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playwright , Theater educator

Joseph Allen Robinette, American playwright. Recipient American Society of Composers awards, since 1975; recipient Charlotte Chorpenning cup for outstanding writing of children's plays, Children's Theatre Association American, 1976, medal Children's Theatre Foundation American, 2006. Founding member Opera for Youth, since 1978. Member American Alliance for Theatre and Education (Best Play of Year award 2004).

Background

Robinette, Joseph Allen was born on February 8, 1939 in Rockwood, Tennessee, United States. Son of Paul Henry and Willie Merle (Ghormley) Robinette.

Education

Bachelor, Carson-Newman College, 1960. Master of Arts, Southern Illinois University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, 1972.

Career

Teacher Bearden High School, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1962-1963. Instructor Arkansas City (Kansas) Junior College, 1963-1964, University Hawaii, Hilo, 1968-1969, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1965-1968, 69-71. Professor theatre arts Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, 1971—2005.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author 51 public plays and musicals. Authorized dramatizer Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, The Paper Chase, A Rose for Emily, others.

Membership

Founding member Opera for Youth, since 1978. Member American Alliance for Theatre and Education (Best Play of Year award 2004).

Connections

Married Helen Marie Seitz. Children: John, Anne, Michael, Christopher, Andrew.

father:
Paul Henry Robinette

mother:
Willie Merle (Ghormley) Robinette

spouse:
Helen Marie Seitz

children:
John Robinette

Anne Robinette

Michael Robinette

Christopher Robinette

Andrew Robinette