Robert Hubbard has taught in the Department of Theatre and Speech at Northwestern College since 2001. Before moving to Orange City, he served as the Director of Theatre at Calvin College. An active scholar, critic, director and performer, Hubbard holds a doctorate in theatre from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor’s in theatre and English from Minot State University. In 2015, MSU inducted Hubbard into its Academic Hall of Fame. Awarded an O’Neill Critics Fellowship in 2005, Hubbard regularly publishes articles and reviews in popular and academic publications. Scholarly pursuits include a chapter in Communication and Commitment: Service Learning Across the Curriculum, as well as numerous articles and reviews in publications such as Theatre Journal, The Journal of Religion and Theatre, The Concord Saunterer, Text and Performance Quarterly, and Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought.Directing experiences include successful productions of The Seagull, Othello, The Odyssey, a Grand Award winning production of The Comedy of Errors, and The Cradle Will Rock, for which Hubbard received a certificate of merit in directing from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Original stage adaptations include of Larry Woiwode’s novel, Beyond the Bedroom Wall and Graham Greene’s novel, The Power and the Glory. In 2015, Hubbard served in the acting company of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival’s production of Macbeth. He also serves as the Director of Integrative General Education at Northwestern College.
A veteran solo performer, Hubbard regularly performs his original solo shows at fringe festivals, high schools, colleges, churches, and community centers across the country, including New York City, Baltimore, Kansas City, and Minneapolis. One Minneapolis critic described Hubbard’s solo show, How Helicopters Figure in My Dreams, as “a big hearted, moving, tour de force—a monologue that will sweep you up in its story and passions.”
When not performing solo, Hubbard does his best to be a good husband to his lovely wife, April (also an accomplished theatre artist!), and father to his three magnificent sons, Charlie, George, and Auggy.