L.Roi Boyd, III

Roi Boyd

L.Roi Boyd, III, MA, MFA is currently a Part Time Professor of Theatre Arts at Virginia Union University and an Adjunct Professor of Speech and Theatre Arts at John Tyler Community College and J.Sargeant Community College.  He received his MFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 in theatre Pedagogy; his MA degree from Old Dominion University in Humanities and Theatre Arts, and his B.S. degree from Norfolk State University in Mass Communications.  Boyd has completed graduate work in Theatre Pedagogy at East Carolina University, The Yale University School of Drama, and he has also taught at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Since 1989, Boyd has performed, directed, stage managed, and taught in educational, community, equity and professional theatre in over 20 stage plays in Virginia and North Carolina.  Boyd has published articles in Black Theatre Network News and Black Camera journal.  He is currently at work on his first book, The Films of Gordon Parks.  Boyd has given academic presentations in Theatre research in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and California.  Boyd is a member of the International Thespian Society, Theatre Communications Group, the Association of Theatre in Higher Education, The Black Theatre Association, and the Black Theatre Network.  Boyd has served as a board member of the Black Theatre Network for five years as a Graduate Liasion and Parliamentarian.  Boyd is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. where he has served on the Executive Board of the Richmond City chapter, Beta Gamma Lambda for four years as Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, and Voter Registration Chairman.  In addition to his university teaching appointments, Boyd has taught middle and high school theatre for nearly 15 years.  He will begin work on his PhD in African American Theatre and Film through the Media, Art, and Text program at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Fall of 2009.

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