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Daniel Bird Tobin

Assistant Professor of Theatre

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MFA Theatre Performance Arizona State University
BA Anthropology and Drama Washington University in St. Louis
Trained and worked with the Dance Exchange, the SITI Company
Tectonic Theatre Project, and the Globe Theatre in London.


Daniel Bird Tobin joined the Centre College faculty in 2022 and is also a Senior Faculty Fellow in the Center for Communicating Science at Virginia Tech.

Tobin is a director, performer, science communicator, and theatre archaeologist. His work focuses on how to build compelling, emotionally-rich performances out of personal artifacts and scientific research.

Tobin has performed solo shows across the United States and in England, An Iliad and Conqueror of the Western Marches are two favorites among many, as well as directed numerous shows; Angels in America, Part One, and The Theory of Relativity are particular highlights.

Tobin has worked with fabulous artists like Liz Lerman, Aaron Landsman, and Danai Gurira and assisted the amazing directors Emily Mann, John Doyle, and Sam Buntrock.