Jim Quinn is a Professor of Theatre Arts at Bridgewater State University where he has taught since 1994. He holds a BFA from Boston University’s School of the Arts, and an MFA from Yale School of Drama. He is the founder / co-director of the Arts for Youth and Arts for Teens programs at BSU. As a professional actor Jim won two Boston Theater Critics Circle awards for best actor in a drama and one for best actor in a musical. Since moving to Bridgewater, he has occasionally performed with local companies such as the Star-Players as Tevye in Fiddler, Massasoit as Billy Flynn in Chicago and Julian Marsh in 42nd Street, and The Inly School as Daddy Warbucks in Annie and Captain Hook in Peter Pan.
As Director of the Children’s Theater at BSU, Jim conceived and wrote ten musicals for young audiences, with playwright Dave Frieze and composer Steve Dennis. He has taught several courses at BSU related to training teachers to use drama in the classroom, including Children’s Theatre, Creative Drama, Play Production, and a week – long intensive summer course in Drama Infusion.