Women, A Funny Thing…, An Evening of Tennessee Williams One-Acts, The Tragedy of King Lear

Productions Directed At WC

Madame Butterfly, Anne Frank, Leocadia, There’s a Girl in Havana, Medea, Leave It to Jane, The Show-Off, The Boys from Syracuse, Chicago, The Baltimore Waltz, I Have a Song to Sing, O!, She Loves Me, Good, Death of a Salesman, [sic], A Funny Thing…, The Imaginary Invalid, The Tragedy of King Lear