Robert Hoyt is the Director of Admissions & Recruitment for NYU Tisch Drama. He has more than 25 years’ experience in theatre, theatre education, and artistic programming. Most recently, he served as Director of Professional Development for the New School for Drama, positioning students to be more successful through career readiness programming and assisting with their transition into the industry by providing professional showcase opportunities and introductions.
Prior to that, he was the Associate Producing Artistic Director for the Acting Company, the national company of young actors and teaching artists that promotes theatre and literacy by touring nationally a repertory of classical productions and new works into communities across America. Early in his career, he was an Artistic Program Consultant for the Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), as well as an Artistic Assistant with New York Theatre Workshop.
In addition to teaching theatre at the New School, he has taught at Alverno College and the School of the Arts, both in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has been an actor, dancer, designer, and director, was a Citizen Ambassador in Theatre to China, directed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has been fortunate to study and work with Margot Harley, Joe Chaikin, Elinor Fuchs, Sam Shepard, Anne Bogart, Evangeline Morphos, Jim Leverett, and Robert LuPone, among many others.
Robert holds a BA in theatre performance and design from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin; a Master of Education with a focus on professional development and theatre education from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse; and a Master of Fine Arts in dramaturgy from Columbia University.