Timothy X. Troy (he/him)

Candid photo of Professor Troy
Campus Address
Music-Drama Center
Room 132
Theatre Arts
J. Thomas and Julie E. Hurvis Professor of Theatre and Drama and Professor of Theatre Arts

Timothy X. Troy (playwright & stage director) is the Hurvis Professor of Theatre and Drama at Lawrence University. Regular teaching areas include acting, directing, script analysis, and playwrighting.  Professor Troy’s regular contribution to Lawrence’s Freshman Studies program was honored with the Freshman Studies Teaching Prize. Troy is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. As a director for plays, operas, musicals, and audio theatre Professor Troy devotes his role as a teacher to help students and audiences experience the stories that shape our lives. Troy’s playwrighting activities focus on how large social forces influence family relationships and our shared vision of the future. Professor Troy’s love for, and commitment to, travel began as 16-year-old Rotary Exchange Student and continued to his sponsorship of a study-abroad program at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. While serving as visiting professor at Samuel Beckett School of Drama, Trinity College-Dublin, and as a visiting professor at Lawrence’s London Centre, Troy is committed to helping his students learn about themselves and their culture by exploring the similarities and differences in other cultures and contexts. Professor Troy teaches courses in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship program (Start-up Theatre), and in the Environmental Studies Program (Ireland’s Deep Time). When he’s not making theatre Professor Troy enjoys crochet projects, and playing Traditional Celtic music on his high D whistle. Troy recently returned from a Fulbright Award year in Ireland teaching at University College Dublin, School of English, Drama & Film and writing a new play about the revolutionary activities of Daniel John Stapleton (1886-1968)entitled "Run with the Hare ( ... and hunt with the hound)"

Lawrence University, B.A.; University of Iowa, M.F.A.
Years at Lawrence
1989-1992; 1997-present