Malcolm Womack

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • African American Performance

  • Tourist Theory

  • Popular Culture

  • 20th Century America

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Dr. Malcolm Womack is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the School of Theatre, teaching African American Theater History, American Theater History, and he is the lecturer for the university’s large Theatre 100 courses. He received his doctorate from the University of Washington, Seattle with a dissertation on Harlem’s Cotton Club, and since then he has written for the academic journals Film & Theatre, the Journal of Popular Culture, and Studies in Musical Theatre, as well as writing several entries for the African American National Biography and contributing chapters to two books about musical theatre. Prior to entering academia he was an actor, touring nationally and internationally with the Imagination Company, working with Los Angeles’ Inner-City Cultural Awareness Project, and with the populations of group homes and prisons with Stop Gap Theatre; as a professor, he has taught at art schools (Cornish College of the Arts), private liberal arts colleges (Colorado College), and large universities (the University of Washington and now, happily, Penn State).