Robin Carr is an Associate Professor of Voice and Acting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at USM. Since she has been at Southern Miss, Robin has directed such shows as Talley’s Folly, Smokey Joe’s Café, Ragtime, Almost Maine, Urinetown The Musical, Voice of the Prairie, and Little Shop of Horrors. Ms. Carr has served on the American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) regional selection team and has won two excellence in directing awards. Ms. Carr has been the dialect coach for various productions such as Hitchock Blonde, Waiting for the Parade, Candida, Theatre Country Wife at Southern Miss and Our Country’s Good for the University of New Orleans. Ms. Carr is the co-director and creator of Midsummer Musical Theatre Experience, a musical theatre youth camp held on the campus of Southern Miss.
A member of Actors’ Equity Association, Robin has performed such roles as Fefu in Fefu and Her Friends, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd and the Fool in King Lear. She holds an M.F.A from the University of Connecticut and a Shakespeare Acting Certificate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Ms. Carr is a Lessac Certified Trainer and served as chair of the Southeastern Theatre Conference Voice and Speech Committee. A member of the Voice and Speech Trainer’s Association, Robin is the recipient of a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Grant, the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education Excellence in Higher Education award and a Southern Miss Innovation Award for Creative Activities for her research in finding connections between Arthur Lessac’s voice and body work and Tadashi Suzuki’s movement for the actor. This past March, Robin was fortunate enough to teach a one week workshop with Arthur Lessac himself at the University of Rijeka in Croatia and is now currently on sabbatical teaching the Lessac voice and body work for their new Post Masters’ Program in Acting, Media and Culture Studies under the direction of Rade Šerbedžija.