Robert Wighs


Transition Programs Coordinator


Born in Fairbanks, Robert is thrilled to return to the place he calls home after years of pursuing higher education and theatre in the Lower 48. In 2009, Robert earned his B.A. in theatre and upon graduating, spent an inspiring year working with the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre.

Rejuvenated by the land of the midnight sun, Robert earned an MFA in theatre directing. Among his theatrical endeavors, Robert has worked with the Great Plains Theatre, Austin Shakespeare Theatre, Texas Shakespeare Festival and FronteraFest as an actor, director, playwright and teacher.

Currently, Robert lives in Fairbanks and is working toward finishing a Ph.D. His research focuses on cross-cultural collaboration, Alaska Native theatre and the way organizational structures affect meaning-making in theatre.

All that said, Robert loves hitting the ski trails at UAF, walking his dog at Creamer’s Field and spending time with his family. He is always — always — down for a cup of coffee and a good mystery novel.