John Frick selected for The College of Fellows of the American Theatre

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Professor Emeritus John Frick has been selected for induction into The College of Fellows of the American Theatre.  Investiture in The College of Fellows of the American Theatre is one of the highest honors bestowed on educators and professionals of America’s educational and theatre community.  Dr. Frick will be formally inducted into the College in April 2017 at the Kennedy Center.

Professor Frick began teaching for UVA Drama in 1987 and retired in 2013.  He is the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin on the American Stage and Screen (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) which was selected as the Best Book of 2012 by the American Theatre & Drama Society.  He is also the author of Theatre, Culture and Temperance Reform in Nineteenth-Century America {Cambridge University Press, 2003}; and New York’s First Theatrical Center: The Rialto at Union Square (1985); and is co-editor of The Directory of Historic American Theatres  and Theatrical Directors: A Biographical Dictionary.