Michael Curry


Michael Curry is a professor of Integrative Arts Studies and Theatre. He has served on the Goucher faculty for thirty-five years. Michael is one of the founding faculty members of the Integrative Arts Studies program where he teaches the introductory course (Creation and Meaning), Arts in the Community, and the Capstone Experience. Michael’s research interests include acting and directing, particularly classical plays, opera staging, first person historical interpretation, Maryland theatre history, and community arts advocacy. He produces ArtReach at Goucher, a podcast series celebrating the arts at Goucher (links available on the Integrative Arts Studies web page, and through Apple podcasts.)

He is the proud father of two grown sons, Zachary (Goucher Class 2009) and Ian, the father-in-law of Jamie Yellen (Goucher Class 2009) and the grandfather of Milo (4) and Lucy (1). He and Frances Ramos-Fontán, who teaches Spanish and runs the Latino Learning Center, married in August. He is also proud to be the stepfather to Julian, Briana and Monica (Goucher College Class of 2023).

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Areas of Expertise

Stage directing, acting, public speaking, creativity in the arts, community-based learning

Research, Scholarship, Creative Work in Progress

Recently collaborated on a play, Writer’s Guide, with alumna Najah Ali.

Recently became an audio book narrator for Audible Books and Librivox. 

Developing two lecture/demonstrations, Shakespeare on Screen, for Goucher’s SAGE Academy

Exhibits or Performances

Director, The Cuban Swimmer, October 2016

Director, Alcestis, April 2015 

Conference Papers & Panel Participation

Director, American Outlaw, Comparative Drama Conference, 2016 

Director, Mathematics of Being Human, Comparative Drama Conference, 2015 

Invited Talks

2015 World AIDS Day presentation, Eastern Family Resource Center 

Other Professional or Scholarly Activity

Actor, series of industrial films, Laureate Education