Professor Munro received a B.A. from Columbia College in 1973 and an M.A.H. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1977. He has been at Clark since 1979. Professor Munro was an original member of the Chicago Project and performed at the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Open Space in London and the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was a Directing Fellow at the Center For Theatre Research at SUNY at Buffalo.
Current Teaching and Creative Work
In the early 1980s, Professor Munro adapted and directed four short stories by Raymond Carver as a production for the stage entitled I Could See The Smallest Things. It was after seeing this production that Mr. Carver waived the rights and gave permission to Munro to film one of his stories. Mr. Coffee and Mr. Fix-It was shown nationally on television as part of Mixed Signals, sponsored by the New England Foundation for the Arts. It toured museums throughout Great Britain. Munro went on to adapt and film another Carver story, Preservation, broadcast on PBS in Chicago, and two other independent narratives. His most recent theatrical work includes Temptation by Vaclav Havel, All In The Timing by David Ives, and Famine by Tom Murphy, which was performed in remembrance of the victims of the famine in Ireland one-hundred and fifty years ago.
The New York Times has described Raymond Munro’s work as “smart and sensitive” with an “expert directorial hand.” He has directed theatre productions in Poland, Luxembourg, Ireland and the United States. His films have been seen on PBS and the Learning Channel and in museums throughout Great Britain and Germany. He has taught at the National University of Ireland and the University of Trier. He is Professor of Theatre Arts at Clark University and Artistic Director of the Foxrock Performance Company.