"Teaching and working at Goucher for 30 years has been a great experience. There are so many ways to grow and learn from my colleagues and from the students. We talk about student transformation, but teaching here has been transformative for me as well."
Michael Curry is a professor in the Department of Theatre where he has served on the faculty for thirty-three years. He has acted and directed in numerous theatre productions at Goucher and in the Baltimore area. He has also done industrial films and commercial voice-overs for Maryland Public Television, Monumental Life Insurance, the Air Force and others. He has acted in special educational outreach programs for the Maryland Historical Society, Action Theatre Company, and the Baltimore Science Center, and serves on the Maryland State Arts Council grant review panel for theatre. As a teacher, Michael specializes in acting and directing, though he has also taught courses in speech, performance art, experimental theatre, acting for television, theatre as a vehicle for community outreach, for the Honors program (Shakespeare and Greek theatre), in the International Scholars Program, and Shakespeare on the Screen for the First-Year Seminars program. Michael’s research interests include acting and directing, particularly classical plays, opera staging, first person historical interpretation, and community arts advocacy.
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
2015 World AIDS Day presentation, Eastern Family Resource Center
Other Professional or Scholarly Activity
Actor, series of industrial films, Laureate Education