Travis Curtright, PhD, is a scholar and author with a passion for the arts. He currently serves as Chair of the Humanities and Liberal Studies Program at Ave Maria University in Southwest Florida, as well as Professor of Humanities and Literature.
Travis completed his education at the University of Dallas, earning his doctorate in Literature. Today, he serves as a research fellow of The Center for Thomas More Studies at the university. Travis Curtright also has professional training from the American Shakespeare Center, as well as in improv from Chicago’s prestigious The Second City.
At Ave Maria University, Travis Curtright is the director of Shakespeare in Performance, a troupe of actors and minor of studies. The students receive training in a number of disciplines, including voice, dramaturgy, and acting. Summer 2019 also marks the initiation of Shakespeare in Performance as a summer camp for high school students and recent graduates.
In addition to these ventures, Travis is the proud editor of Moreana: Thomas More and Renaissance Studies, a journal published by Edinburgh University Press. Moreana is an international, multilingual and non-confessional journal, published in double issues, in June and December. The journal was first published in 1963 by Germain Marc’hadour within the Amici Thomae Mori society.
An accomplished author, Travis Curtright has written The One Thomas More, Shakespeare’s Dramatic Persons, and co-edited Shakespeare’s Last Plays: Readings in Literature and Politics.
Travis Curtright and his wife, Mary, are also the proud parents of five beautiful children, all of whom are named after Shakespeare characters. To the delight of Shakespeare in Performance troupe members, the Curtrights seamlessly mesh family life and troupe life. Their troupe members are family, and their family is actively involved with SIP.
To hear Travis and Mary discuss Shakespeare, love, and how Shakespeare in Performance has evolved throughout the years, listen to their chat with Emily of Utah Shakespeare Festival on their Play On! podcast.
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