Frans Rijnbout

Associate Professor

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PhD, Theatre Education, New York University, 1997

MA, Katholieke Sociale, Akademie, Amsterdam


Born and raised in the Netherlands, Dr. Rijnbout moved to New York in 1977 where he studied Theatre and Dance. During the 1980s, he performed and toured in the USA, Canada, and Europe with several theatre companies. For seven years he was an adjunct assistant professor at New York University where he taught graduate courses in dramatic literature, movement, feminist theatre, and acting. For the past ten years, Dr. Rijnbout has taught theatre workshops at universities and conferences throughout the USA, Ireland, Great Britain, and South Korea.


Frans Rijnbout, “Theatre in Greater Boston: A Major Force, with a Minor Inferiority Complex,” a report based on interviews with 75 theatre artists, 2009.

Frans Rijnbout, “The Unbearable Liteness of Process Drama,” in Stage of the Art, a publication of the American AllianceTheatre and Education, 2003.

Frans Rijnbout, “Shakespeare in New York” in Theater & Educatie, Jaargang 6, Nummer 2, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2000.

Frans Rijnbout, “Between Drama and Dance” in Stage of the Art, Volume 10, Number 2, Austin, Texas, 1997.


Frans Rijnbout, “The New Woman in Plays by Harley Granville Barker and his Contemporaries” (PhD diss., New York University, 1997).


Doctoral Teaching Fellowship, New York University

National Honor and Professional Association in Education, Pi Lambda Theta

Award for Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation, New York University

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