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Theater educator

Arthur Richard Nichols, American theater educator. Fellow Japan Foundation, 1973, 95, Korea Foundation, 1999; Asian Cultural Council grantee, 1996; recipient Gold Medallion for Theatre Excellence, Kennedy Center. Corporal United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1960-1966.

Background

Nichols, Arthur Richard was born on October 1, 1940 in Ionia, Michigan, United States. Son of James Kennedy and Evelyn Alice Nichols.

Education

Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1963. Master of Fine Arts, Ohio University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1971.

Career

Assistant professor theatre Ohio State University, Columbus, 1971-1976. Director theatre Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, 1976-1977. Associate professor theatre University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1977-1982.

Head movement training Goodman School Drama, Chicago, 1982-1984. Head department performing arts National Technology Institute for Deaf, Rochester, New York, 1984-1987, Clemson (South Carolina) University, 1987-1989. Head graduate actor training Pennsylvania State University, University Park, since 1989.

National chair Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, 1986-1988, Association for Asian Performance, 1994-1995, Theatre Movement Program.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals, chapter to book. Translator, World premiere English performance Kinoshita Junji's Hikoichi-Banashi.

Membership

Corporal United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1960-1966.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Japanese noh and kyogen performance.

Connections

Married Sharleen Ann Estep, July 27, 1963. Children: Robert Brian, Maureen Lynn Nichols Moose.

father:
James Kennedy

mother:
Evelyn Alice Nichols

spouse:
Sharleen Ann Estep

child:
Robert Brian Nichols

child:
Maureen Lynn Nichols Moose Nichols