Ruthann Curry Browne
Adjunct Professor of Theatre
Teaching Specialties: Theatre Appreciation, Musical Theatre, Youth Theatre
Ruthann Curry Browne currently teaches Theatre Appreciation and Musical Theatre classes, and is a Voice and Movement Specialist. She is the director of the Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas and is an official Arts in Education Teaching Artist with the Arkansas Arts Council. Her 35 years of theatre arts experience includes performing on Broadway, off Broadway, in Regional Theatres, dinner theatres, summer stock, comedy improv troupes, television, and film. In New York she directed Edward Norton in Lovers, and adapted and directed Mark Twain’s Adam and Eve and Tom Topor’s But Not For Me. As the General Manager of New York’s Musical Theatre Works, Inc., she worked with Charles Abbott, Martin Charnin, Pat Birch, Hal Prince, and other legends in the professional musical theatre world. Since leaving New York to raise a family, she has directed plays, trained college students, led theatre workshops in schools, written plays, appeared as a guest judge for the Kiwanis’ “Rising Stars” competition, and directed summer drama intensives for youth. She holds a BA from the College of William and Mary, a MA degree in Performance from the University of Denver, and graduate courses toward a PhD in Theatre for Youth at Arizona State University. She is a professional member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA, and SDC.