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Bobby  Funk MFA

Theatre and Dance
423-439-6512 /
207-C Campus Center Building

Bobby Funk is a full professor. He teaches a variety of performance classes, including, Directing, Acting I, Stage Combat, Acting for the Camera, and The Audition Process. Bobby did his undergraduate work at Western Carolina University. He then went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York before receiving his MFA Degree in Acting and Directing from UNC-Greensboro. He has worked professionally as an actor and director Off- Broadway and in regional theatres across the country including Barter Theatre. He has also acted for television, in independent films and in several industrial films.

Bobby is the author of the book, The Audition Process: A Guide for Actors. He has also written a number of plays including, Co. Aytch: Memoirs of a Confederate Soldier, Treasure Island, Robin Hood: Marian’s Revenge, The Dream Continues: The History of the Civil Rights Movement in America, The Brave and the Free, Highway to Hell: An Ode to the Comedians of Vaudeville and the Great Broadway Choreographers, River Rising: TVA and the Town of Butler and Hear That Whistle Blow . . . Erwin Train A Coming. Funk has also written two film scripts with his partner Jeremy Browne, Drake and For God and Country.


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